Iftikhar U. Sikder

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This paper presents a machine learning approach to characterizing premonitory factors of earthquake. The characteristic asymmetric distribution of seismic events and sampling limitations make it difficult to apply the conventional statistical predictive techniques. The paper shows that inductive machine learning techniques such as rough set theory and(More)
Management of invasive species depends on developing prevention and control strategies through comprehensive risk assessment frameworks that need a thorough analysis of exposure to invasive species. However, accurate exposure analysis of invasive species can be a daunting task because of the inherent uncertainty in invasion processes. Risk assessment of(More)
Evolutionary algorithms (EA) are gaining popularity due to their success in solving optimization problems. New methods are being introduced continuously in the literature. One such technique, biogeography-based optimization (BBO) is proving itself as an effective algorithm for real-world problems with large number of variables. Previous work shows that(More)
The characterisation of uncertainty and the management of Quality of Service are important issues in mobile communications. In a Wireless Sensor Network, there is a high probability of redundancy, correlation and noise in the sensor features since data is often collected from a large array of densely deployed neighbouring sensors. This article proposes a(More)
Ontology-based disease classification offers a way to rigorously assign disease types and to reuse diagnostic knowledge. However, ontology itself is not sufficient for fully representing the complex knowledge needed in classification schemes which are continuously evolving. This article describes the application of SWRL/OWL-DL to the representation of(More)
Spatial epidemiological approach to healthcare studies provides significant insight in evaluating health intervention and decision making. This article illustrates a space-time cluster analysis using Kulldorff’s Scan Statistics (1999), local indicators of spatial autocorrelation, and local Gstatistics involving routine clinical service data as part of a(More)