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Optimal Parameter Exploration for Online Change-Point Detection in Activity Monitoring Using Genetic Algorithms

Khan, Naveed, McClean, Sally I, Zhang, Shuai and Nugent, Chris D. (2016) Optimal Parameter Exploration for Online Change-Point Detection in Activity Monitoring Using Genetic Algorithms. Sensors, 16 (11). [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/16/11/1784

DOI: 10.3390/s16111784

Abstract

In recent years, smart phones with inbuilt sensors have become popular devices to facilitate activity recognition. The sensors capture a large amount of data, containing meaningful events, in a short period of time. The change points in this data are used to specify transitions to distinct events and can be used in various scenarios such as identifying change in a patient’s vital signs in the medical domain or requesting activity labels for generating real-world labeled activity datasets. Our work focuses on change-point detection to identify a transition from one activity to another. Within this paper, we extend our previous work on multivariate exponentially weighted moving average (MEWMA) algorithm by using a genetic algorithm (GA) to identify the optimal set of parameters for online change-point detection. The proposed technique finds the maximum accuracy and F_measure by optimizing the different parameters of the MEWMA, which subsequently identifies the exact location of the change point from an existing activity to a new one. Optimal parameter selection facilitates an algorithm to detect accurate change points and minimize false alarms. Results have been evaluated based on two real datasets of accelerometer data collected from a set of different activities from two users, with a high degree of accuracy from 99.4% to 99.8% and F_measure of up to 66.7%.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:multivariate change detection; activity monitoring; multivariate exponentially weighted moving average; accelerometer; Genetic Algorithm; change-point detection
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:36219
Deposited By: Dr Shuai Zhang
Deposited On:29 Nov 2016 15:10
Last Modified:29 Nov 2016 15:10

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