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dc.contributor.authorYu, Youjiao
dc.contributor.authorWorkman, Austin
dc.contributor.authorGrasmick, Jacob G.
dc.contributor.authorMooney, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorHering, Amanda S.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-09T11:52:39Z
dc.date.available2021-03-09T11:52:39Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-31
dc.identifier.citationYu, Y., Workman, A., Grasmick, J. G., Mooney, M. A., & Hering, A. S. (2018). Space-time outlier identification in a large ground deformation data set. Journal of Quality Technology, 50(4), 431–445. doi:10.1080/00224065.2018.1507598
dc.identifier.issn0022-4065
dc.identifier.issn2575-6230
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00224065.2018.1507598
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/667998
dc.description.abstractA novel application for outlier detection is in ground deformation monitoring. During any type of underground construction in urban settings, sensors are placed on the ground surface to monitor the vertical displacement with the goal of ensuring that there is no substantial heaving or settling of the ground. As a result, a large spatial-temporal data set is produced, but the sensors are often very sensitive, and spurious readings are commonly observed, resulting in both random and systematic outliers. In this work, we present a novel, fast spatial-temporal quality control procedure that is designed to remove these spurious readings prior to subsequent ground deformation monitoring. First, a robust kriging model is applied to the spatial ground deformations at each time point to remove systematic errors; next, an exponential moving average model is applied to the time series of ground deformations at each station to remove random outliers. A case study using ground deformation data when four subway tunnels are bored under a railyard in Queens, New York is used to illustrate the methodology. Methods used to construct outlier bounds are described, and the accuracy of our outlier detection approach is evaluated by calculating the percentages of outliers detected in an introduced artificial outlier set.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank former graduate student Joshua Browning, who provided some initial analysis. In addition, we are grateful to two anonymous reviewers for valuable comments and suggestions that have improved this article’s content and presentation. This work is supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. OSR-2015-CRG4-2582.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00224065.2018.1507598
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Quality Technology
dc.titleSpace-time outlier identification in a large ground deformation data set
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Quality Technology
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Statistical Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas;
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Underground Construction & Tunneling, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
dc.identifier.volume50
dc.identifier.issue4
dc.identifier.pages431-445
kaust.grant.numberOSR-2015-CRG4-2582.
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85058093916
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitCRG
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitOffice of Sponsored Research (OSR)


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