Seminar on Probability and Statistics

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Organizer(s) Nakahiro Yoshida, Teppei Ogihara, Yuta Koike


14:30-16:00   Room # (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Anirvan Chakraborty ( IISER Kolkata, India)
Statistics for Functional Data
[ Abstract ]
Asia-Pacific Seminar in Probability and Statistics (APSPS)

With the advancement in technology, statisticians often have to analyze data which are curves or functions observed over a domain. Data of this type is usually called functional data and is very common these days in various fields of science. Statistical modelling of this type of data is usually done by viewing the data as a random sample from a probability distribution on some infinite dimensional function space. This formulation, however, implies that one has to delve into the mathematical rigour and complexity of dealing with infinite dimensional objects and probability distributions in function spaces. As such, standard multivariate statistical methods are far from useful in analyzing such data. We will discuss some statistical techniques for analyzing functional data as well as outline some of the unique challenges faced and also discuss some interesting open problems in this frontline research area.
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