Eman Aljohani~Research Student
I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science, University of York, United Kingdom. I am under the supervision of Dr. James Cussens.
My current research topic is "Informative Priors For Learning Graphical Models "
Abstract Graphical models represent relations of conditional independence between related variables; for example, those between various symptoms and causes of a disease. A hot topic in machine learning is the ability to automatically learn such models from data. In some applications, it is crucial to include information not contained in data — that is, prior information. The aim of this research is to provide a formalism to enable users to express prior knowledge in a flexible way, so that, for different problems, they can express what they know about the problem efficiently. This involves creating a system in which the input is prior knowledge connected to a Bayesian learning algorithm. The main purpose is to design prior information ahead of time to speed learning and achieve more accurate learning.
Department of Computer Science
University of York, York