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Non-Linear Time Series Analysis

FMS110, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-27

General Information

Elective for: D5, F5, F5-ssr, F5-bm, Pi5
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course builds on the acknowledgement that a large part of the technical and non-technical systems one encounters as a Master of Engineering contains non-linearities or non-stationary events, that reflects fundamental properties in the studied system. When describing such a system and then using the description for, e.g. prediction or adjustment, it is therefore necessary that the model also describes the non-linear and non-stationary parts of the system. Hence, the course aim is to give fundamental knowledge in modelling of non-linear and non-stationary dynamic, stochastic systems, as well as in the use of stochastic differential equations for modelling physical systems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Different types of non-linear time series models. Non-parametric estimates of non-linearities, i.a. using kernel estimates. Identification of model structure using parametric and non-parametric methods, parameter estimation. State models for non-linear systems, filtering. Prediction in non-linear systems. Modelling using non-linear stochastic differential equations. Recursive methods for parameter estimation in non-stationary time series. Design of experiments for identification of dynamic systems.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written and oral project presentation and compulsory presence at the computer exercises. The course grade is based on the project grade. The project can be presented at one of two presentation seminars.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: FMS051 Time Series Analysis.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.
The course overlaps following course/s: MAS222, MASM12

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Contact and other information

Director of studies: Studierektor Anna Lindgren,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is given jointly by Mathematical statistics, LTH and Informatik og Matematisk Modellering at Denmark Technical University in Lyngby. Lectures are given alternatively in Lyngby and Lund, computer exercises in Lund. The course is also given at the faculty of science with the code MASM12.