Simple Person's Applied Math Seminar

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00pm

Room : 2 - 132 182 memorial Drive, MIT Building 2, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Featured SpeakerSandeep Silwal (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT)

Title :  Applications of entropy to combinatorics

Abstract

Information theory is a well developed area of mathematics with many theorems and tools. One such useful result from this field is the fact that among all discrete random variables with a fixed support, the one with the largest entropy is the uniform distribution. In this talk, I give examples of how to use this property along with other tools from information theory to give some lower bounds in combinatorics.

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Department of Mathematics
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aldixon@mit.edu

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