Meeting Calendar

*This Week*
4/3/2015  Friday 1:30pm - 2:50pm, Geno Café (E3607)

Title: Estimation and inference with semiparametric models

Speaker: Zhezhen Jin, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University

Abstract: It is challenging to obtain variance estimates if estimating functions are nonregular, such as non-smooth and non-monotone, in particular for censored data. We develop self-induced objective functions and Monte Carlo smoothing method for the estimation and inference for semiparametric models. The approach does not require any explicit form, not even the estimating function itself. We present general convergence theory and demonstrate the methods with examples.


Upcoming Sessions

4/24/2015  "A Framework for Quantifying Risk Stratification from Diagnostic Tests"
Hormuzd A. Katki, National Cancer Institute, NIH

5/8/2015 Gary Chan, University of Washington

5/15/2015 TBA

5/29/2015  Rahul Biswas, Indian Statistical Institute