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Convex Position Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks
"... A method for estimating unknown node positions in a sensor network based exclusively on connectivityinduced constraints is described. Known peertopeer communication in the network is modeled as a set of geometric constraints on the node positions. The global solution of a feasibility problem fo ..."
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A method for estimating unknown node positions in a sensor network based exclusively on connectivityinduced constraints is described. Known peertopeer communication in the network is modeled as a set of geometric constraints on the node positions. The global solution of a feasibility problem
Monte Carlo Localization: Efficient Position Estimation for Mobile Robots
 IN PROC. OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AAAI
, 1999
"... This paper presents a new algorithm for mobile robot localization, called Monte Carlo Localization (MCL). MCL is a version of Markov localization, a family of probabilistic approaches that have recently been applied with great practical success. However, previous approaches were either computational ..."
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This paper presents a new algorithm for mobile robot localization, called Monte Carlo Localization (MCL). MCL is a version of Markov localization, a family of probabilistic approaches that have recently been applied with great practical success. However, previous approaches were either computationally cumbersome (such as gridbased approaches that represent the state space by highresolution 3D grids), or had to resort to extremely coarsegrained resolutions. Our approach is computationally efficient while retaining the ability to represent (almost) arbitrary distributions. MCL applies samplingbased methods for approximating probability distributions, in a way that places computation " where needed." The number of samples is adapted online, thereby invoking large sample sets only when necessary. Empirical results illustrate that MCL yields improved accuracy while requiring an order of magnitude less computation when compared to previous approaches. It is also much easier to implement...
Estimating the Support of a HighDimensional Distribution
, 1999
"... Suppose you are given some dataset drawn from an underlying probability distribution P and you want to estimate a "simple" subset S of input space such that the probability that a test point drawn from P lies outside of S is bounded by some a priori specified between 0 and 1. We propo ..."
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propose a method to approach this problem by trying to estimate a function f which is positive on S and negative on the complement. The functional form of f is given by a kernel expansion in terms of a potentially small subset of the training data; it is regularized by controlling the length
On estimating the expected return on the market  an exploratory investigation
 JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
, 1980
"... The expected market return is a number frequently required for the solution of many investment and corporate tinance problems, but by comparison with other tinancial variables, there has been little research on estimating this expected return. Current practice for estimating the expected market retu ..."
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expected market returns which reflect this dependence are analyzed in this paper. Estimation procedures which incorporate the prior restriction that equilibrium expected excess returns on the market must be positive are derived and applied to return data for the period 19261978. The principal conclusions
The Dantzig selector: statistical estimation when p is much larger than n
, 2005
"... In many important statistical applications, the number of variables or parameters p is much larger than the number of observations n. Suppose then that we have observations y = Ax + z, where x ∈ R p is a parameter vector of interest, A is a data matrix with possibly far fewer rows than columns, n ≪ ..."
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≪ p, and the zi’s are i.i.d. N(0, σ 2). Is it possible to estimate x reliably based on the noisy data y? To estimate x, we introduce a new estimator—we call the Dantzig selector—which is solution to the ℓ1regularization problem min ˜x∈R p ‖˜x‖ℓ1 subject to ‖A T r‖ℓ ∞ ≤ (1 + t −1) √ 2 log p · σ
Wireless Position Estimation
, 2010
"... In this paper, theoretical lower bounds on performance of linear leastsquares (LLS) position estimators are obtained, and performance differences between LLS and nonlinear leastsquares (NLS) position estimators are quantified. In addition, two techniques are proposed in order to improve the perfor ..."
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In this paper, theoretical lower bounds on performance of linear leastsquares (LLS) position estimators are obtained, and performance differences between LLS and nonlinear leastsquares (NLS) position estimators are quantified. In addition, two techniques are proposed in order to improve
Image denoising using a scale mixture of Gaussians in the wavelet domain
 IEEE TRANS IMAGE PROCESSING
, 2003
"... We describe a method for removing noise from digital images, based on a statistical model of the coefficients of an overcomplete multiscale oriented basis. Neighborhoods of coefficients at adjacent positions and scales are modeled as the product of two independent random variables: a Gaussian vecto ..."
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vector and a hidden positive scalar multiplier. The latter modulates the local variance of the coefficients in the neighborhood, and is thus able to account for the empirically observed correlation between the coefficient amplitudes. Under this model, the Bayesian least squares estimate of each
RADAR: an inbuilding RFbased user location and tracking system
, 2000
"... The proliferation of mobile computing devices and localarea wireless networks has fostered a growing interest in locationaware systems and services. In this paper we present RADAR, a radiofrequency (RF) based system for locating and tracking users inside buildings. RADAR operates by recording and ..."
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and processing signal strength information at multiple base stations positioned to provide overlapping coverage in the area of interest. It employs techniques that combine empirical measurements with signal propagation modeling to enable locationaware services and applications. We present concrete experimental
Paml 4: Phylogenetic analysis by maximum likelihood
 Mol. Biol. Evol
, 2007
"... PAML, currently in version 4, is a package of programs for phylogenetic analyses of DNA and protein sequences using maximum likelihood (ML). The programs may be used to compare and test phylogenetic trees, but their main strengths lie in the rich repertoire of evolutionary models implemented, which ..."
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can be used to estimate parameters in models of sequence evolution and to test interesting biological hypotheses. Uses of the programs include estimation of synonymous and nonsynonymous rates (dN and dS) between two proteincoding DNA sequences, inference of positive Darwinian selection through
Selection on Observed and Unobserved Variables: Assessing the Effectiveness of Catholic Schools
, 2002
"... In this paper we measure the effect of Catholic high school attendance on educational attainment and test scores. Because we do not have a good instrumental variable for Catholic school attendance, we develop new estimation methods based on the idea that the amount of selection on the observed expla ..."
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In this paper we measure the effect of Catholic high school attendance on educational attainment and test scores. Because we do not have a good instrumental variable for Catholic school attendance, we develop new estimation methods based on the idea that the amount of selection on the observed
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