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Distributed regression estimation with incomplete data in multi-agent networks

  • Yinghui Wang
  • Peng Lin
  • Yiguang Hong
Research Paper


In this paper, distributed regression estimation problem with incomplete data in a time-varying multi-agent network is investigated. Regression estimation is carried out based on local agent information with incomplete in the non-ignorable mechanism. By virtue of gradient-based design and adaptive filter, a distributed algorithm is proposed to deal with a regression estimation problem with incomplete data. With the help of convex analysis and stochastic approximation techniques, the exact convergence is obtained for the proposed algorithm with incomplete data and a jointly-connected multi-agent topology. Moreover, online regret analysis is also given for real-time learning. Then, simulations for the proposed algorithm are also given to demonstrate how it can solve the estimation problem in a distributed way, even when the network configuration is time-varying.


multi-agent systems time-varying network estimation with incomplete data online learning stochastic approximation 



This work was supported by National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFB0901902) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61573344, 61333001, 61374168).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Systems and Control, Academy of Mathematics and Systems ScienceChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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