SMS scnews item created by Andrew Mathas at Wed 24 Oct 2012 0926
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 2 Nov 2012
Calendar1: 2 Nov 2012 1100-1200
CalLoc1: AGR Carslaw 829
CalTitle1: AGR Seminar
Auth: mathas@pmathas.pc (assumed)

AGR Seminar

Confidence bands in errors-in-variables nonparametric regression

Dr Farshid Jamshidi

Date & Time Friday 2 November, 11.00 AM (EDT)

Host Venue La Trobe University

Abstract
Errors-in-variables regression is important in many areas of science and social science, for example in economics where it is often a feature of hedonic models, in environmental science where air quality indices are measured with error, in biology where the vegetative mass of plants is frequently obscured by mismeasurement, and in nutrition where reported fat intake is typically subject to substantial error. To date, in non-parametric contexts, the great majority of work has focused on methods for estimating the mean as a function, with relatively little attention being paid to techniques for empirical assessment of the accuracy of the estimators. In this talk methodologies developed for constructing confidence bands in this setting is being discussed. The major attention of this talk focuses on techniques for tuning parameter choice aimed at minimising the coverage error of confidence bands.

Seminar Convenor Dr Andriy Olenko

If you are interested in attending this seminar in our access grid room then please check to see if the grid is already booked at this time and let Robert Pearson know that you would like to attend.


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