Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Jeff Knisley

Committee Members

Anant Godbole, Michele Joyner, Nicole Lewis


The evolution of big data has led to financial time series becoming increasingly complex, noisy, non-stationary and nonlinear. Takens theorem can be used to analyze and forecast nonlinear time series, but even small amounts of noise can hopelessly corrupt a Takens approach. In contrast, Singular Spectrum Analysis is an excellent tool for both forecasting and noise reduction. Fortunately, it is possible to combine the Takens approach with Singular Spectrum analysis (SSA), and in fact, estimation of key parameters in Takens theorem is performed with Singular Spectrum Analysis. In this thesis, we combine the denoising abilities of SSA with the Takens theorem approach to make the manifold reconstruction outcomes of Takens theorem less sensitive to noise. In particular, in the course of performing the SSA on a noisy time series, we branch of into a Takens theorem approach. We apply this approach to a variety of noisy time series.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access


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