Reconstruction of Interconnectedness in Networks of Dynamical Systems Based on Passive Observations

Professor Murti V. Salapaka
Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Citiesy
Given on: May 8th, 2014


Determining interrelatedness structure of various entities from multiple time series data is of significant interest to many areas. Knowledge of such a structure can aid in identifying cause and effect relationships, clustering of similar entities, identification of representative elements and model reduction. In this talk, a methodology for identifying the interrelatedness structure of dynamically related time series data based on passive observations structure will be presented. The framework will allow for the presence of loops in the connectivity structure of the network. The quality of the reconstruction will be quantified. Results on the how the sparsity of multivariate Wiener filter, the Granger filter and the causal Wiener filter depend on the network structure will be presented. Connections to graphical models with notions of independence posed by d-separation will be highlighted.


Murti V. Salapaka was born in Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1969. He received the B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He received the M.S. an Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1991, 1993, and 1997, respectively. From 1997-2007, he was with the Electrical Engineering Department at Iowa State University, From 2007 to 2010, he iwas an Associate Professor at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where he currently holds the Vincentine Hermes-Luh Chair in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Salapaka was the recipient of the 1997 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the 2001 Iowa State University Young Engineering Faculty Research Award. His research interests are in control and systems theory, nanotechnology and molecular biology.