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Festschrift for Lucien Le CAM : Research Papers in Probability and Statistics - Erik Torgersen

Festschrift for Lucien Le CAM

Research Papers in Probability and Statistics

By: Erik Torgersen (Editor), David Pollard (Editor), Grace Lo Yang (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th March 1997
ISBN: 9780387949529
Number Of Pages: 435

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The articles in this volume were contributed by the friends of Lucien Le Cam on the occasion of his 70th birthday in November 1994. We wish him a belated happy birthday. In addition to all the usual excuses for our tardiness in the preparation of the volume, we must point to the miracles of modern computing . .Az3 the old proverb almost put it: there's many a slip 'twixt cup and baselineskip. We beg forgiveness of any of our infinitely patient contributors who find that the final product does not quite match with the galley proofs. Our task was also made harder by the sad death of our friend and fellow editor, Erik Torgersen. We greatly appreciate the editorial help of David Donoho with one of the more troublesome contributions. In addition to the 29 contributed articles, we have included a short vita, a list of publications, and a list of Lucien's Ph.D. students. We are also pleased that Lucien allowed us to include a private letter, written to Grace Yang, in response to a query about the extent of his formal mathematical training. The letter gives some insights into what made Lucien one of the leading mathematical statisticians of the century.

Preface
Contributors
Letter from Lucien Le Cam
Biography of Lucien Le Cam
Publications of Lucien Le Cam
Students of Lucien Le Cam
Counting Processes and Dynamic Modellingp. 1
Multivariate Symmetry Modelsp. 13
Local Asymptotic Normality of Ranks and Covariates in Transformation Modelsp. 43
From Model Selection to Adaptive Estimationp. 55
Large Deviations for Martingalesp. 89
An Application of Statistics to Meteorology: Estimation of Motionp. 93
At the Interface of Statistics and Medicine: Conflicting Paradigmsp. 107
Points Singuliers des Modeles Statistiquesp. 135
Exponential Tightness and Projective Systems in Large Deviation Theoryp. 143
Consistency of Bayes Estimates for Nonparametric Regression: A Reviewp. 157
Renormalizing Experiments for Nonlinear Functionalsp. 167
Universal Near Minimaxity of Wavelet Shrinkagep. 183
Empirical Process and p-Variationp. 219
A Poisson Fishing Modelp. 235
Lower Bounds for Function Estimationp. 245
Some Estimation Problems in Infinite Dimensional Gaussian White Noisep. 259
On Asymptotic Inference in AR and Cointegrated Models With Unit Roots and Heavy Tailed Errorsp. 275
Le Cam at Berkeleyp. 297
Another Look at Differentiability in Quadratic Meanp. 305
On a Set of the First Categoryp. 315
A Limiting Distribution Theoremp. 325
Minimum Distance Estimates with Rates and under [phi]-Mixingp. 337
Daniel Bernoulli, Leonhard Euler, and Maximum Likelihood (including a new translation of a paper by D. Bernoulli)p. 345
Asymptotic Admissibility and Uniqueness of Efficient Estimates in Semiparametric Modelsp. 369
Contiguity in Nonstationary Time Seriesp. 377
More Optimality Properties of the Sequential Probability Ratio Testp. 385
Superefficiencyp. 397
Le Cam's Procedure and Sodium Channel Experimentsp. 411
Assouad, Fano, and Le Camp. 423
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ISBN: 9780387949529
ISBN-10: 0387949526
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 435
Published: 14th March 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.84

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