Montana State University

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Applied Mathematics Seminar

Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
Engineering and Physical Sciences Building, 126 or 127

Prof. Colin Fox from University of Otago, New Zealand will present "Monitoring milk-powder dryers via Bayesian inference in an FPGA"

Abstract:
The Electronics group at Otago is developing several technologies aimed at sensors that measure flow of milk powder using capacitance tomography (ECT) by sample-based Bayesian inference. Our approach is to use accelerated Gibbs sampling from the posterior distribution, and produce estimates in real time by embedding the calculation in hardware. I will discuss several of the steps: efficient Gibbs sample in ECT, polynomial acceleration of that MCMC, and the compiler to implement this calculation in an FPGA.

For questions regarding this event, please contact:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
406-994-3601

Listed as: Academics Seminars


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