I have been negligent in my blogging. But I have been busy, so I don’t feel too bad.
One of the more interesting things that’s happened to me in the past seven months is my advisors and I getting a paper accepted to the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). Very exciting! I will be attending the conference (in Melbourne, Australia), toward the end of August.
It’s related to work mentioned in previous posts, about Symbolic Volume Integration (in the paper, we call it Weighted Model Integration). We worked out a way to make our method converge more efficiently.
It’s kind of neat—it relies on QR-factorization, Givens rotations, and Pythagorean triples. It encounters some fundamental principles of probability, i.e., the Skitovitch-Darmois Theorem.