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Yao Xie, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology – MIDAS Seminar Series

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rackham Amphitheatre


Yao Xie, PhD

Assistant Professor

Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

“Sequential Change-point Detection over Dynamic Networks”


Abstract: Streaming data over dynamic networks is ubiquitous nowadays, such as those generated by physical sensors and those by people (e.g., over social networks). A fundamental question is how to monitor the system to detect and localize any change. The challenges come from the high-dimensionality of the data, dynamic background, as well complex dependence structure between the data streams. One has to come up with novel statistics which capture the nature of the change. In this talk, I will present our recent work on two related problems: detect changes over discrete events streams, detect changes over a dynamical network by pairwise comparison. The first problem arises from studying social networks where the user activities are modeled as a networked Hawkes process. The second problem stems from studying dynamic power networks. We established likelihood ratio based statistics and studied their theoretical properties, as well demonstrated their promise in working with real data. 

 Bio: Yao Xie joined Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering in 2013. Prior to that, she worked as a Research Scientist at Duke University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, after receiving her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (minor in Mathematics) from Stanford University in 2011. She is a elected member of IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee (MLSP TC) for a term 2016-2019. She is interested in signal processing, sequential analysis (e.g. change-point detection), and machine learning, and have been working on applications in sensor networks, social networks, imaging, and wireless communications.

For more information on MIDAS or the Seminar Series, please contact midas-contact@umich.edu. MIDAS gratefully acknowledges Northrop Grumman Corporation for its generous support of the MIDAS Seminar Series.


February 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Rackham Amphitheatre
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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