Bayesian Regression with Network Prior: Optimal Bayesian Filtering Perspective. Academic Article uri icon


  • The recently introduced intrinsically Bayesian robust filter (IBRF) provides fully optimal filtering relative to a prior distribution over an uncertainty class ofjoint random process models, whereas formerly the theory was limited to model-constrained Bayesian robust filters, for which optimization was limited to the filters that are optimal for models in the uncertainty class. This paper extends the IBRF theory to the situation where there are both a prior on the uncertainty class and sample data. The result is optimal Bayesian filtering (OBF), where optimality is relative to the posterior distribution derived from the prior and the data. The IBRF theories for effective characteristics and canonical expansions extend to the OBF setting. A salient focus of the present work is to demonstrate the advantages of Bayesian regression within the OBF setting over the classical Bayesian approach in the context otlinear Gaussian models.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Trans Signal Process

author list (cited authors)

  • Qian, X., & Dougherty, E. R.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Qian, Xiaoning||Dougherty, Edward R

publication date

  • December 2016