This collection of research and survey papers sets out the theory of hidden Markov processes, in particular addressing a central problem of the subject: computation of the Shannon entropy rate of an HMP. Connections are drawn between approaches from various disciplines, whilst recent research results and open problems are described.
About the Author
Brian Marcus is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was co-recipient of the Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Communications Society in 1993. He has published over 60 research papers and holds 12 US patents.
Karl Petersen is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has previously written the book Ergodic Theory (Cambridge University Press, 1983) and numerous research papers.
Tsachy Weissman is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and at the Technion. He is a recipient of the joint Information Theory - Communication Society best paper award, a Horev Fellowship for Leaders in Science and Technology and the Henry Taub Prize for excellence in research. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Shannon Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.