Speaker: Fernando Quintana (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
"A model for a sequence of partitions evolving in time and space"
15 November 2018, 12:30PM
Bocconi University, Room 3.e4.sr03
via Roentgen 1, 3rd floor
ABSTRACT: Motivated by educational data recorded over
several periods in Chile, we develop a model for a sequence of partitions of
objects. The model has as a main distinctive feature the ability of allowing
partitions to evolve dynamically and/or according to spatial coordinates in a
smooth way. We describe the model construction, some of its main properties and
discuss its performance when applying it to the motivating dataset.
Fernando Andrés Quintana is Professor in the Department of Statistics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with interests in nonparametric Bayesian analysis and statistical computing. His publications include extensive work on clustering methods and applications in biostatistics.