Iterative Estimation of So;utions to Noisy Nonlinear Operator Equations in Nonparametric Instrumental Regression
This paper discusses the solution of nonlinear integral equations with noisy integral kernels as they appear in nonparametric instrumental regression. We propose a regularized Newton-type iteration and establish convergence and convergence rate results. A particular emphasis is on instrumental regression models where the usual conditional mean assumption is replaced by a stronger independence assumption. We demonstrate for the case of a binary instrument that our approach allows the correct estimation of regression functions which are not identifiable with the standard model. This is illustrated in computed examples with simulated data.
The number of papers addressing the forecasting of the infectious disease morbidity is rapidly growing due to accumulation of available statistical data. This article surveys the major approaches for the short-term and the long-term morbidity forecasting. Their limitations and the practical application possibilities are pointed out. The paper presents the conventional time series analysis methods — regression and autoregressive models; machine learning-based approaches — Bayesian networks and artificial neural networks; case-based reasoning; filtration-based techniques. The most known mathematical models of infectious diseases are mentioned: classical equation-based models (deterministic and stochastic), modern simulation models (network and agent-based).
Convergence rates in total variation are established for some models of queueing theory and reliability theory. Analysis is based on renewal technique and asymptotic results for the renewal function. It is shown that convergence rate has an exponential asymptotics when distribution function of regeneration period satisfies Cramer's condition. Results concerning polynomial convergence are also obtained.
The computationally efficient method of fitness function evaluation (criterion for chromosomes selection) in genetic algorithms (GA) is discussed in this paper. This method may be used if a single gene modifies chromosome.
Steiner's problem in graphs is solved for the computing optimization. Population is represented as a weighted graph. Vertices of that graph represent chromosomes, edges represent the computational cost of selection criteria recurrent calculation. The GA application for identification of regression models assumes (a) gene is a regressor;
(b) chromosome is the set of regressors in single regression model (subset of all candidates);
(c) population — set of regression models (subset of all possible models); (d) selection criteria — residual sum of squares (RSS); (e) the chromosome modification by modification of one gene corresponds to the forward selection and backward elimination methods of variables (regressors) selection.
A computable estimate of the readiness coefficient to its stationary value for a standard binary-state system is established in the case where working time and repair time distributions have heavy tails.
We consider the problem of minimizing the strongly convex sum of a finite number of convex functions. Standard algorithms for solving this problem in the class of incremental/stochastic methods have at most a linear convergence rate. We propose a new incremental method whose convergence rate is superlinear – the Newton-type incremental method (NIM). The idea of the method is to introduce a model of the objective with the same sum-of-functions structure and further update a single component of the model per iteration. We prove that NIM has a superlinear local convergence rate and linear global convergence rate. Experiments show that the method is very effective for problems with a large number of functions and a small number of variables.
Let k be a field of characteristic zero, let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over k and let g be its Lie algebra. Let k(G), respectively, k(g), be the field of k- rational functions on G, respectively, g. The conjugation action of G on itself induces the adjoint action of G on g. We investigate the question whether or not the field extensions k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G are purely transcendental. We show that the answer is the same for k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G, and reduce the problem to the case where G is simple. For simple groups we show that the answer is positive if G is split of type A_n or C_n, and negative for groups of other types, except possibly G_2. A key ingredient in the proof of the negative result is a recent formula for the unramified Brauer group of a homogeneous space with connected stabilizers. As a byproduct of our investigation we give an affirmative answer to a question of Grothendieck about the existence of a rational section of the categorical quotient morphism for the conjugating action of G on itself.
Let G be a connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k. In 1965 Steinberg proved that if G is simply connected, then in G there exists a closed irreducible cross-section of the set of closures of regular conjugacy classes. We prove that in arbitrary G such a cross-section exists if and only if the universal covering isogeny Ĝ → G is bijective; this answers Grothendieck's question cited in the epigraph. In particular, for char k = 0, the converse to Steinberg's theorem holds. The existence of a cross-section in G implies, at least for char k = 0, that the algebra k[G]G of class functions on G is generated by rk G elements. We describe, for arbitrary G, a minimal generating set of k[G]G and that of the representation ring of G and answer two Grothendieck's questions on constructing generating sets of k[G]G. We prove the existence of a rational (i.e., local) section of the quotient morphism for arbitrary G and the existence of a rational cross-section in G (for char k = 0, this has been proved earlier); this answers the other question cited in the epigraph. We also prove that the existence of a rational section is equivalent to the existence of a rational W-equivariant map T- - - >G/T where T is a maximal torus of G and W the Weyl group.