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A multivariate clustering approach for infrastructure failure predictions


Luo, S and Chu, VW and Zhou, J and Chen, F and Wong, RK and Huang, W, A multivariate clustering approach for infrastructure failure predictions, Proceedings from the 2017 IEEE 6th International Congress on Big Data, 25-30 June 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 274-281. ISBN 9781538619964 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/BigDataCongress.2017.42


Infrastructure failures have severe consequences which often have a negative impact on the society and the economy. In this paper, we propose a machine learning model to assist in risk management to minimise the cost of infrastructure maintenance. Due to the vast volume and complexity of infrastructure datasets, such problem is often computationally expensive to compute. A Bayesian nonparametric approach has been selected for this problem, as it is highly scalable. We propose a two-stage approach to model failures, such as water pipe failures. The first stage uses an Infinite Gamma-Poisson Mixture Model to group water pipes with similar characteristics together based on the number of failures. The second stage uses the groups created in the first stage as an input to the Hierarchical Beta Process (HBP) to rank water pipes based on their probability of failure. The proposed method is applied to a metropolitan water supply network of a major city. The experiment results have shown that the proposed approach is able to adapt to the complexity of tge large multivariate dataset and there is a double-digit improvement from the grouping created by domain experts.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:hierarchical beta process, dirichlet process, infrastructure failure prediction, water pipe failure prediction, clustering, big data, parse data
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Modelling and simulation
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Luo, S (Mr Simon Luo)
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:124126
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2018-02-08
Last Modified:2018-06-18

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