STA 290 Seminar: Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor

Event Date

Mathematical Sciences 1147 (Colloquium Room)

SPEAKER: Jonathan Taylor, Professor, Statistics, Stanford University

TITLE: "Inference after selection through a black box"

ABSTRACT: We consider the problem of inference for parameters selected for reporting only after some algorithm, the canonical example being inference for model parameters after a model selection procedure. The conditional correction for selection requires knowledge of how the selection is affected by changes in the underlying data, and much current research describes this selection explicitly. In this work, we assume 1) we have have access, in silico, to the selection algorithm itself and 2) for parameters of interest, the data input into the algorithm satisfies (pre-selection) a central limit theorem jointly with an estimator of our parameter of interest. Under these assumptions, we recast the problem into a statistical learning problem which can be fit with off-the-shelf models for binary regression.  We consider two examples previously out of reach of this conditional approach: stability selection and inference after multiple runs of Model-X knockoffs. 

This is joint work with Jelena Markovic and Jeremy Taylor.

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DATE:                    Thursday, February 7th, 4:10pm

LOCATION:          MSB 1147, Colloquium Room

REFRESHMENTS: 3:30pm MSB 4110 (4th floor lounge)

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