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Guozhu Dong (Advisor)

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Huge amount of data is available in our society and the need for turning such data into useful information and knowledge is urgent. Data mining is an important field addressing that need and significant progress has been achieved in the last decade. In several important application areas, data arises in the format of Multiple Time Series Object (MTSO) data, where each data object is an array of time series over a large set of features and each has an associated class or state. Very little research has been conducted towards this kind of data. Examples include computational toxicology, where each data object consists of a set of time series over thousands of genes, and operational stress management, where each data object consists of a set of time series over different measuring points on the human body. The purpose of this dissertation is to conduct a systematic data mining study over microarray time series data, with applications on computational toxicology. More specifically, we aim to consider several issues: feature selection algorithms for different classification cases, gene markers or feature set selection for toxic chemical exposure detection, toxic chemical exposure time prediction, wildness concept development and applications, and organizing diversified and parsimonious committee. We will formalize and analyze these research problems, design algorithms to address these problems, and perform experimental evaluations of the proposed algorithms. All these studies are based on microarray time series data set provided by Dr. McDougal.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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