KTH Matematik  

Matematisk Statistik

Tid: 27 september 2010 kl 15.15-17.00.

Plats : Seminarierummet 3733, Institutionen för matematik, KTH, Lindstedts väg 25. (observera dagen och lokalen), Karta!

Föredragshållare: Jimmy Olsson, Lunds universitet

Titel: Smoothing in general hidden Markov models using sequential Monte Carlo methods


A recurring problem when operating on general hidden Markov models is approximation of the smoothing distribution, that is, the conditional distribution of one or more states given past, present, and future observations. The aim of this talk is to show how sequential Monte Carlo methods (particle filters) can be used for approximating conveniently such distributions; for example, I present a particle-based algorithm that approximates efficiently, by avoiding the well-known degeneracy of the genealogical particle tree, the smoothing distribution at a computational cost that grows only linearly with the number of particles. I will also describe how to establish the convergence, in terms of novel exponential deviation inequalities and central limit theorems, of the schemes under consideration.

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Uppdaterad: 25/02-2009