9780735406049

Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering: 28th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Boraceia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 6-11 July 2008

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    9780735406049

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    0735406049

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-04
  • Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics

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The MaxEnt2008 - 28th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering - encompassed all aspects of information theory, probability, statistical inference and statistical physics, including research on foundations and theoretical developments, as well as modeling techniques for several specific application areas.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Foundations
General and Continuous Solutions of the Entropy Equationp. 3
The Gambler's Fallacy: A Bayesian Approachp. 8
Recent Theoretical Progress on an Information Geometrodynamical Approach to Chaosp. 16
From Inference to Physicsp. 23
The Origin of Probability and Entropyp. 35
Gibbs Paradox and Similarity Principlep. 49
About the Upper Bound of the Chiral Index of Multivariate Distributionsp. 61
The Canvas of Rationalityp. 67
On the Formal Expression of Observational Data in Scientific Inference: Ambiguities and Confusionsp. 80
A Possible Foundation for Blackwell's Equivalencep. 90
Birnbaum's Theorem Reduxp. 96
Methods
The Empirical Bayes Estimator and Mixed Distributionsp. 103
A New Lifetime Distribution with Bathtube and Unimodal Hazard Functionp. 111
Annealed Adaptive Importance Samplingp. 119
Combining Moments and Samples-A Bayesian Approachp. 127
Sparse Factorization Methods for Inference in Bayesian Networksp. 136
The Use of Several Link Functions on a Beta Regression Model: A Bayesian Approachp. 144
The Lag Length of a Dynamic Regression Model: A Comparative Studyp. 150
FBST for Cointegration Problemsp. 157
Maximum-Entropy Moments-Based Approximations of the Cramér-Rao Boundp. 165
A New Measure of Bivariate Asymmetry and Its Evaluationp. 173
Maximizing the Entropy Rate of State-Dependent M/M/1 Queuesp. 181
Quality Control in Small Groupsp. 189
Dirichlet or Potts?p. 197
Drift Estimation from a Simple Field Theoryp. 207
Parallel Systems Using the Weibull Modelp. 215
The Dimension of Informationp. 224
Full Bayesian Significance Test for a Class of Jump-Diffusion Modelsp. 232
Applications
Variational Bayes Approach for Tomographic Reconstructionp. 243
Maximum Entropy Principle for Transportationp. 252
Maxent-Burg Applications to Muon-Spin Resonancep. 260
On the Estimation of Process Parameters in the Taguchi's Approach to the On-Line Control Procedure for Attributesp. 268
Robust Bayesian Priors with Applications to Clinical Trials: Information and Cross-Entropic Approachesp. 278
Characterization of Interstellar Organic Moleculesp. 286
Antenna Array Design as Inferencep. 294
Proscriptive Bayesian Programming and Maximum Entropy: A Preliminary Studyp. 301
Bayesian Analysis of the Dynamic Structure in China's Economic Growthp. 309
Hierarchical Forecasting with Functional Treesp. 317
Analyzing Trade Dynamics from Incomplete Data in Spatial Regional Models: A Maximum Entropy Approachp. 325
On the Black-Scholes European Option Pricing Model Robustness and Generalityp. 332
Inference on the Univariate Frailty Model: A Bayesian Reference Analysis Approachp. 340
Optimizing Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA) Using Bayesian Experimental Designp. 348
Tutorial Books
Lectures on Probability, Entropy and Statistical Physicsp. 361
Cognitive Constructivism and the Epistemic Significance of Sharp Statistical Hypothesesp. 364
Symmetry Studies of Entropy: An Introduction to Canonical Decompositionsp. 368
Group Photosp. 371
Photo Galleryp. 373
Author Indexp. 383
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