NC State University

Department of Computer Science Colloquia 2003-2004

A telecast from Duke U. as part of
Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series

Date:   Monday, March 29, 2003
Time:   4:00 PM (Talk, telecast from Duke U.)
Place:   Room 107H, Parks Shop, NCSU Historical Campus (click for courtesy parking request)

Speaker:   Stuart Russell , Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Identity Uncertainty

Abstract:   We are often uncertain about the identity of objects. This phenomenon appears in theories of object persistence in early childhood; in the well-known Morning Star/Evening Star example; in tracking and data association systems for radar; in security systems based on personal identification; in database cleaning and merging; and in many aspects of our everyday lives.

I will present a probabilistic approach to reasoning about identity under uncertainty, with applications to wide-area freeway traffic monitoring and bibliographic citation databases. The approach is embodied within a formal language for representing probability models that include identity uncertainty.

Short Bio:   Please see the speaker home page.

Host (at NCSU):  Jon Doyle, Computer Science

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