Luo Xiao ColloquiumThursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
Statistics Department Colloquium
Where: LeConte College, Room 210
Speaker: Luo Xiao
Title: Functional data analysis with applications to fetal and child growth
Functional data analysis has become popular for longitudinal data studies. In this talk, we describe functional data analysis using penalized splines and then introduce two applications. In the first application, we consider the optimal design for scheduling ultrasound during pregnancy and propose a prediction-based joint design for sampling functional data.
In the second application, we consider meta analysis of child growth correlation in early childhood using data from multiple studies. Such a growth correlation can be used to monitor child growth. These works are funded by the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.