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2002
Kim, Surrey, Kouritzin, Michael, Ballantyne, David
Particlebased nonlinear filters have proven to be effective and versatile methods for computing approximations to difficult filtering problems. We introduce a novel hybrid particle method, thought to possess an excellent compromise between the unadaptive nature of the weighted particle methods...

1995
Suppose {εk, −∞ < k < ∞} is an independent, not necessarily identically distributed sequence of random variables, and {cj}∞j=0, {dj}∞j=0 are sequences of real numbers such that Σjc2j < ∞, Σjd2j < ∞. Then, under appropriate moment conditions on {εk, −∞ < k < ∞}, View the MathML source, View the...

1994
Heunis, A. J., Kouritzin, Michael
In this note we consider the almost sure convergence (as ϵ→0) of solution Xϵ(·), defined over the interval 0 ≤ τ ≤ 1, of the random ordinary differential equation View the MathML source Here {F(x, t, ω), t ≥ 0} is a strong mixing process for each x and (x, t) → F(x, t, ω) is subject to regularity...

Rates of convergence in a central limit theorem for stochastic processes defined by differential equations with a small parameter
Download1992
Kouritzin, Michael, Heunis, A.J.
Let μ be a positive finite Borel measure on the real line R. For t ≥ 0 let et · E1 and E2 denote, respectively, the linear spans in L2(R, μ) of {eisx, s > t} and {eisx, s < 0}. Let θ: R → C such that ∥θ∥ = 1, denote by αt(θ, μ) the angle between θ · et · E1 and E2. The problems considered here...

2005
Herein, we analyze an efficient branching particle method for asymptotic solutions to a class of continuousdiscrete filtering problems. Suppose that t→Xt is a Markov process and we wish to calculate the measurevalued process t→μt(⋅)≐P{Xt∈⋅σ{Ytk, tk≤t}}, where tk=kɛ and Ytk is a distorted,...

2001
Ballantyne, David, Hoffman, John, Kouritzin, Michael
Particlebased nonlinear filters provide a mathematically optimal (in the limit) and sound method for solving a number of difficult filtering problems. However, there are a number of practical difficulties that can occur when applying particlebased filtering techniques to real world problems....

2001
Chan, Hubert, Kouritzin, Michael
Filtering is a method of estimating the conditional probability distribution of a signal based upon a noisy, partial, corrupted sequence of observations of the signal. Particle filters are a method of filtering in which the conditional distribution of the signal state is approximated by the...

2005
Kouritzin, Michael, Kim, H., Hu, Y., Ballantyne, D.
This paper addresses the problem of detecting and tracking an unknown number of submarines in a body of water using a known number of moving sonobuoys. Indeed, we suppose there are N submarines collectively maneuvering as a weakly interacting stochastic dynamical system, where N is a random...

2013
Kouritzin, Michael, Wu, B., Newton, F.
Herein, we propose generating CAPTCHAs through random field simulation and give a novel, effective and efficient algorithm to do so. Indeed, we demonstrate that sufficient information about word tests for easy human recognition is contained in the site marginal probabilities and the...