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Comparing Spectral Densities in Replicated Time Series by Smoothing Spline ANOVA

Han, Sangdae (2008) Comparing Spectral Densities in Replicated Time Series by Smoothing Spline ANOVA. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Comparing several groups of populations based on replicated data is one of the main concerns in statistical analysis. A specific type of data, time series data, such as waves of earthquakes present difficulties because of the correlations amongst the data. Spectral analysis solves this problem somewhat because the discrete Fourier transform transforms the data to near independence under general conditions.The goal of our research is to develop general, user friendly, statistical methods to compare group spectral density functions. To accomplish this, we consider two main problems: How can we construct an estimation function from replicated time series for each group and what method can be used to compare the estimated functions? For the first part, we present smooth estimates of spectral densities from time series data obtained from replication across subjects (units) (Wahba 1990; Guo et al. 2003). We assume that each spectral density is in some reproducing kernel Hilbert space and apply penalized least squares methods to estimate spectral density in smoothing spline ANOVA. For the second part, we consider confidence intervals to determine the frequencies where the spectrum of one spectral density may differ from another. These confidence intervals are the independent simultaneous confidence interval and the bootstrapping confidence interval (Babu et al. 1983; Olshen et al. 1989). Finally, as an application, we consider the replicated time series data that consist of shear (S) waves of 8 earthquakes and 8 explosions (Shumway & Stoffer 2006).


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Han, Sangdaesah15@pitt.eduSAH15
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairStoffer, David Sstoffer@pitt.eduSTOFFER
Committee MemberGleser, Leon Jgleser@pitt.eduGLESER
Committee MemberAnderson, Stewart Jsja@nsabp.pitt.eduSJA
Committee MemberThompson, Wesley Kwesleyt@pitt.eduWESLEYT
Date: 30 October 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 30 April 2008
Approval Date: 30 October 2008
Submission Date: 1 May 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Statistics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: reproducing kernel Hilbert space; spectral analysis; bootstrapping confidence interval; smoothing spline ANOVA
Other ID:, etd-05012008-134047
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:43
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:43


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