MATH 6740

MATH 6740

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Focuses on the foundations of statistical inference, with an emphasis on asymptotic methods and the minimax optimality criterion. In the first part, the solution of the classical problem of justifying Fisher's information bound in regular statistical models will be presented. This solution will be obtained applying the concepts of contiguity, local asymptotic normality and asymptotic minimaxity. The second part will be devoted to nonparametric estimation, taking a Gaussian regression model as a paradigmatic example. Key topics are kernel estimation and local polynomial approximation, optimal rates of convergence at a point and in global norms, and adaptive estimation. Optional topics may include irregular statistical models, estimation of functionals and nonparametric hypothesis testing.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 6710 (measure theoretic probability) and STSCI 6730/MATH 6730, or permission of instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: STSCI 6740

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6172 MATH 6740   LEC 001

    • TR Malott Hall 206
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Nussbaum, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person