Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Location: Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Henry G. Booker Conference Suite
From Likelihood Filtering to Quantum Probabilities
Hans-Andrea Loeliger, ETH Zurich
The talk is about some recent ideas in statistical modeling and signal processing using state space models. After a brief introduction to factor graphs (which are used throughout), the talk addresses detection of pulse-like signals, glue factors and likelihood filtering, the unexpected capabilities of forward-only filtering, input signal estimation in continuous-time linear Gaussian models, and the factor graph representation of probabilities in quantum mechanics.
Hans-Andrea Loeliger is a professor at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of ETH Zurich. From this same institution, he received a diploma in electrical engineering and a PhD degree (in 1992). From 1992 to 1995, he was with Linköping University, Sweden. From 1995 to 2000, he was a full-time technical consultant and co-owner of a consulting company, from where he returned to ETH in 2000. His research interests lie in the broad areas of signal processing, statistical models, information theory, error correcting codes, communications, system theory, and electronics. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.