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COGNITIVE DATA FUSION

CODE 86960
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 5 credits during the 2nd year of 8732 Electronic Engineering (LM-29) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Electronic Engineering)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

- To introduce theory and techniques for architectural design of context-aware telecommunications systems able to provide informative services according to a cognitive paradigm

- To provide a common framework to identify and to describe methodologies and techniques for perception, representation and analysis of contextual multisensorial physical (radio, video, audio, etc.) and virtual signals (e.g.network-based context data))

- To provide a common framework to identify and to describe methodologies and techniques for integrating multisensorial contextual data by using Data Fusion paradigms and techniques

- To provide a common framework for defining behavioral artificial models for context based, adaptive and personalized  decision steps used by cognitive system to address and react with respect to different contextual working situations.

- To show examples and applications of specific techniques within cognitive telecommunication systems by means of description of two main case studies: cognitive radio and multisensor/multimodal cognitive human-machine interfaces in smart spaces. 

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and lab exercises Project based learning

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1) INTRODUCTION  General definitions and models for cognitive systems. Behavioral cognitive artificial models for context based, adaptive and personalized  decision The cognitive cycle model; perception, analysis, decision, action. Logical and bio-inspired cognitive system models. Cognitive Data fusion functional architectural the JDL model and its extensions. Haykin-Fuster Cognitive Dynamic Systems. The Probabilistic Graphical Model based Data fusion architecture

 2) Data Fusion methodologies and techniques for integrating multisensorial contextual data

Acquisition  and representation of contextual data.. Contextual data hierarchical representation: presence, localization, behavior, situation, threat.  Methodologies and techniques for physical sensor signal processing: digital signal processing issues with radio, video, audio signals. Techniques and algorithms for acquisition and analysis of contextual data. Bayesian Data Fusion processing techniques: alignment, data association, state estimation, abnormality detection   Probabilistic Graphical Models: Dynamic Bayesian Networks (DBN)  and Markov Random Fields. Representation and inference. Factorization and Belief propagation. Bayesian State estimation techniques: Kalman filter, Extended Kalman Filter, Unscented Kalman Filter, Particle Filtering.  Processing algorithms and PGM representation   Situation assessment: Interaction Model Representation using coupled DBNs. State, superstate and event based interaction representation. Methods for dimensionality reduction and classification: elf Organizing Map, Neural Gas. Threat assessment by incremental evaluation of  distance between Prediction from Update in a Bayesian node.  Kllback Leiber. Distributed decision theory.

 3) Case studies

1) design of  cognitive Data fusion systems with application to health, surveillance, smart environments, robotsic Lego applications.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 Basic: Class notes written  by the lecturer and made available through Internet 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CARLO REGAZZONI (President)

SILVANA DELLEPIANE

LUCIO MARCENARO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and lab exercises Project based learning

LESSONS START

1st semester 2016 - September 19th 2016

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral Examination (70/100%)

Assigned Project  evaluation (30%)

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral will consist of project driven slide presentation. Questions will rely on selected techniques chosen from ones presented in the course for the application case as well as on state of the art analysis approach followed

Project will consist in discussing how proposed techniques can be used in the context of an application selected by the student

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
24/01/2019 10:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
24/01/2019 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
24/01/2019 10:00 GENOVA Orale
21/02/2019 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
21/02/2019 10:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
21/02/2019 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/06/2019 10:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
06/06/2019 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
06/06/2019 10:00 GENOVA Orale
04/07/2019 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
04/07/2019 10:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
04/07/2019 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/08/2019 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
29/08/2019 10:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
29/08/2019 10:00 GENOVA Orale
19/09/2019 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
19/09/2019 10:00 GENOVA Laboratorio
19/09/2019 10:00 GENOVA Orale