March 8, 2016   8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Horace H Rackham School of Graduate Studies – 4th Floor

The Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan


A Symposium Free and Open to the Public

Entropy and Information: Concepts and Applications in the Natural, Social and Engineering Sciences

Featured speakers:

Jeffrey B. Weiss, University of Colorado Boulder,  "Nonequilibrium fluctuations, entropy production, and climate variability”

Jon Shlens, Google,  "Building Vision Systems with Modern Machine Learning"

Scott E Page, University of Michigan, "Entropy in Social Science:  System and Strategic Uncertainty, Path Dependence, and System Robustness” 

Paul Newton, University of Southern California, “Markov and clonal evolution models of breast tumor growth, resistance, and migration”

John Harte, University of California Berkeley, “Maximum Entropy and the Inference of Pattern and Dynamics in Ecology”"

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS (but registration not required to attend the talks).  To register and for additional information including schedule and abstracts go to the conference website: