Simultaneous Detection And Identification With Post-Change Uncertainty

Event Date: 

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Refreshments served at 3:15 PM

Event Location: 

  • South Hall 5607F

Dr. Heng Yang (City University of New York)

Title: Simultaneous Detection And Identification With Post-Change Uncertainty

Abstract: We consider the problem of quickest detection of an abrupt change when there is uncertainty about the post-change distribution. Because of the uncertainty, We would like not only detecting the change point but also identifying the post-change distribution simultaneously. In particular we examine this problem in the continuous-time Wiener model where the drift of observations changes from zero to a drift randomly chosen from a collection. We set up the problem as a stochastic optimization in which the objective is to minimize a measure of detection delay subject to a frequency of false alarm constraint, while also identifying the value of the post-change drift up to pre-specified error bounds. We consider a composite rule involving the CUSUM reaction period, that is coupled with an identification function, and show that by choosing parameters appropriately, such a pair of composite rule and identification function can be asymptotically optimal of first order to detect the change point and simultaneously satisfies the error bounds to identify the post-change drift as the average first false alarm increases without bound. We also discuss the detection problem along under some situations.