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146 ! Mon, 7/30/2018, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-West 119
Statistical Physics, Information Theory, and Statistics — Invited Papers
IMS, IEEE Computer Society
Organizer(s): Guy Bresler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Chair(s): Guy Bresler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
10:35 AM EM Algorithm Achieves the Near-Optimal Rate for Two-Component Symmetric Gaussian Mixtures in $O(\Sqrt{N})$ Iterations
Yihong Wu, Yale
11:00 AM Additivity of Information in Multilayer Networks via Additive Gaussian Noise Transforms
Galen Reeves, Duke University
11:25 AM Exact Recovery in the Ising Blockmodel
Quentin Berthet, University of Cambridge
11:50 AM Covering Probability Simplex with Divergence Balls
Yuri Polyanskiy, MIT
12:15 PM Floor Discussion