First Advisor

Fu Li

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering




Wavelets (Mathematics), Pattern perception, Evoked potentials (Electrophysiology)



Physical Description

1 online resource (2, viii, 56 p.)


Wavelet transform provides an alternative to the classical Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT). In contrast to the STFT, which uses a single analysis window, the Wavelet Transform uses shorter windows at higher frequencies and longer windows at lower frequencies. For some particular wavelet functions, the local maxima of the wavelet transform correspond to the sharp variation points of the signal. As an application, wavelet transform is introduced to the character recognition. Local maximum of wavelet transform is used as a local feature to describe character boundary. The wavelet method performs well in the presence of noise. The maximum of wavelet transform is also an important feature for analyzing the properties of brain wave. In our study, we found the maximum of wavelet transform was related to the P300 latency. It provides an easy and efficient way to measure P300 latency.


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