Ole Mengshoel

Member since: Sep 29, 2010, CMU

Developing Large-Scale Bayesian Networks by Composition

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In this paper, we investigate the use of Bayesian networks to construct large-scale diagnostic systems. In particular, we consider the development of large-scale Bayesian networks by composition. This compositional approach reflects how (often redundant) subsystems are architected to form systems such as electrical power systems. We develop high-level specifications, Bayesian networks, clique trees, and arithmetic circuits representing 24 different electrical power systems. The largest among these 24 Bayesian networks contains over 1,000 random variables. Another BN represents the real-world electrical power system ADAPT, which is representative of electrical power systems deployed in aerospace vehicles. In addition to demonstrating the scalability of the compositional approach, we briefly report on experimental results from the diagnostic competition DXC, where the ProADAPT team, using techniques discussed here, obtained the highest scores in both Tier 1 (among 9 international competitors) and Tier 2 (among 6 international competitors) of the industrial track. While we consider diagnosis of power systems specically, we believe this work is relevant to other system health management problems, in particular in dependable systems such as aircraft and spacecraft.


O. J. Mengshoel, S. Poll, and T. Kurtoglu. "Developing Large-Scale Bayesian Networks by Composition: Fault Diagnosis of Electrical Power Systems in Aircraft and Spacecraft." Proc. of the IJCAI-09 Workshop on Self-* and Autonomous Systems (SAS): Reasoning and Integration Challenges, 2009

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title = {Developing Large-Scale {Bayesian} Networks by Composition: Fault Diagnosis of Electrical Power Systems in Aircraft and Spacecraft},
author = {Mengshoel, O. J. and Poll, S. and Kurtoglu, T.},
booktitle = {Proc. of the IJCAI-09 Workshop on Self-$\star$ and Autonomous Systems (SAS): Reasoning and Integration Challenges},

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