Cold-start heterogeneous-device wireless localization

Vincent W. Zheng, Hong Cao, Shenghua Gao, Aditi Adhikari, Miao Lin, Kevin Chen Chuan Chang

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In this paper, we study a cold-start heterogeneous-device localization problem. This problem is challenging, because it results in an extreme inductive transfer learning setting, where there is only source domain data but no target domain data. This problem is also underexplored. As there is no target domain data for calibration, we aim to learn a robust feature representation only from the source domain. There is little previous work on such a robust feature learning task; besides, the existing robust feature representation proposals are both heuristic and inexpressive. As our contribution, we for the first time provide a principled and expressive robust feature representation to solve the challenging cold-start heterogeneous-device localization problem. We evaluate our model on two public real-world data sets, and show that it significantly outperforms the best baseline by 23.1%-91.3% across four pairs of heterogeneous devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016
PublisherAmerican Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357605
StatePublished - 2016
Event30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Feb 12 2016Feb 17 2016

Publication series

Name30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016


Other30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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