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Activity Number: 253 - Contributed Poster Presentations: Section on Statistical Computing
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 30, 2018 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Computing
Abstract #329643
Title: Statistical Techniques to Improve Random Projections and Other Similar Algorithms
Author(s): Keegan Kang* and Weipin Wong and Haikal Yeo
Companies: Singapore University Of Technology And Design and Singapore University Of Technology and Design and Independent
Keywords: dimension reduction; random projections; bayesian prior; control variates; maximum likelihood estimates

Random projections are used to approximately preserve distances in high dimensional space. A transformation involving random variables is applied to a dataset, mapping it to a smaller subspace. The original distance is then estimated via an unbiased estimator. We show how we can apply statistical techniques such as maximum likelihood estimates, control variates, and Bayesian priors to improve the accuracy of such estimates with negligible computational cost. We also show how our techniques can be generalized to similar algorithms as well.

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