Dear ECE Faculty and Students,

Mr. Donald E. Jarvis will be offering a tutorial seminar entitled “From Learning Regular Languages to Finite System Identification ” on March 24th from 3-4 pm in room 3202 in the Nguyen Engineering Building. All interested faculty and students are welcome to attend. Please see abstract attached below.

**From Learning Regular Languages to Finite System Identification**

**Tutorial Seminar**

Donald E. Jarvis

March 24, 2011 3pm-4pm

Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3202

**Abstract**

In 1987 Dana Angluin presented an efficient algorithm for inference of a regular language from queries and counterexamples. Today this algorithm is considered a seminal result in Computational Learning Theory.

Although Angluin's references trace back to identification research in the systems and control literature, there seems to be little awareness of the algorithm in contemporary systems theory. (As used here, identification refers to the systems problem of constructing a model empirically from observations of input-output behavior.) This tutorial seminar is a presentation of Angluin's algorithm from a systems theory viewpoint. As an application example, the identification of a simple digital circuit will be demonstrated.

Regards,

Sisi Jou

Sisi Jou

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