At the beginning of my computer science PhD, I wrote a literature review and found it to be a challenging project. I’d like to share some of my insights from planning the review, sifting and organizing the material, and the challenges of this process.
I’ve reached the end of my first year as a PhD student. This is a brief summary of my topic, progress, and future directions.
During my Master’s Thesis (pdf, blog entry), I experimented with quantifications of Recurrence Plots. One of my ideas, which seems promising but is still immature, is the Conditional Recurrence Time (CRT) plot. This article addresses people with experience in Recurrence Plots and Recurrence Quantification Analysis who are interested in a new approach to summarizing the information contained in Recurrence Plots, i.e. nonlinear system behavior.
During my Master’s Thesis (pdf, blog entry), I experimented with quantifications of Recurrence Plots. I found that different software for Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA) treats lines that extend beyond the borders of the Recurrence Matrix in different ways. I propose a minor improvement to RQA, which distinguishes lines of known and unknown length.
This article covers experiences from combining clustering algorithms with Recurrence Analysis. The results originate from my Master’s Thesis, which was supervised by Prof. Leser at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the German Research Centre for Geosciences and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. This might be interesting for physicists and people working with nonlinear phenomena and time series ensembles. If you are interested in ideas, data, or software, I’d be happy to pass them on. For a brief introduction on Recurrence Plots, scroll to the end of the page, or refer to the excellent collection of materials at http://www.recurrence-plot.tk/.
Bidirectional bindings are a useful means of keeping two values synchronized. When creating interactive visualizations, a property of a GUI element often depends on a model property and vice versa. This article shows how two properties of different types can be bound bidirectionally and what pitfalls to avoid.
When creating interactive programs, caching computational results can help to improve performance. In this short post I present a simple java pattern that helps to keep the code organized and correct.