Zhiyi Zhang, UNC Charlotte

*Title:* Entropy Talk 00: What is Entropy?

*Abstract*: In this seminar, I would like to start with a discussion on a very fundamental question about entropy: what is entropy? After that, I would like to present some of my thoughts on several other questions:

1) Why is Statistics (as we know it) not a bigger part of modern data sciences, such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?

2) Why have my submitted papers been rejected from left to right by Statistics journals in recent years?

3) What differences are there between the way of thinking in classical Statistics and that of entropy based Statistics?

Several examples will be used to illustrate my arguments. Finally, I will present an entropic version of the Glivenko-Cantelli Theorem,

as a fundamental theorem of entropy based Statistics.