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(2000)Motivated by consulting in infrastructure studies, we consider the estimation and inference for regression models where the response variable is bounded or censored. In these conditions, least squares methods are not ...
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(2006)The classical approaches to clustering are hierarchical and kmeans. They are popular in practice. However, they can not address the issue of determining the number of clusters within the data. In this dissertation, we ...
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(1991)Consider the model $y\sb{lj} = \mu\sb{l}(t\sb{j})$ + $\varepsilon\sb{lj}$, $l = 1,..,m$ and $j = 1,..,n,$ where $\varepsilon\sb{lj}$ are independent mean zero finite variance random variables. Under the above setting we ...
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(1990)Twostage Bayes procedures, also known as Bayes double sample procedures, for estimating the mean of exponential family distributions are given by Cohen and Sackrowitz (1984). In their study, they develop double sample ...
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(2004)The flexible forms of nonparametric IRT models make test equating more challenging. Though linear equating under parametric IRT models is obvious and appropriate, it might not be appropriate for nonparametric models. Two ...
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(20170630)Over the last two decades, we have witnessed a massive explosion of our data collection abilities and the birth of a "big data" age. This has led to an enormous interest in statistical inference of a new type of complex ...
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(1996)Statistical classification and calibration with highdimensional data are studied. We have proposed new classification and calibration procedures for highdimensional data and have established dimensional consistency for ...
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(2000)In the logistic item response theory models, the number of parameters tends to infinity together with the sample size. Thus, there has been a longstanding question of whether the joint maximum likelihood estimates for these ...
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(20120627)For my thesis, I have worked on two projects: modeling parasite dynamics (Chapter 2) and complementary dimensionality analysis (Chapter 3). In the first project, we study a longitudinal data of infection with the parasite ...
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(2009)Microarray is a high throughput technology to measure the gene expression. Analysis of microarray data brings many interesting and challenging problems. This thesis consists three studies related to microarray data. First, ...
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(1989)The theory of statistical breakdown is studied from two different angles. Firstly, the finite sample breakdown points of estimators are found to be inherently related to their tail performances. This connection provides ...
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(1990)Probability density functions are estimated by the method of maximum likelihood in sequences of regular exponential families. The approximation families of logdensities that we consider are polynomials, splines, and ...
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(20170714)The study of dependence for high dimensional data originates in many different areas of contemporary research. While a lot of existing work focuses on measuring the linear dependence and monotone dependence for fixed ...
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(1992)As computer experiments are widely used in engineering and various other fields of science and technology, stochastic modeling and statistical analysis have been introduced to handle their outputs. Since in certain computer ...
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(20160614)Largescale complex data have drawn great attention in recent years, which play an important role in information technology and biomedical research. In this thesis, we address three challenging issues: sufficient dimension ...
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(2009)Finally, a robust extension of the dimensionality tests is discussed, and a real example is used to demonstrate the merit of the robust alternative.
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(1997)The joint consistency of item and ability parameter estimation remains a challenging problem in IRT parametric modeling. Although many simulation studies have been conducted on the item and ability parameter estimates ...
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(20170710)Functional data arise frequently in numerous scientific fields with the development of modern technology. Accordingly, functional data analysis to extract information on curves or functions is an important area for ...
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(20120918)The state space model has been widely used in various fields including economics, finance, bioinformatics, oceanography, and tomography. The goal of the filtering problem is to find the posterior distribution of the hidden ...
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(1995)The ordinary least squares (OLS) method is known to be efficient for linear models when the errors are homogeneous with Gaussian distributions, but troublesome with heteroscedastic or nonGaussian errors. For the latter ...
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