Colloquium - Sayar Karmakar

Institution: University of Florida
Title: Gaussian approximation for multiple time series and applications
Date: September 17, 2019
Location: C405 Wells Hall
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
Refreshments: 10:00AM

We obtain an optimal bound for Gaussian approximation of a large class of vector-valued random processes. Our results substantially generalize earlier ones which assume independence and/or stationarity. Based on the decay rate of functional dependence measure, we quantify the error bound of the Gaussian approximation based on the sample size and the moment condition. Under the assumption of p-th finite moment, with p > 2, this can range from the worst n1/2 to the optimal n1/p rate. We exhibit multiple applications of our Gaussian approximation in the regime of simultaneous inference for time-varying models and change-point analysis. We conclude the talk discussing some natural extension to spatial/tensor data under a general form of dependence.

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