SFI: ‘Statistical Physics Of Massive Data Acquisition’

Marc Mezard (l’Ecole Normale Supérieure)
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents “Statistical Physics and Massive Data Acquisition” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Noyce Conference Room in Santa Fe.
The rapid increase in the amount of data that is presently being generated, acquired and processed opens new perspectives in many branches of science.
In order to take full advantage of this data revolution, and to turn it into a major tool for scientific discoveries, new concepts and methods need to be developed, thus allowing us to focus on the extraction of significant information.
Referring to the case of compressed sensing, the talk will show how ideas and methods in statistical physics — from spin glass theory to cristal nucleation — can help design faster, less destructive, and more efficient signal acquisition protocols, with possible applications into numerous fields — from magnetic resonance imaging to astronomy, tomography, or gene interaction network reconstruction.
SFI Host: Cris Moore

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