New hybrid ensemble method for anomaly detection in data science

Amina Mohamed Elmahalwy, Hayam M. Mousa, Khalid M. Amin


Anomaly detection is a significant research area in data science. Anomaly detection is used to find unusual points or uncommon events in data streams. It is gaining popularity not only in the business world but also in different of other fields, such as cyber security, fraud detection for financial systems, and healthcare. Detecting anomalies could be useful to find new knowledge in the data. This study aims to build an effective model to protect the data from these anomalies. We propose a new hyper ensemble machine learning method that combines the predictions from two methodologies the outcomes of isolation forest-k-means and random forest using a voting majority. Several available datasets, including KDD Cup-99, Credit Card, Wisconsin Prognosis Breast Cancer (WPBC), Forest Cover, and Pima, were used to evaluate the proposed method. The experimental results exhibit that our proposed model gives the highest realization in terms of receiver operating characteristic performance, accuracy, precision, and recall. Our approach is more efficient in detecting anomalies than other approaches. The highest accuracy rate achieved is 99.9%, compared to accuracy without a voting method, which achieves 97%.


isolation forest; isolation forest-k-means; ensemble learning; vote method;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578