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ICS-280, Current Topics in Graphical models with focus on Text-mining and Transportation areas

  • Classroom: ICS 243
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:50pm
  • Instructor: Rina Dechter - dechter@ics.uci.edu

The seminar will focus on most recent research papers in graph-based reasoning and knowledge represntation, as well as on exploring connection with two application areas, 1. text-mining and 2. transportation studies. Each student will be engaged in a research project and will be required to present relevant papers from the literature as well as their own findings. Students will also need to provide a final report for their research project.

Some topics we will focus on are:
  1. The role of graphical models in planning and scheduling; planning under uncertainty (MDPs, POMDPS);
  2. Text-mining: we will study recent papers.
  3. The transportation domain: Can graphical models technology (probabilistic or deterministic) be applied?
    Transporation Papers
  4. ICAPS'04 Papers
  5. [ PDF | PS ] Guoqiang Pan, Moshe Y. Vardi. "Search vs. Symbolic Techniques in Satisfiability Solving".
  6. [ PDF ] Jonathan S. Yedidia, William T. Freeman, and Yair Weiss. Constructing Free Energy Approximations and Generalized Belief Propagation Algorithms
  7. [ PDF ] Lin Liao, Dieter Fox, Henry KautzJonathan. Learning and Inferring Transportation Routines
  8. Dynamic Bayesian Networks: Representation, Inference and Learning Kevin Murphy's PhD Thesis.
  9. Inferring High-Level Behavior from Low-Level Sensors Donald J. Patterson, Lin Liao, Dieter Fox, and Henry Kautz.