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On Partitioning Multivariate Self-Affine Time Series

On Partitioning Multivariate Self-Affine Time Series

In this paper Abdel discusses the importance of separating varying time series, many of which are of high dimension, to allow for the analysis of patterns between each time series.
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Upcoming events and training opportunties

IADS Summer School

Date: 23 July- 3 Aug 2018

Time: 5pm

Venue: Essex Business School, University of Essex

The Essex Big Data and Analytics Summer School brings you two weeks of cutting-edge courses across the field of data science and analytics. Presented by the Institute for Analytics and Data Science at the University of Essex,

This year's Summer School will run from 23 July 2018 - 3 August 2018

Our summer school is for graduates, students, researchers and professionals in the emerging fields of big data, data science and analytics who would like to find out more or be updated on the current trends and developments in this exciting and fast-developing field.

  • Hear keynote talks by leading experts.
  • Attend state-of-the-art courses delivered by academics from Essex and other leading institutions and our industrial partners.
  • Network with your peers in an invaluable forum for knowledge exchange.
  • Whether you're interested in the curation and management of big data, advanced techniques and methods including artificial intelligence and statistical methods, or applications of big data in fields ranging from business and finance to bioinformatics, you'll find a set of relevant courses for you.

    There are no specific eligibility requirements to book a place on the Summer School; we welcome attendees (students, researchers, academics, and professionals) and accept applicants from all levels and experience from around the world to apply. Whether you are exploring data science, or have advanced practice, we have a range of introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses to suit your needs.

    While we do not restrict access to courses, when selecting the courses that make up your programme please pay attention to our recommended prerequisites. These prerequisites are stipulated to ensure that all attendees make the best out of their time with us.

    If you are unsure whether a certain published course is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact us at and a member of the IADS team will be happy to advise you on whether a course is suitable for your requirements and skillsets..

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    The BLGDRC Conference 2018

    Date: 27 - 28 November 2018 2018

    Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm

    Venue: The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BE

    This two-day conference will showcase the research conference focusing on our four main research streams:

  • Methodologies for Big Data
  • Local Economic Growth
  • Support for Vulnerable People
  • Mapping Public Access to Green Infrastructure
  • Through presentations and discussions, delegates will explore how different datasets, and the way in which they are being used, are advancing research and policy decisions. We are delighted to be welcoming representatives from policy, academia and research.

    Day one of the conference will be followed by exhibition stands and an evening drinks reception to showcase any models, methods, outputs, demonstrators from the four main research streams, and also allowing further networking among attendees.

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