Special Issue "Entropy in Experimental Design, Sensor Placement, Inquiry and Search"


A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kevin H. Knuth
Department of Physics and Department of Informatics, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222, USA
Website: http://knuthlab.rit.albany.edu/
Fax: +1 518 442 5260
Interests: entropy; probability theory; Bayesian; foundational issues; lattice theory; data analysis; maxent; machine learning; robotics; information theory; entropy-based experimental design

Special Issue Information

Dear Collegues,

Entropy, as a measure of uncertainty or missing information, naturally quantifies the process of inquiry. Whether the act of inquiry involves formal questions, verbal requests for information, intelligent search, sensor placement or experimental design, entropy promises to play a prominent role in optimizing these activities by allowing one to quantify the relevance of an act of inquiry. This special issue will bring together researchers who have  performed theoretical research in exploring the role of entropy in optimizing relevance, as well as practitioners who have used maximum entropy methods in experimental design, sensor placement and intelligent search.

Prof. Dr. Kevin H. Knuth
Guest Editor


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  • entropy
  • erotetic logic
  • experimental design
  • information
  • inquiry
  • relative entropy
  • relevance
  • search
  • sensor placement
  • Shannon information
  • questions

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p. 1063-1089
by ,  and
Entropy 2015, 17(3), 1063-1089; doi:10.3390/e17031063
Received: 22 December 2014 / Revised: 9 February 2015 / Accepted: 27 February 2015 / Published: 5 March 2015
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p. 5078-5101
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Entropy 2014, 16(9), 5078-5101; doi:10.3390/e16095078
Received: 13 June 2014 / Revised: 29 August 2014 / Accepted: 16 September 2014 / Published: 23 September 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(9), 4923-4936; doi:10.3390/e16094923
Received: 26 May 2014 / Revised: 21 July 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 15 September 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(8), 4353-4374; doi:10.3390/e16084353
Received: 25 April 2014 / Revised: 18 July 2014 / Accepted: 28 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(6), 3009-3025; doi:10.3390/e16063009
Received: 29 March 2014 / Revised: 29 March 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 27 May 2014
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