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Aurore Delaigle, Melbourne Print
Friday, 01 April 2011, 15:15 - 16:15

Prediction in measurement error models

Aurore Delaigle, Melbourne University

Abstract: Predicting Y from a future X based on data (X_i,Y_i) is a fundamental inference problem. When X is observed accurately, the problem is that of standard regression estimation of E(Y|X). When the data X_i and future X are measured with error, prediction is sometimes less standard. With W denoting the future X measurement, prediction of Y requires estimation of E(Y|W). This is complicated when measurements are made under different conditions, so that errors in X_i and X are not identically distributed. We study this problem nonparametrically showing that convergence rates of estimators of E(Y|W) can vary from root-n to much slower nonparametric rates. We develop highly-adaptive, data-driven methods that perform well as illustrated by an interesting application in nutritional epidemiology.

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