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Robust and Distributed Hypothesis Testing


  • Reports on novel schemes for minimax robust hypothesis testing and decentralized detection

  • Provides tools for dealing with modeling errors and outliers

  • Discusses applications to spectrum sensing, classification and forest fire detection


Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 414)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Gökhan Gül
    Pages 1-14
  3. Gökhan Gül
    Pages 15-25
  4. Gökhan Gül
    Pages 99-111
  5. Gökhan Gül
    Pages 113-130
  6. Gökhan Gül
    Pages 131-133
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-141

About this book


This book generalizes and extends the available theory in robust and decentralized hypothesis testing. In particular, it presents a robust test for modeling errors which is independent from the assumptions that a sufficiently large number of samples is available, and that the distance is the KL-divergence. Here, the distance can be chosen from a much general model, which includes the KL-divergence as a very special case. This is then extended by various means. A minimax robust test that is robust against both outliers as well as modeling errors is presented. Minimax robustness properties of the given tests are also explicitly proven for fixed sample size and sequential probability ratio tests. The theory of robust detection is extended to robust estimation and the theory of robust distributed detection is extended to classes of distributions, which are not necessarily stochastically bounded. It is shown that the quantization functions for the decision rules can also be chosen as non-monotone. Finally, the book describes the derivation of theoretical bounds in minimax decentralized hypothesis testing, which have not yet been known. As a timely report on the state-of-the-art in robust hypothesis testing, this book is mainly intended for postgraduates and researchers in the field of electrical and electronic engineering, statistics and applied probability. Moreover, it may be of interest for students and researchers working in the field of classification, pattern recognition and cognitive radio.


Distributed Detection Signal Detection Parameter Estimation Data Fusion Sensor Networks Minimax Hypothesis Testing Sequential Probability Ratio Test Robust Detection Robust Estimation Robust Hypothesis Testing Probability Metrics Uncertainty Classes Uncertainty Models Detection Theory Cognitive Radio Classification Forest Fire Detection

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Fachbereich Elektro- und Informationstechnik (ETIT)Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Robust and Distributed Hypothesis Testing
  • Authors Gökhan Gül
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect. Notes Electrical Eng.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-49285-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84122-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-49286-5
  • Series ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series E-ISSN 1876-1119
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 141
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Signal, Image and Speech Processing
    Statistical Theory and Methods
    Pattern Recognition
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