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Activity Number: 526 - Bayesian Clustering and Variable Selection
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Bayesian Statistical Science
Abstract #329885 Presentation
Title: Bayesian Variable Selection Using Spike and Slab Prior with Application to High-Dimensional EEG Data by Local Modeling
Author(s): Shariq Mohammed* and Dipak Kumar Dey and Yuping Zhang
Companies: University of Connecticut and University of Connecticut and University of Connecticut
Keywords: local Bayesian modeling; multi-subject neuroimaging; spike and slab prior; scale mixture of normal link; parallel computing; tensor data

Due to the immense technological advances, very often we encounter data in high-dimensions. Any set of measurements taken at multiple time points for multiple subjects leads to data of more than two dimensions (matrix of covariates for each subject). In this paper, we present a Bayesian method for binary classification of subject-level responses by building binary regression models using latent variables along with the well known spike and slab priors. We also study the scaled normal priors on the parameters, as they cover a large family of distributions. Due to the computational complexity, we build many local (at different time points) models and make predictions using the temporal structure between the local models. We do variable selection for each of these local models. If the variables are locations, then the variable selection can be interpreted as spatial clustering. We show the results of a simulation study and also present the performance of these models on multi-subject neuroimaging (EEG) data to study the effects on the functional states of frontal cortex and parietal lobe for chronic exposure of alcohol.

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