# Variational characterizations of divergence: Donsker-Varadhan

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This week, we will discuss Section 3.3 of the lecture notes of Wu and Polyanski:

http://people.lids.mit.edu/yp/homepage/papers.html

Working Group in Information Theory is a self-educational project in the department. Techniques based on information theory have become essential in high-dimensional probability, theoretical computer science and statistical learning theory. On the other hand, information theory is not taught systematically. The goal of this group is to close this gap.