Exploring new applications and uses of the relevance concept

Statistical and Biological Physics group seminar
23 December 2022
Start time 
10:00 am
PovoZero - Via Sommarive 14, Povo (Trento)
TIFPA - Fortuna room
Department of Physics - University of Trento
Target audience: 
University community
Contact person: 
Prof. Raffaello Potestio
Contact details: 
Segreteria del Dipartimento di Fisica
+39 0461 281504


Prof. Daniel Campos Moreno - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


The concept of ‘relevance’ has been proposed in the last years [Marsili and Roudi, Phys. Rep. 963, 1 (2022)] as an elegant way, founded on the grounds of information theory, to deal with problems of inference, coarse-graining, or similar, which are inherent to the analysis and interpretation of high-dimensional datasets. In this seminar (i) I will present a particular application to a problem of coarse-graining or dimensionality reduction in datasets of biological foraging trajectories in which my group of research has been working recently, and then (ii) I will introduce for discussion some possible ideas and future lines of research that could be worth exploring as alternative applications of this ‘relevance’ concept.

Note: the speaker will be online

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