I am Maxim Raginsky, an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). I am an information theorist with a strong interest in problems that fall outside the “traditional” digital-communications-oriented purview of information theory — such as decision-making (both automated and human), statistical learning and inference, or control. I am also interested in the numerous links between information theory and physics, which is not surprising, considering the fact that my doctoral work was on quantum information theory. The chief purpose of this blog is to share my (almost always) misguided thoughts and musings on these subjects, thus (hopefully) becoming more enlightened in the process. Or not.