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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Stats4Grads: Local Polynomial Regression in Higher Dimensions

Presented by James Taylor, Durham University

11 November 2009 14:15 in CM221

Smoothing, and more particularly local polynomial regression, has been widely criticized and ignored in the literature when taken to the multivariate setting. The so-called 'curse of dimensionality' has widely contributed to this, as has the fact that the crucial task of bandwidth selection becomes a lot more difficult in higher dimensions. I have been looking at possible solutions to these problems with the hope that this potentially very useful method of prediction will not be ignored entirely. This talk summarises the work I have done over the last year on this topic, as well as covering a couple of other related areas.

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