Time Series Analysis for Researchers

Time Series Analysis for Researchers

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The event

This is a fully-funded, hands-on workshop introducing time series analysis for researchers, that is, the study of data that has ‘time order’. Lead by Dr Manuel Herrera from the University of Cambridge, this workshop will introduce the topic while demonstrating fundamental techniques that powers rigorous analyses for both quantitative and qualitative datasets in an accessible way, so that you can become familiar with the core concepts and key terminology.

Please note that this event is for PhD students currently enrolled in GW4 partner universities (Cardiff University, University of Bath, University of Bristol, and University of Exeter).


40 fully funded places are available, 10 allocated to each GW4 university partner. Lunch and refreshments are included and reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed. Overnight accommodation will be provided for students travelling from the Exeter Cornwall campus.

Prerequisites and preliminary program

We welcome applications across a broad range of research areas. During the workshop we will use Python and Jupyter notebooks (no need to bring your own laptop). No prior knowledge of the topic is required, but you will be expected to write commands to do calculations.

The preliminary program is:

  • 10:00-10:15: Welcome

  • 10:15-11:00: Introduction to Time Series Analysis

  • 11:00-12:00: Practical session: Time Series Analysis in Python (pandas library)

  • 12:00-12:15: Coffee break

  • 12:15-12:45: The Symbolic Aggregate Approximation (SAX)

  • 12:45-13:30: Practical session: SAX in Python

  • 13:30-14:30: Lunch time

  • 14:30-15:30: Matrix Profile, the natural evolution of SAX

  • 15:30-15:45: Coffee break

  • 15:45-17:00: Practical session: Matrix Profile in Python

  • 17:00-17:30: Q&A about time series in your own projects and other case-studies

  • 17:30-18:00: Summary and wrap-up of the workshop


Image credit: Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash

20 May 2019 at 10:00am
until 20 May 2019 at 6:00pm
University of Bath
5E 1.13 CADLab
Claverton Down

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