Conventionally, polysomnographic recordings are classified according to the rules published in 1968 by Rechtschaffen and Kales (R&K). The present paper describes an automatic classification system embedded in an e-health solution that has been developed and validated in a large database of healthy controls and sleep disturbed patients. The Somnolyzer 24x7… (More)
We propose a novel approach for building finite memory predictive models similar in spirit to variable memory length Markov models (VLMMs). The models are constructed by first transforming the n-block structure of the training sequence into a geometric structure of points in a unit hypercube, such that the longer is the common suffix shared by any two… (More)
We simulate daily trading of straddles on financial indexes. The straddles are traded based on predictions of daily volatility differences in the indexes. The main predictive models studied are recurrent neural nets (RNN). Such applications have often been studied in isolation. However, due to the special character of daily financial time-series, it is… (More)
OBJECTIVE We developed a probabilistic continuous sleep stager based on Hidden Markov models using only a single EEG signal. It offers the advantage of being objective by not relying on human scorers, having much finer temporal resolution (1s instead of 30s), and being based on solid probabilistic principles rather than a predefined set of rules… (More)
The behavior of boundedly rational agents in two interacting markets is investigated. A discrete-time model of coupled financial and consumer markets is described. The integrated model consists of heterogenous consumers, financial traders, and production firms. The production firms operate in the consumer market, and offer their shares to be traded on the… (More)
This article summarizes the objectives and the program of the Dagstuhl seminar 06231, " Towards Affordance-based Robot Control " .
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate differences between visual sleep scoring according to the classification developed by Rechtschaffen and Kales (R&K, 1968) and scoring based on the new guidelines of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM, 2007). DESIGN All-night polysomnographic recordings were scored visually according to the R&K and AASM rules by… (More)
We developed an EEG-based probabilistic model, which effectively predicts drowsiness levels of thirty-two subjects involved in a moving base driving simulator experiment. A hierarchical Gaussian mixture model (hGMM) with two mixture components at the lower hierarchical level is used. Each mixture models the data density distribution of one of the two… (More)