Professor Oliver Johnson – Inaugural Lecture

Thursday 1st NovemberThursday 1st November 2018

Shannon and group testing: finding needles in haystacks

Claude Shannon’s Information Theory bridges mathematics and engineering, and shows how well every communication and data storage system can perform.

In this lecture, Professor Johnson will describe his recent work applying these ideas to prove rigorous results about a search problem called group testing, which has applications to DNA and disease testing.


How to register

The talk is open to all University of Bristol staff and students as well as the general public. We ask that all attendees please register in advance of the event via Eventbrite.

Contact information

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