The science of information

23 Mar 2015

Mark Girolami talks about how information, inference and data analysis drives the digital revolution in part 7 of our Grand Tour of Science.

The Grand Tour of Science is a comprehensive account of modern science in seven two-hour lectures for the public. The lectures are in two parts, with drinks and discussion before, in between and after.

This lecture covers:
• Shannon’s information theory
• Bayesian versus maximum likelihood statistics
• The problems of ‘big data’
• True patterns versus overfitting
• Modern information-driven medicine

Grand Tour of Science

The Grand Tour of Science is a comprehensive account of modern science in seven two-hour lectures for the public. Each talk is given by a leading researcher in the subject of the talk. The lectures are in two parts, with drinks and discussion before, in between and after.

The science of information

Speakers

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Mark Girolami

Prof. Mark Girolami is Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering at Cambridge University. He is a founding executive director and current strategic director at the Alan Turing Institute. Prof Girolami's research combines the statistical, mathematical, physical and engineering sciences.