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Recurrent Dynamical Projection for Time series-based Fraud detection

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TitleRecurrent Dynamical Projection for Time series-based Fraud detection
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2017
AuthorsAntonelo EA, State R
Conference NameInternational Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN)

A Reservoir Computing approach is used in this work for generating a rich nonlinear spatial feature from the dynamical projec- tion of a limited-size input time series. The final state of the Recurrent neural network (RNN) forms the feature subsequently used as input to a regressor or classifier (such as Random Forest or Least Squares). This proposed method is used for fraud detection in the energy distribution domain, namely, detection of non-technical loss (NTL) using a real-world dataset containing only the monthly energy consumption time series of (more than 300K) users. The heterogeneity of user profiles is dealt with a clustering approach, where the cluster id is also input to the classifier. Experimental results shows that the proposed recurrent feature genera- tor is able to extract relevant nonlinear transformations of the raw time series without a priori knowledge and perform as good as (and sometimes better than) baseline models with handcrafted features.