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Activity Number: 23 - Recents Advances in Statistical Learning and Network Data Analysis
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, July 29, 2018 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science
Abstract #330170 Presentation
Title: Network Regression and Inference
Author(s): Peng Wang* and Xiaotong Shen
Companies: University of Cincinnati and University of Minnesota
Keywords: Graphical Model; Likelihood Ratio Test; Hign-dimensional Inference

Network regression links a network's structures to covariates of interest, modeling pairwise conditional dependencies of interacting units as a function of covariates. For instance, in gene network analysis of a certain lung cancer, the network structures may vary over clinical attributes differentiating four different subtypes of the cancer. Within the framework of Gaussian structure equation models, we infer a network's structures, de?ned by an undirected graph, in relation to covariates, through testing regression coefficients. To increase the power of hypothesis testing, we decorrelate the structure equation models, develop a combined constrained likelihood ratio test, combining independent marginal likelihoods and unregularizing hypothesized parameters whereas regularizing nuisance parameters through L0-constraints controlling the individual degree of sparseness. This is joint work with Xiaotong Shen.

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