Date of Award

Fall 1999

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Feng, Xin

Second Advisor

Bansal, Naveen

Third Advisor

Brown, Ronald


A new framework for analyzing time series data called Time Series Data Mining (TSDM) is introduced. This framework adapts and innovates data mining concepts to analyzing time series data. In particular, it creates a set of methods that reveal hidden temporal patterns that are characteristic and predictive of time series events. Traditional time series analysis methods are limited by the requirement of stationarity of the time series and normality and independence of the residuals. Because they attempt to characterize and predict all time series observations, traditional time series analysis methods are unable to identify complex (nonperiodic, nonlinear, irregular, and chaotic) characteristics. TSDM methods overcome limitations of traditional time series analysis techniques. A brief historical review of related fields, including a discussion of the theoretical underpinnings for the TSDM framework, is made. The TSDM framework, concepts, and methods are explained in detail and applied to real-world time series from the engineering and financial domains.



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