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Oct
28
2022

Statistics and Data Science Seminar Series: Ultrahigh Dimensional Variable Selection for Bayesian Mixed‐type Multivariate Generalized Linear Models

When: Friday, October 28, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central

Where: Chambers Hall, Ruan Conference Room – lower level, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kisa Kowal   (847) 491-3974

Group: Department of Statistics and Data Science

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Ultrahigh Dimensional Variable Selection for Bayesian Mixed‐type Multivariate Generalized Linear Models

Hsin-Hsiung Bill Huang, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science, University of Central Florida

Abstract: Inspired by our recent works on the NSF ATD challenge and medical imaging research, we investigate whether the Bayesian methods can consistently estimate the model parameters. To this end, shrinkage priors are useful for identifying relevant signals in high-dimensional data. We develop a multivariate Bayesian model with shrinkage priors (MBSP) model to mixed-type response generalized linear models (MRGLMs), and we consider a latent multivariate linear regression model associated with the observable mixed-type response vector through its link function. Under our proposed model (MBSP-GLM), multiple responses belonging to the exponential family are simultaneously modeled and mixed-type responses are allowed. We show that the MBSP-GLM model achieves strong posterior consistency when $p$ grows at a subexponential rate with $n$. Furthermore, we quantify the posterior contraction rate at which the posterior shrinks around the true regression coefficients and allow the dimension of the responses $q$ to grow as $n$ grows. This greatly expands the scope of the MBSP model to include response variables of many data types, including binary and count data.  To address the non-conjugacy concern, we propose an adaptive sampling algorithm via a P\'{o}lya-gamma data augmentation scheme for the MRGLM estimation. We provide simulation studies and real data examples.

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