Anomaly detection in mobile communication networks

Authors: 
Alec Pawling, Nitesh V. Chawla, Greg Madey
Citation: 
Pawling, Alec, Nitesh V. Chawla, and Greg Madey. "Anomaly detection in a mobile communication network." Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 13.4 (2007): 407-422.
Publication Date: 
December, 2007

Mobile communication networks produce massive amounts of data which may be useful in identifying the location of an emergency situation and the area it affects. We propose a one pass clustering algorithm for quickly identifying anomalous data points. We evaluate this algorithm’s ability to detect outliers in a data set and describe how such an algorithm may be used as a component of an emergency response management system.