Seminar: Tim Bailey, 26th Nov, 1p

When: Thurs 26th of Nov, 1p AEDT

Where: This seminar will be presented online, RSVP here.

Speaker: Dr Tim Bailey

Title: Adventures in Estimation; applying linear tools to nonlinear problems

Abstract: This talk is about things I have learned over the past several years applying linear-Gaussian estimation methods to a variety of nonlinear problems. Some are very nonlinear, or have lots of bad data, or have sensor noise of unknown magnitude. I shall discuss: why using linear-Gaussian approximation gets hate but can be great; how to design forward-pass filters to avoid over-confidence and local minima; how to use residuals and iterative gate refinement to reject bad data; how to estimate noise scale to automate tuning; and various other topics of tangential relevance. If you enjoy a rambling technical talk with no flashy video or fun stuff, then pull up a chair, grab a beverage, and spend an hour with me. If your expectations are low, you might not be disappointed.

Bio: Tim Bailey joined Sydney University as an undergraduate Mechatronics student in 1993, and remained for 20 years as a PhD candidate and research fellow with the ACFR, before spending the past six years at NICTA and CSIRO. Now he is back.

Contacts

Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems
info@acfr.usyd.edu.au