Broad research goals addresses the realization of various types of biological information, esp. its manifestation in the analysis of population genetic structure and various evolutionary processes. I use new approaches from information theory and machine learning, along with ideas from mathematical gambling and portfolio theory.
Tal O., Tran Tat D. (2019) Adaptive Bet-Hedging Revisited: Considerations of Risk and Time Horizon. Preprint. In submission.
Tal O., Tran Tat D. (2018) New perspectives on multilocus ancestry informativeness. Mathematical Biosciences. Volume 306, December, pp 60-81. doi: 10.1016/j.mbs.2018.10.011
Tal O, Tran Tat D., Portegies J. (2017) From Typical Sequences to Typical Genotypes. Journal of Theoretical Biology 419:159–183. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.02.010
Granot G, Tal O, Rosset S, Skorecki K (2016) On the Apportionment of Population Structure. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160413. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160413
Tal O, 2013. Two Complementary Perspectives on Inter-Individual Genetic Distance. BioSystems. Volume 111, Issue 1, Pages 18–36
Tal O, 2012. Towards an Information-Theoretic Approach to Population Structure. Proceedings of Turing-100: The Alan Turing Centenary. p353-369
Tal O, 2012. The Cumulative Effect of Genetic Markers on Classification Performance: Insights from Simple Models. Journal of Theoretical Biology. Volume 293, 21 January, Pages 206-218.
Tal O, 2012. The impact of Gene-Environment Interaction and Correlation on the Interpretation of Heritability. Acta Biotheoretica. Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 225-237.
Tal O, Kisdi E, Jablonka E, 2010. Epigenetic contribution to covariance between relatives. Genetics 184: 1037-1050
Tal, O, 2009. From heritability to probability. Biol. Philos. 24: 81–105
-- Tal O. On the value of genetic vs. phenotypic inferences
The Rothschild Foundation Fellowship 2012-2013. Hosted at the CPNSS, London School of Economics.
NTU Singapore, Complexity Inst. short term fellowship Oct-Dec 2018.
- May 23-24 2019: Economics and Biology Workshop, Toulouse. Poster.
- Feb 26, 2019. Seminar talk at MPI (MIS). Modeling Adaptive Bet-Hedging: A Reappraisal.
- Oct 19 2018. Invited talk at Center for Quantum Technologies, NUS Singapore.
- Oct 11 2018. "Revisiting Adaptive Bet-Hedging: Considerations of Risk and Time Horizon", talk at CI, NTU Singapore as part of a 3 months visiting fellowship.
- July 22, 2018. Talk at ECMTB 2018, Lisbon.
- March 22, 2018. Talk at HPSC: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Feb 27, 2018. Talk at MPI MIS internal seminar: ‘Information Theory in Biology: Past and Recent Results’.
- [To be rescheduled] Jan 9, 2018. Invited talk at Ort Braude college in Karmiel, Israel.
- Dec 11, 2017, Cohn Inst. Tel Aviv University. On the concept of Information-Typical Genotypes.
- Nov 13, 2017, Cohn Inst. Tel Aviv University. Kelly Gambling in Evolutionary Models.
- Oct 11, 2017, MPI (MIS), Leipzig: Complex Systems Seminar "Kelly gambling, information rate, and bet hedging in evolutionary models: a reconsideration".
- Sep 18, 2017 Talk at CCS'17, Cancun.
- Sep 11, 2017 Invited Talk at LML, London.
- April 4, 2017. ‘Typical genotypes’: Talk at MBE’17, Leicester UK (Modelling Biological Evolution 2017: Developing Novel Approaches).
- Jan 23, 2017: Invited talk at department colloquium,Haifa University, Department of Information and Knowledge Management.
- Jan 13, 2017: Invited talk in internal seminar,CCIMI, Cambridge University. A new perspective from Information Theory on genetic sequences.
- Jan 11, 2017:Invited talk at CS Information Theory Colloquium, University of Hertfordshire, UK.
- Dec 1st, 2016: A New Perspective from Information Theory on Genetic Data. Talk in internal seminar. The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel.
- July 2016: Invited talk at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, 'Workshop on Statistical Mechanics & Information in Evolution'', ‘Typical genotypes: utilizing a core information theoretic notion in population genetics'.
- On the Apportionment of Population Structure, Poster. ‘Founder Populations’ International Conference, July 2016, Haifa, Israel.
- From Typical Sets to Typical Genotypes. Philosophy of Biology in the UK. June 2016, Bristol. Conference talk.
- Genotypes as information-theoretic ‘typical sequences’. Third International Conference in Code Biology. May 2016, Urbino, Italy.
- Jan 2016: From Typical Sequences to Typical Genotypes. Max Planck (MIS) Leipzig, internal seminar talk.
- Sep 2015: On Genetic and Phenotypic Distances. Max Planck (MIS) Leipzig, internal seminar talk.
- Aug 2015: Presentation at 15th Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS), Helsinki. 'On the Concept of Genetic Distance: the perils of misinterpretation'.
- April 2015: Invited talk at the Second Rothschild Fellowship Alumni Colloquium, Jerusalem 28 April.
- Feb 13, 2015: invited talk at KLI, Vienna.
- June 24-26, 2014: Poster at ‘1000 Genomes Project and Beyond’. Cambridge University, UK.
- June 2014: Invited talk at ‘Causality, Information Transfer and Dynamical Networks’ conference workshop, Dresden, Germany.
- April 2014: Poster at The 42nd European Mathematical Genetics Meeting 2014.
- October 2013: Department talk, Max Planck MIS, Leipzig. ‘Quantifying Information on 'Population Structure'.
- July 2013: Talk at the 2013 ISSPSSB meeting in Montpellier: ‘Is Shannon's Information Theory Applicable to Genetic Data?’
- April 2013: Invited talk at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP).
- March 2013: Invited talk at the 5th Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, University of Hertfordshire.
- Feb 2013: Invited talk at Bristol University, 'From Shannon's Axiomatic Approach to a New Sense of Biological Information'.
- Feb 2013: Invited talk at Egenis, University of Exeter. 'Lewontin's Fallacy Revisited: Keep it simple, but not too simple'.
- Jan 2013: Talk at CPNSS, LSE: From Shannon's Axiomatic Approach to a New Sense of Biological Information.
- October 2012: Talk at CPNSS, LSE, London, on ‘Lewontin's Fallacy’.
- June 2012: Poster session presentation at the Turing-100 Conference, Manchester, UK, ‘Towards an Information-Theoretic Approach to Population Structure’.
- March 2012: Invited presentation at the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem. International Workshop - Explanatory Styles in the Life Sciences. “Explanatory Models: The Perils of Oversimplification.”
- January 2011: Invited presentation at the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem. Workgroup on ‘Race in the Era of the Genome’, “On Classification and Clustering”.
- October 2010: Invited Talk at Israel OU, Graduate Seminar for Biology and Philosophy,“Classification and Diversity: Controversies”.
- July 2009: Talk at ISHPSSB 2009 Brisbane, From Heritability to Probability – w/Epigenetic Extension.
- April 2009: Talk at ISHPS 2009: Israel Society for History & Philosophy of Science, “Heritability, Genetics & Environment”.
- June 2008: Talk at Biological Explanations of Behavior: Philosophical perspectives. Innateness and Heritability: “From Heritability to Probability”.
- Bsc Mathematics and Computer Science, Tel Aviv University.
- MA Philosophy of Science, Tel Aviv University, Summa cum laude.
- PhD Awarded December 2012: Tel Aviv University
Location on Shelf: Sourasky Central Library
Author: Tal, Omri
Title: Heritability, variation and classification : towards a new formalization of biological concepts; [under the supervision of Eva Jablonka and Ariel Knafo]
Published: [Tel-Aviv] : [s.n.], 2012
System Number: 002394835
- 2012-2013 Postdoc at the CPNSS, LSE, London.