Directed Information Graphs: A generalization of Linear Dynamical Graphs

Jalal Etesami, Negar Kiyavash

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We study the relationship between Directed Information Graphs (DIG) and Linear Dynamical Graphs (LDG), both of which are graphical models where nodes represent scalar random processes. DIGs are based on directed information and represent the causal dynamics between processes in a stochastic system. LDGs capture causal dynamics but only in linear dynamical systems and there are Wiener filtering to do so in a subset of LDGs. This study shows that the DIGs are generalized version of the LDGs and any strictly causal LDGs can be reconstructed through learning the corresponding DIGs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479932726
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2014Jun 6 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR


  • Information theory and control
  • Linear systems
  • Statistical learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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