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Additionally, in the KBR there are two regularization parameters to be chosen as hyperparameters. In the KBR filter, since we have training data for state variables, we can evaluate the prediction accuracy and thus use the validation approach by dividing the training data into the data for training and evaluation. This method for hyperparameter choice has been successfully used in the filtering applications of KBR in [11, 20]. This article discusses only the fully nonparametric setting of state-space models; both of the state transition and observation model are unknown and estimated nonparametrically.

38) m si wiT B T A−1 Bwi si , + k=1 with si = √ vi and vi = 1 + wiT B T A−1 Bwi m i = vi yi − mu T A −1 −1 , Bwi . Proof Here the previous estimates for the target model parameters, denoted A, B are conditioned upon in the expectation in the sense that they are used to calculate the sufficient statistics for the distribution of the random effects γ1:m given by vi = 1 + wiT B T A−1 Bwi m i = vi yi − mu T −1 A−1 Bwi . d. 40) = Eγi eiT A−1 ei | A, B − Eγi γi2 wiT B T A−1 Bwi | A, B = (ei − m i Bwi )T A−1 (ei − m i Bwi ) + si wiT B T A−1 Bwi si .

2 How to Utilize Sensor Network Data to Efficiently Perform Model Calibration… 43 Therefore, instead of attempting this difficult direct likelihood-based inference, we will adopt an alternative two-stage expectation maximization (EM) algorithm-based approach. The EM algorithm developed will be even more efficient and numerically robust, since both the expectation and maximization stages will be obtainable in closed form. In addition, we can be sure that such a procedure will find an optimum. The ability to obtain a closed form expression for the expectation stage of the EM algorithm arises from the structure of the random effects model specified and the distributional assumptions made.