Making Decisions with Uncertainty: an Introduction to Bayesian Belief Networks with Applications

Prof Ian Nabney
Computer Science, Aston University

Date: 16th December 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Venue: MB564

Bayesian belief networks are a principled way of modelling and reasoning with uncertainty. As such, they are important tools for many problems that involve making decisions - diagnostics, decision support, and classification. This talk will cover the basic principles of belief networks, the main current research directions, and illustrate these with two real-world applications - in condition monitoring and reliability design.