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

YO10 5GH