The individual who strolls a bustling city street, a blood cell that detects an invader, and a search engine on the Internet share many similar challenges: There is a vast amount of information and excessive environmental signals, many of them of little interest while some of them extremely important. How are different systems able to operate in the face of this constant flow of complex signals and information?

In our group, we would like to understand principle that underlie inference, information processing and learning, mainly by using tools from statistical physics.