Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Statistics

First Advisor

Ranjan Maitra

Abstract

This dissertation develops theory and methodology for the evaluation and assessment of finite mixture models. New methods for simulating finite mixture models satisfying a pre-specified level of complexity defined through the notion of pairwise overlap, are developed. Corresponding software is publicly available at CRAN. This dissertation also develops methodology for assessing significance in finite mixture models with applications to model-based unsupervised and semi-supervised clustering frameworks. The dissertation concludes with an application of finite mixture models to two-dimensional gel electrophoresis.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2543

Copyright Owner

Volodymyr Melnykov

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

190 pages

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