**Kevin H. Knuth**

**Associate Professor**

**Address:**

PH 216

**Phone:**

518-772-4760

## Education

Ph.D., Physics, Minor in Mathematics, 1995, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

M.S., Physics, 1990, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

B.S., Physics and Mathematics, 1988, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

## Research Interests

My research is focused on several aspects of Information Physics:

-Foundations of Inference, Quantum Mechanics and Physics

-Inquiry, Relevance and Maximum Entropy

-High-Quality Bayesian Data Analysis

as well as a variety of applications:

-Astrophysics Exoplanet Studies -Bayesian Source Separation

-Cyberphysics and Robotics Autonomous Sensor Placement

-Experimental Design

## Publications

1. *Placek B., Knuth K.H., Angerhausen D. 2014. EXONEST: Bayesian model selection applied to the detection and characterization of exoplanets via photometric variations, *The Astrophysical Journal* (*ApJ*), in press.

2. Knuth K.H. 2014. Information-based physics: an observer-centric foundation. *Contemporary Physics*, 55(1), 12-32, (Invited Submission). doi:10.1080/00107514.2013.853426. arXiv:1310.1667 [quant-ph]

3. Knuth K.H. 2014. The problem of motion: the statistical mechanics of Zitterbewegung. *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Amboise, France, Sept 2014*, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY.

4. *Walsh J., Knuth K.H. 2014. Information-Based Physics, Influence and Forces. *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Amboise, France, Sept 2014*, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY.

5. *Placek B., Knuth K.H. 2014. A Bayesian analysis of HAT-P-7b using the EXONEST algorithm. A. Mohammad-Djafari, F. Barbaresco (eds.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Amboise, France, Sept 2014*, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY.

6. *Malakar N.K., *Gladkov D., and Knuth K.H. 2013. Modeling a sensor to improve its efficacy, *Journal of Sensors*, vol. 2013, Article ID 481054, 11 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/481054, arXiv:1303.4385 [physics.ins-det]

7. Knuth K.H., Skilling J. 2012. Foundations of Inference. *Axioms* 1:38-73. (doi:10.3390/axioms1010038)

8. Knuth K.H., *Placek B., *Richards Z. 2012. Detection and characterization of non-transiting extra-solar planets in Kepler data using reflected light variations. N. Chawla and A.N. Srivastava (eds.) *Proceedings of the Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding 2012*, *IEEE Explore, *31 - 38. (Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/CIDU.2012.6382198 )

9. Knuth K.H. 2012. Inferences about interactions: Fermions and the Dirac equation. U. von Toussaint (ed.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Garching, Germany, July 2012*, AIP Conference Proceedings 1553, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY.

10. *Placek B., *Richards Z., Knuth K.H. 2012. Detecting non-transiting exoplanets. U. von Toussaint (ed.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Garching, Germany, July 2012*, AIP Conference Proceedings 1553, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, 23-29.

11. *Malakar N.K., Knuth K.H., Lary D.J. 2011. Maximum joint entropy and information-based collaboration of automated learning machines. P. Goyal and K. H. Knuth (eds.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Waterloo, Canada, July 2011*, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY. arXiv:1111.3421 [stat.ML]

12. Goyal P., Knuth K.H. 2011. Quantum theory and probability theory: their relationship and origin in symmetry, *Symmetry* 3(2):171-206.

13. *Maunu H.A., Knuth K.H. 2011. Maximum entropy production in Daisyworld. P. Goyal and K. H. Knuth (eds.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Waterloo, Canada, July 2011*, AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY.

14. Goyal P., Knuth K.H., Skilling J. 2010. Why quantum theory is complex, *Phys. Rev. *A 81, 022109. arXiv:0907.0909v3 [quant-ph]

15. Knuth K.H. 2010. Information physics: The new frontier. P. Bessiere, J.-F. Bercher, A. Mohammad-Djafari (eds.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Chamonix, France, 2010*, AIP Conference Proceedings 1305, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, 3-19. arXiv:1009.5161v1 [math-ph]

16. Knuth K.H., *Bahreyni N. 2010. The order-theoretic origin of special relativity. P. Bessiere, J.-F. Bercher, A. Mohammad-Djafari (eds.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Chamonix, France, 2010*, AIP Conference Proceedings 1305, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, 115-121.

17. *Malakar N.K., Knuth K.H. 2010. Entropy-based search algorithm for experimental design. P. Bessiere, J.-F. Bercher, A. Mohammad-Djafari (eds.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Chamonix, France, 2010*, AIP Conference Proceedings 1305, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, 157-164.

18. Center, J.L., Jr., Knuth K.H. 2010. Bayesian visual odometry. P. Bessiere, J.-F. Bercher, A. Mohammad-Djafari (eds.) *Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Chamonix, France, 2010*, AIP Conference Proceedings 1305, American Institute of Physics, Melville NY, 75-82.

19 Knuth K.H., Center J.L., Jr. 2010. Autonomous science platforms and question-asking machines, *IEEE Xplore*, Cognitive Information Processing 2010 (CIP 2010), Island of Elba, Italy, June 2010, 221 - 226. (Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/CIP.2010.5604217 )