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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Statistics


Linglong Kong Colloquium

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 2:45pm

Statistics Department Colloquium

Where: Close-Hipp Building, Room 364

Speaker: Linglong Kong

Affiliation: University of Alberta, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Title:  Partial Functional Linear Quantile Regression for Neuroimaging Data Analysis

Abstract:  We propose a prediction procedure for the functional linear quantile regression model by using partial quantile covariance techniques and develop a simple partial quantile regression (SIMPQR) algorithm to efficiently extract partial quantile regression (PQR) basis for estimating functional coefficients. We further extend our partial quantile covariance techniques to functional composite quantile regression (CQR) defining partial composite quantile covariance. There are three major contributions. (1) We define partial quantile covariance between two scalar variables through linear quantile regression. We compute PQR basis by sequentially maximizing the partial quantile covariance between the response and projections of functional covariates. (2) In order to efficiently extract PQR basis, we develop a SIMPQR algorithm analogous to simple partial least squares (SIMPLS). (3) Under the homoscedasticity assumption, we extend our techniques to partial composite quantile covariance and use it to find the partial composite quantile regression (PCQR) basis. The SIMPQR algorithm is then modified to obtain the SIMPCQR algorithm. Two simulation studies show the superiority of our proposed methods. Two real data from ADHD-200 sample and ADNI are analyzed using our proposed methods. Joint work with Ivan Mizera and Dengdeng Yu.