Wavelet methods and statistical applications: network security and bioinformatics
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Wavelet methods possess versatile properties for statistical applications. We would like to explore the advantages of using wavelets in the analyses in two different research areas. First of all, we develop an integrated tool for online detection of network anomalies. We consider statistical change point detection algorithms, for both local changes in the variance and for jumps detection, and propose modified versions of these algorithms based on moving window techniques. We investigate performances on simulated data and on network traffic data with several superimposed attacks. All detection methods are based on wavelet packets transformations. We also propose a Bayesian model for the analysis of high-throughput data where the outcome of interest has a natural ordering. The method provides a unified approach for identifying relevant markers and predicting class memberships. This is accomplished by building a stochastic search variable selection method into an ordinal model. We apply the methodology to the analysis of proteomic studies in prostate cancer. We explore wavelet-based techniques to remove noise from the protein mass spectra. The goal is to identify protein markers associated with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, an ordinal diagnostic measure currently used to stratify patients into different risk groups.
SubjectBayesian ordinal probit model
change point detection
Bayesian variable selection
Kwon, Deukwoo (2005). Wavelet methods and statistical applications: network security and bioinformatics. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from