Event

Sequential Estimation for Mixture of Regression Models in Dealing with Heterogeneous Population

  • Thu 2 Dec 21

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Online

    Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Hongsheng Dai

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    ED-3S

  • Event organiser

    Mathematical Sciences, Department of

  • Contact details

    Osama Mahmoud

These Departmental Seminars are for everyone in Maths. We encourage anyone interested in the subject in general, or in the particular subject of the seminar, to come along. It's a great opportunity to meet people in the Maths Department and join in with our community.

Sequential Estimation for Mixture of Regression Models in Dealing with Heterogeneous Population

Heterogeneity among patients commonly exists in clinical studies and leads to challenges in precision medicine research. It is widely accepted that there exist various subtypes in the population, and they are distinct from each other. Therefore, identifying the subtypes to apply the appropriate treatments is a vital step to precision medicine.

The mixture model is a classical statistical model to cluster the heterogeneous population into homogeneous subpopulations. However, for highly heterogeneous population with multiple components, its parameter estimation and clustering results may be ambiguous due to bad local maxima.

For subtyping purpose, we work on the finite mixture of regression models with concomitant variable to quantify the mixing probabilities and propose a novel statistical method to identify the components in the mixture sequentially.

Speaker

Hongsheng Dai, University of Essex

How to attend

If not a member of the Dept. Mathematical Science at the University of Essex, you can register your interest in attending the seminar and request the Zoom’s meeting password by emailing Dr Osama Mahmoud (o.mahmoud@essex.ac.uk)

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