Instantaneous Frequencies and Trends for Nonstationary Nonlinear Data
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
As scientific research getting increasingly sophistic, the inadequacy of the traditional data analysis methods is becoming glaringly obvious. The only alternative is to break away from these limitations; we should let data speak for themselves so that the results could reveal the full range of consequence of nonlinearity and nonstationarity. To do so, we need new paradigm of data analysis methodology without a priori basis to fully accommodating the variations of the underlying driving mechanisms. That is an adaptive data analysis method, which will be introduced in this talk. The emphases will be on the Empirical Mode Decomposition method and its applications in determining the trend, instantaneous frequency and the implications on quantifying the degree of nonstationary and nonlinearity.