Intelligent instance selection of data streams for smart sensor applications

Magdiel Galan, Huan Liu, Kari Torkkola

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6 Scopus citations


The purpose of our work is to mine streaming data from a variety of hundreds of automotive sensors in order to develop methods to minimize driver distraction from in-vehicle communications and entertainment systems such as audio/video devices, cellphones, PDAs, Fax, eMail, and other messaging devices. Our endeavor is to create a safer driving environment, by providing assistance in the form of warning, delaying, or re-routing, incoming signals if the assistance system detects that the driver is performing, or is about to perform, a critical maneuver, such as passing, changing lanes, making a turn, or during a sudden evasive maneuver. To accomplish this, our assistance system relies on maneuver detection by continuously evaluating various embedded vehicle sensors, such as speed, steering, acceleration, lane distance, and many others, combined into representing an instance of the "state" of the vehicle. One key issue is how to effectively and efficiently monitor many sensors with constant data streams. Data streams have their unique characteristics and may produce data that is not relevant or pertinent to a maneuver. We propose an adaptive sampling method that takes advantage of these unique characteristics and develop algorithms that attempt to select relevant and important instances to determine which sensors to monitor and how to provide quick and effective responses to this type of mission critical situations. This work can be extended to many similar sensor applications with data streams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsK.L. Priddy
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2005
EventIntelligent Computing: Theory and Applications III - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 28 2005Mar 29 2005


OtherIntelligent Computing: Theory and Applications III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Adaptive Sampling
  • Data Mining
  • Data Streams
  • Instance Selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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