Statistics Seminar Speaker Will Fithian, 2/2/15

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Monday Feb 02 2015

Statistics Seminar Speaker Will Fithian, 2/2/15

4:15pm @ G01 Biotechnology

The Statistics Seminar speaker for Feb., 2, 2015 will be Will Fithian, from Stanford University.

Title:  Optimal Inference after Model Selection

Abstract:  To perform inference after model selection, we propose controlling the selective type I error; i.e., the error rate of a test given that it was performed. By doing so, we recover long-run frequency properties among selected hypotheses analogous to those that apply in the classical (non-adaptive) context. Our proposal is closely related to data splitting and has a similar intuitive justification, but is more powerful. Exploiting the classical theory of Lehmann and Scheffe (1955), we derive most powerful unbiased selective tests and confidence intervals for inference in exponential family models after arbitrary selection procedures. For linear regression, we derive new selective z-tests that generalize recent proposals for inference after model selection and improve on their power, and new selective t-tests that do not require knowledge of the error variance.

Based on joint work with Dennis Sun and Jonathan Taylor.

Refreshments will be served after the seminar in 1181 Comstock Hall.