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Neural-Inspired Anomaly Detection

Verzi, Stephen J.; Vineyard, Craig M.; Aimone, James B.

Anomaly detection is an important problem in various fields of complex systems research including image processing, data analysis, physical security and cybersecurity. In image processing, it is used for removing noise while preserving image quality, and in data analysis, physical security and cybersecurity, it is used to find interesting data points, objects or events in a vast sea of information. Anomaly detection will continue to be an important problem in domains intersecting with “Big Data”. In this paper we provide a novel algorithm for anomaly detection that uses phase-coded spiking neurons as basic computational elements.