Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


UC Berkeley


Research Projects

Vertically Integrated Seismic Analysis for Nuclear Treaty Monitoring (VISA)

Stuart J. Russell and Erik Sudderth1

United Nations CTBTO 999-999999

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) bans nuclear explosions on earth. It includes a global monitoring system of seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound, and radionuclide detectors. We are developing a new approach to solve the monitoring problem using probabilistic inference over a complete generative model of events and signals. Early results indicate substantial improvement over the current system's sensitivity and accuracy.

1Brown University