Sequential Monte Carlo scheme for Bayesian estimation in the presence of data outliers

Liang Huang, Ying-Cheng Lai

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Bayesian inference has been used widely in physics, biology, and engineering for a variety of experiment- or observation-based estimation problems. Sequential Monte Carlo simulations are effective for realizing Bayesian estimations when the system and observational processes are nonlinear. In realistic applications, large disturbances in the observation, or outliers, may be present. We develop a theory and practical strategy to suppress the effect of outliers in the experimental observation and provide numerical support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number056705
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 21 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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