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Modern Directional Statistics

Author : Christophe Ley
ISBN : 9781351645782
Genre : Computers
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Modern Directional Statistics collects important advances in methodology and theory for directional statistics over the last two decades. It provides a detailed overview and analysis of recent results that can help both researchers and practitioners. Knowledge of multivariate statistics eases the reading but is not mandatory. The field of directional statistics has received a lot of attention over the past two decades, due to new demands from domains such as life sciences or machine learning, to the availability of massive data sets requiring adapted statistical techniques, and to technological advances. This book covers important progresses in distribution theory,high-dimensional statistics, kernel density estimation, efficient inference on directional supports, and computational and graphical methods. Christophe Ley is professor of mathematical statistics at Ghent University. His research interests include semi-parametrically efficient inference, flexible modeling, directional statistics and the study of asymptotic approximations via Stein’s Method. His achievements include the Marie-Jeanne Laurent-Duhamel prize of the Société Française de Statistique and an elected membership at the International Statistical Institute. He is associate editor for the journals Computational Statistics & Data Analysis and Econometrics and Statistics. Thomas Verdebout is professor of mathematical statistics at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). His main research interests are semi-parametric statistics, high- dimensional statistics, directional statistics and rank-based procedures. He has won an annual prize of the Belgian Academy of Sciences and is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He is associate editor for the journals Statistics and Probability Letters and Journal of Multivariate Analysis.

Modern Interdisciplinary University Statistics Education

Author : Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics
ISBN : 9780309586382
Genre : Education
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This book examines how the discipline of statistics should respond to the changing environment in which statisticians work. What does the academic, industry, and government customer need? How can the content of courses and of the overall statistics educational experience be arranged to address the customer's needs? Interdisciplinary needs are described, and successful university programs in interdisciplinary statistics are detailed.


Author : Gutti Jogesh Babu
ISBN : 0412983915
Genre : Mathematics
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Modern astronomers encounter a vast range of challenging statistical problems, yet few are familiar with the wealth of techniques developed by statisticians. Conversely, few statisticians deal with the compelling problems confronted in astronomy. Astrostatistics bridges this gap. Authored by a statistician-astronomer team, it provides professionals and advanced students in both fields with exposure to issues of mutual interest. In the first half of the book the authors introduce statisticians to stellar, galactic, and cosmological astronomy and discuss the complex character of astronomical data. For astronomers, they introduce the statistical principles of nonparametrics, multivariate analysis, time series analysis, density estimation, and resampling methods. The second half of the book is organized by statistical topic. Each chapter contains examples of problems encountered astronomical research and highlights methodological issues. The final chapter explores some controversial issues in astronomy that have a strong statistical component. The authors provide an extensive bibliography and references to software for implementing statistical methods. The "marriage" of astronomy and statistics is a natural one and benefits both disciplines. Astronomers need the tools and methods of statistics to interpret the vast amount of data they generate, and the issues related to astronomical data pose intriguing challenges for statisticians. Astrostatistics paves the way to improved statistical analysis of astronomical data and provides a common ground for future collaboration between the two fields.

Directional Statistics

Author : Kanti V. Mardia
ISBN : 9780470317815
Genre : Mathematics
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Presents new and up-dated material on both the underlying theory and the practical methodology of directional statistics, helping the reader to utilise and develop the techniques appropriate to their work. The book is divided into three parts. The first part concentrates on statistics on the circle. Topics covered include tests of uniformity, tests of good-of-fit, inference on von Mises distributions and non-parametric methods. The second part considers statistics on spheres of arbitrary dimension, and includes a detailed account of inference on the main distributions on spheres. Recent material on correlation, regression time series, robust techniques, bootstrap methods, density estimation and curve fitting is presented. The third part considers statistics on more general sample spaces, in particular rotation groups, Stiefel manifolds, Grassmann manifolds and complex projective spaces. Shape analysis is considered from the perspective of directional statistics. Written by leading authors in the field, this text will be invaluable not only to researchers in probability and statistics interested in the latest developments in directional statistics, but also to practitioners and researchers in many scientific fields, including astronomy, biology, computer vision, earth sciences and image analysis.

Statistical Paradigms

Author : Ashis SenGupta
ISBN : 9789814644112
Genre : Mathematics
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This volume consists of a collection of research articles on classical and emerging Statistical Paradigms — parametric, non-parametric and semi-parametric, frequentist and Bayesian — encompassing both theoretical advances and emerging applications in a variety of scientific disciplines. For advances in theory, the topics include: Bayesian Inference, Directional Data Analysis, Distribution Theory, Econometrics and Multiple Testing Procedures. The areas in emerging applications include: Bioinformatics, Factorial Experiments and Linear Models, Hotspot Geoinformatics and Reliability. Contents:Reviews:Weak Paradoxes and Paradigms (Jayanta K Ghosh)Nonparametrics in Modern Interdisciplinary Research: Some Perspectives and Prospectives (Pranab K Sen)Parametric:Bounds on Distributions Involving Partial, Marginal and Conditional Information: The Consequences of Incomplete Prior Specification (Barry C Arnold)Stepdown Procedures Controlling a Generalized False Discovery Rate (Wenge Guo and Sanat K Sarkar)On Confidence Intervals for Expected Response in 2n Factorial Experiments with Exponentially Distributed Response Variables (H V Kulkarni and S C Patil)Predictive Influence of Variables in a Linear Regression Model when the Moment Matrix is Singular (Md Nurul Haque Mollah and S K Bhattacharjee)New Wrapped Distributions — Goodness of Fit (A V Dattatreya Rao, I Ramabhadra Sarma and S V S Girija)Semi-Parametric:Non-Stationary Samples and Meta-Distribution (Dominique Guégan)MDL Model Selection Criterion for Mixed Models with an Application to Spline Smoothing (Antti Liski and Erkki P Liski)Digital Governance and Hotspot Geoinformatics with Continuous Fractional Response (G P Patil, S W Joshi and R E Koli)Bayesian Curve Registration of Functional Data (Z Zhong, A Majumdar and R L Eubank)Non-Parametric & Probability:Nonparametric Estimation in a One-Way Error Component Model: A Monte Carlo Analysis (Daniel J Henderson and Aman Ullah)GERT Analysis of Consecutive-k Systems: An Overview (Kanwar Sen, Manju Agarwal and Pooja Mohan)Moment Bounds for Strong-Mixing Processes with Applications (Ratan Dasgupta) Readership: Researchers, professionals and advanced students working on Bayesian and frequentist approaches to statistical modeling and on interfaces for both theory and applications. Key Features:A scholarly and motivating review of non-parametric methods by P K Sen, winner of the Wilks Medal in 2010Discussion of paradoxes of the frequentist and Bayesian paradigms, related counterexamples, and their implicationsStands out in terms of the width and depthKeywords:Bayesian Inference;Design of Experiments;Econometrics;Hotspot Geoinformatics;Linear Models and Regression Analysis;Multiple Testing Procedures;Probability Distributions for Linear and Directional Data;Reliability

Iscs 2014 Interdisciplinary Symposium On Complex Systems

Author : Ali Sanayei
ISBN : 9783319107592
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The book you hold in your hands is the outcome of the “2014 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems” held in the historical city of Florence. The book consists of 37 chapters from 4 areas of Physical Modeling of Complex Systems, Evolutionary Computations, Complex Biological Systems and Complex Networks. All 4 parts contain contributions that give interesting point of view on complexity in different areas in science and technology. The book starts with a comprehensive overview and classification of complexity problems entitled Physics in the world of ideas: Complexity as Energy” , followed by chapters about complexity measures and physical principles, its observation, modeling and its applications, to solving various problems including real-life applications. Further chapters contain recent research about evolution, randomness and complexity, as well as complexity in biological systems and complex networks. All selected papers represent innovative ideas, philosophical overviews and state-of-the-art discussions on aspects of complexity. The book will be useful as an instructional material for senior undergraduate and entry-level graduate students in computer science, physics, applied mathematics and engineering-type work in the area of complexity. The book will also be valuable as a resource of knowledge for practitioners who want to apply complexity to solve real-life problems in their own challenging applications.

Bayesian Methods In Structural Bioinformatics

Author : Thomas Hamelryck
ISBN : 9783642272257
Genre : Medical
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This book is an edited volume, the goal of which is to provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in statistical methods applied to problems in structural bioinformatics (and in particular protein structure prediction, simulation, experimental structure determination and analysis). It focuses on statistical methods that have a clear interpretation in the framework of statistical physics, rather than ad hoc, black box methods based on neural networks or support vector machines. In addition, the emphasis is on methods that deal with biomolecular structure in atomic detail. The book is highly accessible, and only assumes background knowledge on protein structure, with a minimum of mathematical knowledge. Therefore, the book includes introductory chapters that contain a solid introduction to key topics such as Bayesian statistics and concepts in machine learning and statistical physics.

Geometry Driven Statistics

Author : Ian L. Dryden
ISBN : 9781118866610
Genre : Mathematics
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A timely collection of advanced, original material in the area of statistical methodology motivated by geometric problems, dedicated to the influential work of Kanti V. Mardia This volume celebrates Kanti V. Mardia's long and influential career in statistics. A common theme unifying much of Mardia’s work is the importance of geometry in statistics, and to highlight the areas emphasized in his research this book brings together 16 contributions from high-profile researchers in the field. Geometry Driven Statistics covers a wide range of application areas including directional data, shape analysis, spatial data, climate science, fingerprints, image analysis, computer vision and bioinformatics. The book will appeal to statisticians and others with an interest in data motivated by geometric considerations. Summarizing the state of the art, examining some new developments and presenting a vision for the future, Geometry Driven Statistics will enable the reader to broaden knowledge of important research areas in statistics and gain a new appreciation of the work and influence of Kanti V. Mardia.

Parametric Statistical Change Point Analysis

Author : Jie Chen
ISBN : 9780817648015
Genre : Mathematics
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This revised and expanded second edition is an in-depth study of the change point problem from a general point of view, as well as a further examination of change point analysis of the most commonly used statistical models. Change point problems are encountered in such disciplines as economics, finance, medicine, psychology, signal processing, and geology, to mention only several. More recently, change point analysis has been found in extensive applications related to analyzing biomedical imaging data and gene expression data. Extensive examples throughout the text emphasize key concepts and different methodologies used. New examples of change point analysis in modern molecular biology and other fields such as finance and air traffic control have been added to this second edition.

Statistical Analysis Of Circular Data

Author : N. I. Fisher
ISBN : 0521568900
Genre : Mathematics
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This book provides a unified and up-to-date account of techniques for handling circular data, and will interest all who perform data analyses.

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