Statistics and Risk Management - 4/3/2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 3:00 p.m.

Lecturer: Miguel Fonseca, CMA, FCT-UNL

Title: "Robust inference in mixed linear models"

Local: Sala de Seminários, Edifício VII
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Quinta da Torre, Caparica

Abstract: In this seminar robust techniques for parameter estimation in the linear mixed model will be introduced. Emphasis to variance component estimation will be given in the context of a particular linear mixed model commonly used in genetic association studies of quantitative traits. Also, a comparison study between the performance of both robust and classical inference methods will be presented and an application to a real data set will be shown.