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401-4627-00L  Empirical Process Theory with Applications in Statistics and Machine Learning

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2019
DozierendeS. van de Geer
Periodizitäteinmalige Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungEmpirical process theory provides a rich toolbox for studying the properties of empirical risk minimizers, such as least squares and maximum likelihood estimators, support vector machines, etc.
Lernziel
InhaltIn this series of lectures, we will start with considering exponential inequalities, including concentration inequalities, for the deviation of averages from their mean. We furthermore present some notions from approximation theory, because this enables us to assess the modulus of continuity of empirical processes. We introduce e.g., Vapnik Chervonenkis dimension: a combinatorial concept (from learning theory) of the "size" of a collection of sets or functions. As statistical applications, we study consistency and exponential inequalities for empirical risk minimizers, and asymptotic normality in semi-parametric models. We moreover examine regularization and model selection.