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A Combination of CUSUM-EWMA for Anomaly Detection in Time Series Data

Vyron, Christodoulou and Bi, Yaxin (2015) A Combination of CUSUM-EWMA for Anomaly Detection in Time Series Data. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, DSAA 2015, Campus des Cordeliers, Paris, France, October 19-21, 2015.. IEEE Press. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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In this work we investigate the use of parametric statistical methods for Anomaly Detection in time series data. The approach involves the use of simple and computationally efficient algorithms, the Cumulative Sum (CUSUM) and Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA), that have demonstrated an acceptable performance in detecting different shifts from the process mean. However, while the performance of these algorithms is found to be adequate in datasets where anomalies have a profound form, they produce many false positives when anomalies become more complex. To address this limitation, we propose a solution that has greater flexibility, in the form of a combined CUSUM-EWMA algorithm. Four different statistical methods are investigated and implemented, including the classic CUSUM and EWMA, and two variants of a combined CUSUM- EWMA algorithm. These algorithms have been evaluated on ten benchmark datasets. The F-Score for each one of the algorithms has been used to demonstrate their performance appropriately. The preliminary experimental results prove to be promising for the proposed method in detecting anomalies from time series data.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Anomaly Detection, CUSUM-EWMA, Time Series
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ID Code:33269
Deposited By: Dr Yaxin Bi
Deposited On:09 Feb 2016 11:24
Last Modified:26 Feb 2016 12:21

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