School Seminars and Colloquia

Estimators for Small Samples

9th general colloquium of 2006

by Professor Stephan Morgenthaler

Institution: Mathematics Department, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland
Date: Wed 2nd August 2006
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: In problems where measurements are expensive, statisticians are often asked to analyze small sets of one, two or three data points. In this talk I will review the Pitman estimator, which is in some sense the best possible choice. In order to obtain practical estimators, however,
generalizations are needed. The Pitman estimator is best in a narrow sense, assuming a precise model. In the second part of the talk I will discuss how to construct estimates that are best in a broader sense.

For More Information: Ole Warnaar tel. 8344 5214 or Paul Pearce tel. 8344 4470

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