PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Expectation-Maximization methods for solving (PO)MDPs and optimal control problems
Marc Toussaint, Amos Storkey and Stefan Harmeling
In: Bayesian Time Series Models (2011) Cambridge University Press .

Abstract

‘What’s going to happen next?’ Time series data hold the answers, and Bayesian methods represent the cutting edge in learning what they have to say. This ambitious book is the first unified treatment of the emerging knowledge-base in Bayesian time series techniques. Exploiting the unifying framework of probabilistic graphical models, the book covers approximation schemes, both Monte Carlo and deterministic, and introduces switching, multi-object, nonparametric and agent-based models in a variety of application environments. It demonstrates that the basic framework supports the rapid creation of models tailored to specific applications and gives insight into the computational complexity of their implementation. The authors span traditional disciplines such as statistics and engineering and the more recently established areas of machine learning and pattern recognition. Readers with a basic understanding of applied probability, but no experience with time series analysis, are guided from fundamental concepts to the state of the art in research and practice.

EPrint Type:Book Section
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Computational, Information-Theoretic Learning with Statistics
Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:5950
Deposited By:Amos Storkey
Deposited On:17 March 2011