All Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

2017

S. McGuire, P.M. Furlong, C. Heckman, S. Julier, and N. Ahmed, “Failure is Not an Option: Policy Learning for Adaptive Recovery in Space Operations,” submitted to FSR 2017, the 11th Conference on Field and Service Robotics (in review).

L. Burks and N. Ahmed, “Optimal Continuous State POMDP Planning with Semantic Observations,” submitted to the 2017 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (in review)

B. Israelsen, N. Ahmed, K. Center, and R. Green,”Towards Adaptive Training of Agent-based Sparring Partners for Fighter Pilots,” InfoTech@Aerospace at AIAA SciTech 2017, Grapevine, TX  (Best Intelligent Systems Student Paper Award).

2016

N. Ahmed, “Collaborative autonomous sensing with Bayesians in the loop,” Proc. SPIE 9986, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks XII, 99860B (Keynote talk)

V. Ramaswamy, S. Moon, E. Frew, N. Ahmed, “Mutual Information based communication aware path planning: A game theoretic perspective,” 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Daejon, Korea.

N. Ahmed, W. Whitacre,  S. Moon, and E. Frew, “Factorized DDF for Scalable Partial State Filtering in Networks,” 2016 International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2016), Heidelberg, Germany.

N. Sweet and N. Ahmed, “Structured Synthesis and Compression of Semantic Human Sensor Models for Bayesian Estimation,” 2016 IEEE/CSS American Control Conference (ACC 2016), Boston, MA.

K. Lore, N. Sweet, K. Kumar, N. Ahmed, and S. Sarkar, “Deep Value of Information Estimators for Collaborative Human-Machine Information Gathering,” 2016 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyberphysical Systems (ICCPS 2016), Vienna, Austria.

N. Sweet, N. Ahmed, U. Kuter, and C. Miller, “Towards Self-Confidence in Autonomous Systems,” AIAA SciTech 2016 Infotech@Aerospace Conference, San Diego, CA.

N. Ahmed, W. Whitacre, S. Moon, and E. Frew, “Scalable Decentralized Target Localization with Ownship uncertainties Using Factorized Data Fusion”, AIAA SciTech 2016 Infotech@Aerospace Conference, San Diego, CA.

2015

M. Ouimet, N. Ahmed, and S. Martinez, “Event-based Cooperative Localization using Implicit and Explicit Measurements,” 2015 IEEE Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration (MFI 2015), San Diego, CA .

N. Ahmed, “What’s One Mixture Divided by Another?: A Unified Approach to High-fidelity Distributed Data Fusion with Mixture Models,” 2015 IEEE Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration (MFI 2015), San Diego, CA.

N. Ahmed, M. Campbell, D. Casbeer, Y. Cao, and D. Kingston, “Fully Bayesian Learning and Spatial Reasoning with Flexible Human Sensor Networks,” ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyberphysical Systems (ICCPS 2015), Seattle, WA.

N. Ahmed, D. Casbeer, Y. Cao, and D. Kingston, “Bayesian Hidden Markov Models for UAV-Enabled Target Localization on Road Networks with Soft-Hard Data,” SPIE Defense and Security Symposium (DSS 2015), Baltimore, MD.

2014

N. Ahmed, “Conditionally Factorized DDF for General Networked Bayesian Estimation,” 2014 Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration Conference (MFI 2014), Beijing, China.

2012 and older

N. Ahmed, J. Schoenberg, and M. Campbell, “Fast Weighted Exponential Product Rules for Robust Distributed Data Fusion in General Multi-Robot Networks,” Robotics: Science and Systems VIII, 2012, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

E. Sample, N. Ahmed, and M. Campbell, “An Experimental Evaluation of Bayesian Soft Human Sensor Fusion in Robotic Systems,” 2012 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (GNC 2012), Minneapolis, MN.

R. Tse, N. Ahmed, and M. Campbell, “Unified Mixture-Model Based Terrain Estimation with Markov Random Fields,” Multisensor Fusion and Integration 2012 (MFI 2012), Hamburg, Germany.

S. Ponda, N. Ahmed, B. Luders, E. Sample, D. Levine, T. Hoossainy, D. Shah, M. Campbell, and J. How, “Decentralized Information-Rich Path Planning and Hybrid Sensor Fusion for Uncertainty Reduction in Human-Robot Missions,” AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Conference 2011 (GNC 2011), Portland, OR (Best Technical Paper Award)

N. Ahmed, E. Sample, K. Ho, T. Hoossainy and M. Campbell, “Categorical Soft Data Fusion via Variational Bayesian Importance Sampling, with Applications to Cooperative Search,” American Control Conference 2011 (ACC 2011), San Francisco, CA (Best in Session Award)

N. Ahmed and M. Campbell, “Variational Learning of Autoregressive Mixtures of Experts for Fully Bayesian Hybrid System Identification,” American Control Conference 2011 (ACC 2011), San Francisco, CA.

N. Ahmed and M. Campbell, “Variational Bayesian Data Fusion of Multi-category Discrete Observations, with Applications to Cooperative Human-Robot Estimation,” International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2010 (ICRA 2010), Anchorage, AK.

D. Shah, M. Campbell, F. Bourgault, N. Ahmed, S. Galster, and B. Knott, “An Empirical Study of Human-Robotic Teams with Three Levels of Autonomy,” AIAA InfoTech@Aerospace, 2009.

N. Ahmed and M. Campbell, “Multi-modal Operator Decision Models,” American Control Conference 2008 (ACC 2008), Seattle, WA (Best in Session Award)

F. Bourgault, N. Ahmed, D. Shah, and M. Campbell, “Probabilistic Operator-Multiple Robot Modeling Using Bayesian Network Representation,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2007 (GNC 2007).