Workshop in memory of František Matúš (August 2019)

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Th]e workshop will be organized as a part of the conference Prague Stochastics 2019, to be held in August 19–23, 2019, in UTIA, the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague.

The workshop will be devoted to František Matúš, who passed away on May 17, 2018. His research interests reached several mathematical fields. He was involved in information theory, probability theory, statistics, geometry, algebra, and matroid theory. The workshop to commemorate him is intended to be multidisciplinary, involving these fields in which František worked, and the areas close to his interests. We particularly welcome contributions devoted to information geometry, entropic regions, information inequalities, cryptography, polymatroids, optimization of convex integral functionals, discrete Markovian random sequences, conditional independence, semi-graphoids, graphical models, exponential families, and algebraic statistics.

The workshop will take place at his home institution. Presentations at the workshop will include about ten invited talks given by experts in the area of his interest, and contributions from registered participants on close topics. A preliminary list of main speakers include:

  • László Csirmaz (Renyi Institute, Budapest)
  • Imre Csiszár (Renyi Institute, Budapest)
  • Thomas Kahle (OvGU, Magdeburg)
  • Seffen Lauritzen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Carles Padró (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
  • Johannes Rauh (Max Planck Institute)
  • Andrei Romashchenko (Laboratoire d’Informatique, Montpellier)
  • Bernd Sturmfels (Max Planck Institute)
  • Raymong Yeung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Piotr Zwiernik (Barcelona)

Shorter contributed talks or posters will be selected from submitted abstracts by the program committee. The option to present open problems within smaller topic-specific sessions, moderated by invited chairs, is also considered, and will depend on the interest expressed by the preregistered participants. No confer- ence fee is planned.

If you are interested in participating, please use the pre-registration form

and provide us with an abstract of a suggested presentation by May 17, 2019.

Program Committee:

  • Nihat Ay (MPI MIS, Leipzig)
  • László Csirmaz (Renyi Institute, Budapest)
  • Milan Studeny ́ (UTIA, Prague)