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【学术报告】2018年3月19日上午周洁副教授来我院举办学术讲座

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报告人:周洁 (副教授,首都师范大学)

报告题目:Continuous Time Hidden Markov Model for Longitudinal Data

报告摘要Hidden Markov models (HMMs) describe the relationship between two stochastic processes, namely, an observed outcome process and an unobservable finite-state transition process. Given their ability to model dynamic heterogeneity, HMMs are extensively used to analyze heterogeneous longitudinal data. A majority of early developments in HMMs assume that observation times are discrete and regular. This assumption is often unrealistic in substantive research settings where subjects are intermittently seen and the observation times are continuous or not predetermined. However, available works in this direction are few and restricted only to certain special cases. In this article, we consider a general continuous-time HMM with an unknown number of hidden states. The proposed model is highly flexible, thereby enabling it to accommodate different types of longitudinal data that are regularly, irregularly, or continuously collected. We develop a maximum likelihood approach along with an efficient computer algorithm for parameter estimation. We propose a new penalized procedure to select the number of hidden states. The asymptotic properties of the parameter estimators are established. Various satisfactory features, including the finite sample performance of the proposed methodology, are demonstrated through simulation studies. The application of the proposed model to a dataset of bladder tumors is presented.

报告时间:2018年3月19日(星期一)上午9:00- 10:00.

报告地点:科技楼南楼602