ACMS Statistics Seminar: Haotian Xu, Penn State University


Location: 154 Hurley Hall

Haotian Xu
Penn State University

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
154 Hurley Hall

Title: Change point inference in high-dimensional regression models under temporal dependence

Abstract: In this talk, we focus on the limiting distributions of change point estimators, in a high-dimensional linear regression time series context, where a regression object (yt, Xt) ∈ R × Rp is observed at every time point t ∈ {1, . . . , n}. At unknown time points, called change points, the regression coefficients change, with the jump sizes measured in l2-norm. We provide limiting distributions of the change point estimators in the regimes where the minimal jump size vanishes and where it remains a constant. We allow for both the covariate and noise sequences to be temporally dependent, in the functional dependence framework, which is the first time seen in the change point inference literature. We show that a block-type long-run variance estimator is consistent under the functional dependence, which facilitates the practical implementation of our derived limiting distributions. We also present a few important byproducts of our analysis, which are of their own interest. These include a novel variant of the dynamic programming algorithm to boost the computational efficiency, consistent change point localisation rates under temporal dependence and a new Bernstein inequality for data possessing functional dependence. Extensive numerical results are provided to support our theoretical results. The proposed methods are implemented in the R package changepoints. 



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