Auroop R. Ganguly

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Commonly used dependence measures, such as linear correlation, cross-correlogram, or Kendall's tau , cannot capture the complete dependence structure in data unless the structure is restricted to linear, periodic, or monotonic. Mutual information (MI) has been frequently utilized for capturing the complete dependence structure including nonlinear(More)
Wide-area sensor infrastructures, remote sensors, RFIDs, and wireless sensor networks yield massive volumes of disparate, dynamic, and geographically distributed data. As such sensors are becoming ubiquitous, a set of broad requirements is beginning to emerge across high-priority applications including adaptability to climate change, electric grid(More)
The formation of secure transportation corridors, where cargoes and shipments from points of entry can be dispatched safely to highly sensitive and secure locations, is a high national priority. One of the key tasks of the program is the detection of anomalous cargo based on sensor readings in truck weigh stations. Due to the high variability,(More)
Generating credible climate change and extremes projections remains a high-priority challenge, especially since recent observed emissions are above the worst-case scenario. Bias and uncertainty analyses of ensemble simulations from a global earth systems model show increased warming and more intense heat waves combined with greater uncertainty and large(More)
[1] Analyses of climate model simulations and observations reveal that extreme cold events are likely to persist across each land‐continent even under 21st‐century warming scenarios. The grid‐based intensity, duration and frequency of cold extreme events are calculated annually through three indices: the coldest annual consecutive three‐day average of daily(More)
The analysis of climate data has relied heavily on hypothesis-driven statistical methods, while projections of future climate are based primarily on physics-based computational models. However, in recent years a wealth of new datasets has become available. Therefore, we take a more data-centric approach and propose a unified framework for studying climate,(More)
A systematic characterization of multivariate dependence at multiple spatio-temporal scales is critical to understanding climate system dynamics and improving predictive ability from models and data. However, dependence structures in climate are complex due to nonlinear dynamical generating processes, long-range spatial and long-memory temporal(More)
The design of statistical predictive models for climate data gives rise to some unique challenges due to the high dimensionality and spatio-temporal nature of the datasets, which dictate that models should exhibit parsimony in variable selection. Recently, a class of methods which promote structured sparsity in the model have been developed, which is(More)
We present a fast and statistically principled approach for land cover change detection. The approach is illustrated with a geographic application that involves analyzing remotely sensed data to detect changes in the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) in near real time. We use the Wal-Mart land cover change data set as a nontraditional way to(More)