Trong Nghia Hoang

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This paper presents a novel unifying framework of anytime sparse Gaussian process regression (SGPR) models that can produce good predic-tive performance fast and improve their predic-tive performance over time. Our proposed unifying framework reverses the variational inference procedure to theoretically construct a non-trivial, concave functional that is(More)
This paper presents a novel decision-theoretic approach to control and coordinate multiple active cameras for observing a number of moving targets in a surveillance system. This approach offers the advantages of being able to (a) account for the stochasticity of tar-gets' motion via probabilistic modeling, and (b) address the trade-off between maximizing(More)
—A central problem of surveillance is to monitor multiple targets moving in a large-scale, obstacle-ridden environment with occlusions. This paper presents a novel principled Partially Observable Markov Decision Process-based approach to coordinating and controlling a network of active cameras for tracking and observing multiple mobile targets at high(More)
A fundamental issue in active learning of Gaussian processes is that of the exploration-exploitation trade-off. This paper presents a novel nonmyopic-Bayes-optimal active learning (-BAL) approach [4] that jointly optimizes the trade-off. In contrast, existing works have primarily developed greedy algorithms or performed exploration and exploitation(More)
The expressive power of Gaussian process (GP) models comes at a cost of poor scalability in the size of the data. To improve their scalability, this paper presents an overview of our recent progress in scaling up GP models for large spatiotemporally correlated data through parallelization on clusters of machines , online learning, and nonmyopic active(More)
A key challenge in non-cooperative multi-agent systems is that of developing efficient planning algorithms for intelligent agents to interact and perform effectively among boundedly rational, self-interested agents (e.g., humans). The practicality of existing works addressing this challenge is being undermined due to either the restrictive assumptions of(More)
Recent advances in Bayesian reinforcement learning (BRL) have shown that Bayes-optimality is theoretically achievable by modeling the envi-ronment's latent dynamics using Flat-Dirichlet-Multinomial (FDM) prior. In self-interested multi-agent environments, the transition dynamics are mainly controlled by the other agent's stochastic behavior for which FDM's(More)
This paper addresses the problem of active learning of a multi-output Gaussian process (MOGP) model representing multiple types of coexisting correlated environmental phenomena. In contrast to existing works, our active learning problem involves selecting not just the most informative sampling locations to be observed but also the types of measurements at(More)
This paper presents an overview of our novel decision-theoretic multi-agent approach for controlling and coordinating multiple active cameras in surveillance. In this approach, a surveillance task is modeled as a stochastic optimization problem, where the active cameras are controlled and coordinated to achieve the desired surveillance goal in presence of(More)
A key challenge in non-cooperative multi-agent systems is that of developing efficient planning algorithms for intelligent agents to perform effectively among boundedly rational 1 , self-interested (i.e., non-cooperative) agents (e.g., humans). To address this challenge, we investigate how intention prediction can be efficiently exploited and made practical(More)