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STOR Colloquium: Tailen Hsing, UMich

November 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tailen Hsing
Department of Statistics

University of Michigan

 

Modeling and inference of local stationarity

 

Stationarity is a common assumption in spatial statistics. The justification is often that stationarity is a reasonable approximation to the true state of dependence if we focus on spatial data locally. In this talk, we first review various known approaches for modeling nonstationary spatial data. We then examine the notion of local stationarity in more detail. To illustrate, we focus on the multi-fractional Brownian motion, for which a thorough analysis could be conducted assuming data are observed on a regular grid. A theoretical lower bound for the minimax risk of this inference problem is established for a wide class of smooth Hurst functions. We also propose a new nonparametric estimator and show that it is rate optimal. Implementation issues of the estimator including how to overcome the presence of a nuisance parameter and choose the tuning parameter from data will be considered. Finally, extensions to more general settings that relate to Matheron’s intrinsic random functions will be briefly discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refreshments will be served at 3:00pm in the 3rd floor lounge of Hanes Hall

 

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Date:
November 19, 2018
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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120 Hanes Hall
Hanes Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States