Jul 15 – 18, 2007
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Probability Collectives: A practical information theoretic prescriptive on bounded rational game theory and statistical physics

Jul 17, 2007, 6:30 PM


Prof. Mohammed El-Beltagy


In this short presentation an exposition is made of the ideas put forth by David H. Wolpert connecting Bounded rational Game Theory with Statistical Physics concepts by means of Information Theory. The mathematical structure that is used, know as Product Distribution (PD) theory, plays a central role in a framework for learning and optimization that is called Probability Collectives PC. We demonstrate the veracity of PC in a number of applications.

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