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Activity Number: 636
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: SSC
Abstract - #303732
Title: Perspectives on Machine Bias Versus Human Bias: Generalized Linear Models
Author(s): Ejaz Ahmed*+
Companies: University of Windsor
Address: , , ,
Keywords: High Dimensional data ; Absolute Penalty Estimation ; Shrinkage Estimation ; Pretest Estimation ; Asymptotic Bias and Risk ; Monte Carlo Simulation

In this talk, I consider a mosaic of estimation strategies in generalized linear models when there are many potential predictor variables and some of them may not have influence on the response of interest. In the context of two competing models where one model includes all predictors and the other restricts variable coefficients to a candidate linear subspace. We investigate the relative performances of absolute penalty estimator (APE), shrinkage in the direction of the subspace, and candidate subspace restricted type estimators. We develop large sample theory for the shrinkage estimators including derivation of asymptotic bias and mean-squared error. The asymptotic and a Monte Carlo simulation study show that the shrinkage estimator overall performs best and in particular performs better than the APE when the dimension of the restricted parameter space is large. The estimation strategies considered in this talk are also applied on a real life data set for illustrative purpose.

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