CV and publication list for Flemming Topsøe
Born August 25, 1938 in AArhus, mag.scient. 1962 from the University
of AArhus, 1965-66 studies at the University of Cambridge, England,
dr. phil. 1971 from KU (thesis: "Topology and Measure", Springer,
russian edition 1972). Employed since January 1, 1964 at KU,
Department of Mathematics, presently as associate professor
Guest professor in Germany: Freiburg 1973,
Munster1984. Chairman, Danish Mathematical Society, 1978-82.
From 1983-around 1998 involved in various activity aiming, in particular,
at providing internet
based services for user communities in mathematics in Europe, Russia
and other countries (under the generic project name "Euromath").
Received the Hlavka memorial medal in 1992 by the
Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, honorary professor 1994 at the
University of Kent at Canterbury, in 2006 awarded the
B. Bolzano honorary
medal, "... the highest recognition of achievements in the
mathematical sciences awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences".
ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANISATION
Extensive experience in this area. Main focus 1983-98 has been on
international collaboration aiming at establishing a modern research
infrastructure for the mathematical sciences, built on information
technology and modern telecommunication. Several major posts in
Denmark and abroad, founder or co-founder of centers in Denmark and in
England. Main responsibility for several projects, sponsored by EU,
INTAS, NATO and others (largest involved 59 research centres in 6 of
the fSU countries). Formal posts include chairmanships of the Danish
Mathematical Society 1979-83 and of the European Mathematical Trust
Participation in several science festivals (one international, in
Edinburgh, 1999, latest one in September 2004), developed "stand-up
mathematics" for the European Cultural City activities, Copenhagen
1996, frequent lecturer for high school students and others.
Extensive experience at all levels. FT finds teaching important,
stimulating and rewarding. Three teaching monographs, most recent one
from 2002 on logic and other foundational issues, reflecting FT's
(successful) endeavours to introduce training in logic as a permanent
part of the general mathematics curriculum.
After the exciting and hectic period with international collaboration,
FT again took up intense research activity, now aiming only at
information theory and its applications. From 1998 onwards, Peter
Harremoes has been a central collaborator for this activity. Organized in
2001 the trans- disciplinary conference "Information Theory and its
applications in biology, physics and finance" by invitation at the
Banach Center in Warsaw. Coordinator for INTAS-project: "Efficient
source coding and related problems" 2001-2004. A number of invited and
other talks since 1998 on information theory and its applications. Two
research monographs, about 60 papers in refereed journals, several
proceedings contributions. The following paper won a best paper award:
"Bounds for entropy and divergence for distributions over a
two-element set", JIPAM. J. Inequal. Pure Appl. Math. 2 (2001),
no. 2, Article 25, 13 pp. (electronic)
PUBLICATIONS OF FLEMMING TOPSØE, 2000-2004 (only published or accepted)
"Information Theory at the Service of Science", to appear in a special
volume of the Janos Bolyai Mathematical Society, Springer, 2004 (or 2005).
- with Peter Harremoës: "Zipf's Law, Hyperbolic Distributions
and Entropy loss", to appear in Proceedings of Opening Conference General
Theory of Information Transfer ZIF, Bielefeld, 2003, 2004 (or 2005).
"Information Theory and Complexity in Probability and Statistics", in
"Soft Methodology and Random Information Systems", advances in soft
computing, Springer 2004, pp.363-370.
"Some bounds for the logarithmic function", to appear in collection of
contributions on inequalities, 2004 (or 2005), posted on the
RGMIA preprint server, see http://rgmia.vu.edu.au/v7n2.html
with Bent Fuglede: "Jensen-Shannon divergence and Hilbert space
embedding", Proc., Internat. Symposium on Information Theory, Chicago,
2004, p. 31.
with G. Kanadakis: "Entropy measures of physics via complexity",
Proc. of the International Symposium on Information Theory, Chicago,
2004, p. 40.
"Entropy and Equilibrium via Games of Complexity",
Physica A, vol. 340, pp 11-31, 2004.
- with Alexei. A. Fedotov and Peter Harremoës: "Best Pinsker Bound
equals Taylor Polynomial of Degree 49", Computational Technologies,
vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 3-14, 2003.
with Alexei. A. Fedotov and Peter Harremoës: "Refinements of Pinsker's
Inequality", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol.49, 1491-1498, 2003.
Lecture Notes in Danish: Matematik Y - Introduktion til abstrakt matematik,
Matematisk Afdeling, Københavns Universitet, 2002 (161 sider)
"Maximum Entropy versus Minimum Risk and Applications to some
classical discrete Distributions", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol.48,
with Boris Ryabko: "On asymptotically optimal methods of prediction
and adaptitive coding for Markov sources", Journal of Complexity,
vol. 18, 224-241, 2002.
with Peter Harremoës: "Unified Approach to Optimisation Techniques in
Shannon theory", Proc. Int. Symp. Information Theory, p. 238, Lausanne
with Peter Harremoës: "Zipf's Law, Hyperbolic Distributions and
Entropy loss". Proc. International Symposium on Information Theory,
p. 207, June 2002.
with J. Bøje Pedersen: "Block Symmetry in Discrete Memoryless
Channels", Proc. 2002 IEEE Information Tgheory Workshop, Bangalore,
pp. 131-134, 2002.
- "Entropy, some new lower bounds", Proc. 2002 IEEE Information Tgheory
Workshop, Bangalore, p. 196, 2002.
"Maximum Entropy and Applications to some classical discrete
Distributions", Proc. 2002 IEEE Information Theory Workshop,
Bangalore, pp. 104-107, 2002.
"Basic Concepts, Identities and Inequalities -- the Toolkit of
Information Theory", Entropy, vol. 3, 162-190, 2001.
"Bounds for Entropy and Divergence of Distributions over a Two-Element
Set", J. Ineq. Pure Appl. Math., vol.2, Article 25, 13 pp, 2001.
with Peter Harremoës: "Information Diagrams: Entropy, Index of
Coincidence and Probability of Error", Proceedings of the
International Symposium on Information Theory, p. 43, Washington, June
with Alexei Fedotov and Peter Harremoës: "Vajda’s Tight Lower Bound
and Refinements of Pinsker’s Inequality", Proceedings of the
International Symposium on Information Theory, p. 20, Washington, June
with Peter Harremoës: "Maximum Entropy Fundamentals",
Entropy, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 191- 226, Sept. 2001.
with Peter Harremoës: "Inequalities between Entropy and Index of
Coincidence derived from Information Diagrams", IEEE Trans.
Information Theory, Vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 2944- 2960, Nov. 2001.
"Some inequalities for information divergence and related measures of
discrimination", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol.46, 1602-1609, 2000.