Posts Tagged ‘estimation’

Dynamic visualization, paper supplement 1

Saturday, May 28th, 2011


Dynamic visualization, paper supplement 2

Saturday, May 28th, 2011


Dynamic visualization of RDS version 2

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Early this semester, I worked on complementing my visualization of the Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS) process presented in this post to illustrate its evolution over time. That was how the second version was created, which is displayed here.

Please refer to the earlier post for detailed description of the main functionality. The second version implements an additional view of the process, which plots the portion of the underlying network as discovered by the RDS process over time. To switch to an alternate view at any time, press the change view button. The wide pink horizontal line in the alternate view marks the true population mean. (more…)

Conferences in the summer of 2010

Friday, August 20th, 2010

This summer I have attended Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Vancouver, and have been fortunate to have been accepted to Complex Networks Opening Workshop held by Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute (SAMSI) in North Carolina near Chapel Hill. Both events are exciting and intellectually stimulating. (more…)

Implementing statistical procedures for Software Productivity Research LLC

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

During the spring and beginning of summer of 2010, I have been working with Software Productivity Research LLC (SPR) on implementing core statistical functionality for their software product. The company performs consulting services in the area of software development and has representatives in the US and China.

The goal of the software that the company is developing is to help their clients estimate the cost, total duration and other parameters of software development process based on historical data on past projects. (more…)

Model-based estimation for respondent-driven network sampling under homophily

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

On May 3 I gave a post-qualifying talk letting the department know how my research was going. It was for the work done in collaboration with my advisor Joe Blitzstein related to respondent-driven sapling (RDS). This is a process used to collect data from hard-to-reach populations, for example injection drug users or HIV infected people. RDS is ¬†used by public health agencies around the world and policy decisions are made with the results, so it is important to be able to carry out reasonable estimation with obtained data. (more…)