## Filtering, State Estimation, and Other Forms of Signal Processing

*01 Mar 2015 22:10*

*Filtering.* Is the Kalman filter like the EM algorithm, in any
meaningful sense? (Yes; where'd that paper by Gharamani showing this go?)
What is the Wonham filter, exactly? What are the estimation properties of the
parameters in these filters? How bad is it to use the standard linear filters
(Wiener, Kalman) on nonlinear systems? What do the existing nonlinear filters
look like? (Hidden Markov models are one class of nonlinear filter; they have
various drawbacks, mostly about needing to choose the architecture a priori,
and it being hard to tell if you're using the wrong architecture, or the
process is just intrinsically ugly.)

*Nonlinear filtering.*

*Independent component analysis.*

See also: Control Theory; Information Geometry; Monte Carlo and Stochastic Simulation; Time Series

- Recommended, big picture:
- Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Introduction to Linear and Nonlinear Filtering for Engineers and Scientists [Clear introductory treatment with not-too-rigorous use of advanced probability theory, which is necessary to really explain what is going on and why it works for nonlinear and/or continuous-time signals.]
- R. W. R. Darling, Nonlinear Filtering --- Online Survey
- Neil Gershenfeld, The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, Part III
- Holger Kantz and Thomas Schreiber, Nonlinear Time Series Analysis
- Robert Shumway and David Stoffer, Time Series Analysis and Its Applications
- Norbert Wiener
- Extrapolation, Interpolation and Smoothing of Stationary Time Series
- Cybernetics

- Recommended, closeups:
- Thomas Bengtsson, Peter Bickel, Bo Li, "Curse-of-dimensionality revisited: Collapse of the particle filter in very large scale systems", pp. 316--334 in Deborah Nolan and Terry Speed (eds.), Probability and Statistics: Essays in Honor of David A. Freedman
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schemes using methods from nonlinear filtering," Chaos
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Bayesian Decoding of Motor Cortical Signals by Particle Filtering",
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**91**(2004): 1899--1907 [Very nice, especially since they've combining data from multiple experiments. It is a*little*disappointing that they set up a state-space model, but then only use the state to enforce a kind of weak continuity constraint on the decoding, rather than trying to capture the actual computations going on. But I should talk to them about that... Appendix A gives a very clear and compact explanation of particle filtering.] - Olivier Cappé "Online EM Algorithm for Hidden Markov
Models", Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
**20**(2011): 728--749, arxiv:0908.2359 - Pavel Chigansky and Ramon van Handel, "A complete solution to Blackwell's unique ergodicity problem for hidden Markov chains", Annals of
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Emery N. Brown, "Dynamic Analysis of Neural Encoding by Point Process Adaptive
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- Pavel Chigansky and Robert Liptser
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