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Graphical models, exponential families, and variational inference
, 2008
"... The formalism of probabilistic graphical models provides a unifying framework for capturing complex dependencies among random variables, and building largescale multivariate statistical models. Graphical models have become a focus of research in many statistical, computational and mathematical fiel ..."
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of probability distributions — are best studied in the general setting. Working with exponential family representations, and exploiting the conjugate duality between the cumulant function and the entropy for exponential families, we develop general variational representations of the problems of computing
Synchronization and linearity: an algebra for discrete event systems
, 2001
"... The first edition of this book was published in 1992 by Wiley (ISBN 0 471 93609 X). Since this book is now out of print, and to answer the request of several colleagues, the authors have decided to make it available freely on the Web, while retaining the copyright, for the benefit of the scientific ..."
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The first edition of this book was published in 1992 by Wiley (ISBN 0 471 93609 X). Since this book is now out of print, and to answer the request of several colleagues, the authors have decided to make it available freely on the Web, while retaining the copyright, for the benefit of the scientific community. Copyright Statement This electronic document is in PDF format. One needs Acrobat Reader (available freely for most platforms from the Adobe web site) to benefit from the full interactive machinery: using the package hyperref by Sebastian Rahtz, the table of contents and all LATEX crossreferences are automatically converted into clickable hyperlinks, bookmarks are generated automatically, etc.. So, do not hesitate to click on references to equation or section numbers, on items of thetableofcontents and of the index, etc.. One may freely use and print this document for one’s own purpose or even distribute it freely, but not commercially, provided it is distributed in its entirety and without modifications, including this preface and copyright statement. Any use of thecontents should be acknowledged according to the standard scientific practice. The
On Circuit Valuation of Matroids
, 2000
"... The concept of valuated matroids was introduced by Dress and Wenzel as a quantitative extension of the base exchange axiom for matroids. This paper gives several sets of cryptomorphically equivalent axioms of valuated matroids in terms of (R[f01g)valued vectors defined on the circuits of the un ..."
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The concept of valuated matroids was introduced by Dress and Wenzel as a quantitative extension of the base exchange axiom for matroids. This paper gives several sets of cryptomorphically equivalent axioms of valuated matroids in terms of (R[f01g)valued vectors defined on the circuits
A formal analysis and taxonomy of task allocation in multirobot systems
 INT’L. J. OF ROBOTICS RESEARCH
, 2004
"... Despite more than a decade of experimental work in multirobot systems, important theoretical aspects of multirobot coordination mechanisms have, to date, been largely untreated. To address this issue, we focus on the problem of multirobot task allocation (MRTA). Most work on MRTA has been ad hoc ..."
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Despite more than a decade of experimental work in multirobot systems, important theoretical aspects of multirobot coordination mechanisms have, to date, been largely untreated. To address this issue, we focus on the problem of multirobot task allocation (MRTA). Most work on MRTA has been ad hoc and empirical, with many coordination architectures having been proposed and validated in a proofofconcept fashion, but infrequently analyzed. With the goal of bringing objective grounding to this important area of research, we present a formal study of MRTA problems. A domainindependent taxonomy of MRTA problems is given, and it is shown how many such problems can be viewed as instances of other, wellstudied, optimization problems. We demonstrate how relevant theory from operations research and combinatorial optimization can be used for analysis and greater understanding of existing approaches to task allocation, and to show how the same theory can be used in the synthesis of new approaches.
Isotropical Linear Spaces and Valuated DeltaMatroids
"... Abstract. The spinor variety is cut out by the quadratic Wick relations among the principal Pfaffians of an n×n skewsymmetric matrix. Its points correspond to ndimensional isotropic subspaces of a 2ndimensional vector space. In this paper we tropicalize this picture, and we develop a combinatorial ..."
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for tropical linear spaces and valuated matroids to the class of Coxeter matroids of type D. Résumé. La variété spinorielle est decoupée par les relations quadratiques de Wick parmi les Pfaffiens principaux d’une matrice antisymétrique n × n. Ses points correspondent aux sousespaces isotropes à n dimensions d
A quasisymmetric function for matroids
"... Abstract. A new isomorphism invariant of matroids is introduced, in the form of a quasisymmetric function. This invariant • defines a Hopf morphism from the Hopf algebra of matroids to the quasisymmetric functions, which is surjective if one uses rational coefficients, • is a multivariate generating ..."
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generating function for integer weight vectors that give minimum total weight to a unique base of the matroid, • is equivalent, via the Hopf antipode, to a generating function for integer weight vectors which keeps track of how many bases minimize the total weight, • behaves simply under matroid duality
Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations
 AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, CBMS REGIONAL CONFERENCES SERIES, NO 97
, 2002
"... One of the most classical problems of mathematics is to solve systems of polynomial equations in several unknowns. Today, polynomial models are ubiquitous and widely applied across the sciences. They arise in robotics, coding theory, optimization, mathematical biology, computer vision, game theory, ..."
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One of the most classical problems of mathematics is to solve systems of polynomial equations in several unknowns. Today, polynomial models are ubiquitous and widely applied across the sciences. They arise in robotics, coding theory, optimization, mathematical biology, computer vision, game theory, statistics, machine learning, control theory, and numerous other areas. The set of solutions to a system of polynomial equations is an algebraic variety, the basic object of algebraic geometry. The algorithmic study of algebraic varieties is the central theme of computational algebraic geometry. Exciting recent developments in symbolic algebra and numerical software for geometric calculations have revolutionized the field, making formerly inaccessible problems tractable, and providing fertile ground for experimentation and conjecture. The first half of this book furnishes an introduction and represents a snapshot of the state of the art regarding systems of polynomial equations. Afficionados of the wellknown text books by Cox, Little, and O’Shea will find familiar themes in the first five chapters: polynomials in one variable, Gröbner
Combinatorial auctions: A survey
, 2000
"... Many auctions involve the sale of a variety of distinct assets. Examples are airport time slots, delivery routes and furniture. Because of complementarities (or substitution effects) between the different assets, bidders have preferences not just for particular items but for sets or bundles of items ..."
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Many auctions involve the sale of a variety of distinct assets. Examples are airport time slots, delivery routes and furniture. Because of complementarities (or substitution effects) between the different assets, bidders have preferences not just for particular items but for sets or bundles of items. For this reason, economic efficiency is enhanced if bidders are allowed to bid on bundles or combinations of different assets. This paper surveys the state of knowledge about the design of combinatorial auctions. Second, it uses this subject as a vehicle to convey the aspects of integer programming that are relevant for the
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