Mathematics Colloquium

Thursday, February 1

Time: 3:35 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Location: Science Center Room 323

Tags:  Colloquia, Mathematics, Sciences

Cost:  Free

Speaker: Ying-Ju Tessa Chen, University of Dayton

Title: Jackknife Empirical Likelihood Method for the Comparison of Mean Residual Life Functions

Abstract: Mean Residual Life (MRL) function is an important function in survival analysis which describes the expected remaining life given survival to a certain age. In this talk, I will talk about a non-parametric approach based on jackknife empirical likelihood through a U-statistic to test the equality of two mean residual functions. The asymptotic distribution of the test statistic will be introduced and simulations are conducted to illustrate the performance of the proposed test under different distributional assumptions and compare with some existing method. The proposed method is then applied to two real data sets

Refreshments are available at 3:00 PM in SC 313F.

The department colloquia are held every Thursday (excluding holidays) at 3:35 pm in room SC 323 unless otherwise noted. All are invited to attend. 

Contact Information:

Name:  Paul Eloe