Predictive Nonlinear Modeling by Koopman Mode Decomposition

Akira Kusaba, Kilho Shin, Dave Shepard, Tetsuji Kuboyama

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Machine learning has countless applications in time series analysis: controlling smart grids, detecting mechanical failures, and analyzing stock prices. Fourier mode decomposition (FMD) is the most common method of analysis because it decomposes time series into finite waveform components, or modes, but its principal shortcoming is that FMD assumes every mode has a constant amplitude, an assumption that rarely holds in real-world data. In contrast, Koopman mode decomposition (KMD) can detect modes with exponentially-increasing or-decreasing amplitudes, although it has mostly been applied to diagnosing data errors, not to prediction. What has kept KMD from being applied to prediction is partly a shortcoming in a mathematical formulation. This paper seeks to remedy that shortcoming: it provides a mathematically-precise formulation of KMD as a practical tool. This formulation, in turn, allows us to develop a novel practical method for prediction of future data. We further demonstrate our method's effectiveness using both synthetic data and real plasma flow data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 20th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2020
EditorsGiuseppe Di Fatta, Victor Sheng, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Carlo Zaniolo, Xindong Wu
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781728190129
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020
Event20th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2020 - Virtual, Sorrento, Italy
Duration: Nov 17 2020Nov 20 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW
ISSN (Print)2375-9232
ISSN (Electronic)2375-9259


Conference20th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2020
CityVirtual, Sorrento

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software


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