CELS seminar 29th September 2016


12.00 – 12.15 Introduction of the new PhD student

12.15 -  13.00 CELS PhD students Ivar Grytten and Knut Dagestand Rand present their progress

13.00 – 13.15 Lunch break with sandwiches and coffee

13.15 – 14.00 Invited lecture by Dr. Florian Frommelt, entitled "FDR controlling model selection with applications in GWAS"

14.20 – 14.40 CELS and future plans – discussion around future strategy: Kjetill and all

Registration: https://nettskjema.no/a/75093.html 

Abstract for the talk by Florian:

Penalized selection criteria like AIC or BIC are among the most popular methods for variable selection. Their theoretical properties have been studied intensively and are well understood in case of a moderate number of variables. However, these criteria do not work well in a high-dimensional setting under the assumption of sparsity. We will introduce different modifications of AIC and BIC which will allow to control the family wise error rate (FWER) or false discovery rate (FDR), respectively, in terms of including false positive regressors in the model. We will describe certain optimality properties of these criteria and specifically discuss the advantages of controlling FDR rather than FWER. Finally we will illustrate the performance of model selection based on FDR controlling criteria in the context of GWAS. 

Published Aug. 31, 2016 3:09 PM