Behavior Analysis with Machine Learning and R
Behavior Analysis with Machine Learning and R
A Sensors and Data Driven Approach
About the Book
🏆 The book is the WINNER of the Eric Ziegel Award 2023 which recognizes the best book reviewed in the journal Technometrics!
This is the leanpub version of the book. The most recent version is available for free online at ttps://enriquegit.github.io/behavior-free/ and the print version can be ordered here! In terms of content, all versions are very similar. The online and print versions include minor amendments and an additional comic illustration in the last chapter.
This book aims to provide an introduction to machine learning and deep learning concepts and algorithms applied to a diverse set of behavior analysis problems.
The book covers topics and practical aspects within the entire data analysis pipeline—from data collection, visualization, preprocessing, and encoding to model training and evaluation. No prior knowledge in machine learning is assumed. The book covers How To:
- Build supervised machine learning models to predict indoor locations based on Wi-Fi signals, recognize physical activities from smartphone sensors and 3D skeleton data, detect hand gestures from accelerometer signals, and much more.
- Apply some of the most common techniques to explore, visualize, encode, and preprocess behavioral data.
- Use unsupervised learning algorithms to discover criminal behavioral patterns.
- Program your own ensemble learning methods and use multi-view stacking to fuse signals from heterogeneous data sources.
- Encode your data using different representations, such as feature vectors, time series, images, bags of words, graphs, and so on.
- Train deep learning models with Keras and TensorFlow, including neural networks to classify muscle activity from electromyography signals and convolutional neural networks to detect smiles in images.
- Evaluate the performance of your models in traditional and multi-user settings.
- Train anomaly detection models such as Isolation Forests and autoencoders to detect abnormal fish trajectories.
- And much more!
- Supplemental Material
- 1.1 What is Machine Learning?
- 1.2 Types of Machine Learning
- 1.3.1 Tables
- 1.3.2 Variable Types
- 1.3.3 Predictive Models
- 1.4 Data Analysis Pipeline
- 1.5 Evaluating Predictive Models
1.6 Simple Classification Example
- 1.6.1 K-fold Cross-Validation Example
- 1.7 Simple Regression Example
- 1.8 Underfitting and Overfitting
- 1.9 Bias and Variance
2. Predicting Behavior with Classification Models
2.1 k-nearest Neighbors
- 2.1.1 Indoor Location with Wi-Fi Signals
2.2 Performance Metrics
- 2.2.1 Confusion Matrix
2.3 Decision Trees
- 2.3.1 Activity Recognition with Smartphones
2.4 Naive Bayes
- 2.4.1 Activity Recognition with Naive Bayes
2.5 Dynamic Time Warping
- 2.5.1 Hand Gesture Recognition
2.6 Dummy Models
- 2.6.1 Most-frequent-class Classifier
- 2.6.2 Uniform Classifier
- 2.6.3 Frequecy-based Classifier
- 2.6.4 Other Dummy Classifiers
- 2.1 k-nearest Neighbors
3. Predicting Behavior with Ensemble Learning
- 3.1.1 Activity recognition with Bagging
- 3.2 Random Forest
- 3.3 Stacked Generalization
- 3.4 Multi-view Stacking for Home Tasks Recognition
- 3.1 Bagging
4. Exploring and Visualizing Behavioral Data
- 4.1 Talking with Field Experts
- 4.2 Summary Statistics
- 4.3 Class Distributions
- 4.4 User-Class Sparsity Matrix
- 4.5 Boxplots
4.6 Correlation Plots
- 4.6.1 Interactive Correlation Plots
- 4.7.1 Interactive Timeseries
- 4.8 Multidimensional Scaling (MDS)
- 4.9 Heatmaps
- 4.10 Automated EDA
5. Preprocessing Behavioral Data
5.1 Missing Values
- 5.1.1 Imputation
- 5.2 Smoothing
- 5.3 Normalization
5.4 Imbalanced Classes
- 5.4.1 Random Oversampling
- 5.4.2 SMOTE
- 5.5 Information Injection
- 5.6 One-hot Encoding
- 5.1 Missing Values
6. Discovering Behaviors with Unsupervised Learning
6.1 K-means Clustering
- 6.1.1 Grouping Student Responses
- 6.2 The Silhouette Index
6.3 Mining Association Rules
- 6.3.1 Finding Rules for Criminal Behavior
- 6.1 K-means Clustering
7. Encoding Behavioral Data
- 7.1 Feature Vectors
- 7.2 Timeseries
- 7.3 Transactions
- 7.4 Images
7.5 Recurrence Plots
- 7.5.1 Computing Recurence Plots
- 7.5.2 Recurrence Plots of Hand Gestures
- 7.6.1 BoW for Complex Activities
- 7.7.1 Complex Activities as Graphs
8. Predicting Behavior with Deep Learning
8.1 Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks
- 8.1.1 Sigmoid and ReLU Units
- 8.1.2 Assembling Units into Layers
- 8.1.3 Deep Neural Networks
- 8.1.4 Learning the Parameters
- 8.1.5 Parameter Learning Example in R
- 8.1.6 Stochastic Gradient Descent
8.2 Keras and TensorFlow with R
- 8.2.1 Keras Example
8.3 Classification with Neural Networks
- 8.3.1 Classification of Electromyography Signals
- 8.4.1 Early Stopping
- 8.4.2 Dropout
- 8.5 Fine-Tuning a Neural Network
8.6 Convolutional Neural Networks
- 8.6.1 Convolutions
- 8.6.2 Pooling Operations
8.7 CNNs with Keras
- 8.7.1 Example 1
- 8.7.2 Example 2
- 8.8 Smiles Detection with a CNN
- 8.1 Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks
9. Multi-User Validation
9.1 Mixed Models
- 9.1.1 Skeleton Action Recognition with Mixed Models
- 9.2 User-Independent Models
- 9.3 User-Dependent Models
9.4 User-Adaptive Models
- 9.4.1 Transfer Learning
- 9.4.2 A User-Adaptive Model for Activity Recognition
- 9.1 Mixed Models
10. Detecting Abnormal Behaviors
- 10.1 Isolation Forests
10.2 Detecting Abnormal Fish Behaviors
- 10.2.1 Explore and Visualize Trajectories
- 10.2.2 Preprocessing and Feature Extraction
- 10.2.3 Training the Model
- 10.2.4 ROC curve and AUC
- 10.3.1 Autoencoders for Anomaly Detection
- Appendix A: Setup your Environment
- Appendix B: Datasets
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