An Introduction to Transfer Entropy

Information Flow in Complex Systems

  • Terry Bossomaier
  • Lionel Barnett
  • Michael Harré
  • Joseph T. Lizier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Terry Bossomaier, Lionel Barnett, Michael Harré, Joseph T. Lizier
    Pages 1-10
  3. Terry Bossomaier, Lionel Barnett, Michael Harré, Joseph T. Lizier
    Pages 11-32
  4. Terry Bossomaier, Lionel Barnett, Michael Harré, Joseph T. Lizier
    Pages 33-63
  5. Terry Bossomaier, Lionel Barnett, Michael Harré, Joseph T. Lizier
    Pages 65-95
  6. Terry Bossomaier, Lionel Barnett, Michael Harré, Joseph T. Lizier
    Pages 97-123
  7. Terry Bossomaier, Lionel Barnett, Michael Harré, Joseph T. Lizier
    Pages 125-138
  8. Terry Bossomaier, Lionel Barnett, Michael Harré, Joseph T. Lizier
    Pages 139-165
  9. Terry Bossomaier, Lionel Barnett, Michael Harré, Joseph T. Lizier
    Pages 167-170
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 171-190

About this book

Introduction

This book considers a relatively new metric in complex systems, transfer entropy, derived from a series of measurements, usually a time series. After a qualitative introduction and a chapter that explains the key ideas from statistics required to understand the text, the authors then present information theory and transfer entropy in depth. A key feature of the approach is the authors' work to show the relationship between information flow and complexity. The later chapters demonstrate information transfer in canonical systems, and applications, for example in neuroscience and in finance.

The book will be of value to advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the areas of computer science, neuroscience, physics, and engineering.

Keywords

Information Theory Entropy Transfer Entropy Complex Systems Cellular Automata Spin Models Random Boolean Networks Flocking Behavior Information Flow Causality Statistics Probability Theory Time Series Markov Processes Swarming Financial Markets Neuroscience Artificial Life

Authors and affiliations

  • Terry Bossomaier
    • 1
  • Lionel Barnett
    • 2
  • Michael Harré
    • 3
  • Joseph T. Lizier
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsCharles Sturt UniversityBathurstAustralia
  2. 2.Dept. of InformaticsUniversity of SussexBrightonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Dept. of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SydneyDarlingtonAustralia
  4. 4.Dept. of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SydneyDarlingtonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43222-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43221-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43222-9
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