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Home | Events Archive | On Changepoint Detection in Functional Data using Empirical Energy Distance
Seminar

On Changepoint Detection in Functional Data using Empirical Energy Distance


  • Series
    Erasmus Econometric Institute Series
  • Speakers
    Lorenzo Trapani (University in Leicester, United Kingdom)
  • Field
    Econometrics
  • Location
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, E building, room ET-14
    Rotterdam
  • Date and time

    May 29, 2024
    12:00 - 13:00

Abstract
We propose a novel family of test statistics to detect the presence of changepoints in a sequence of dependent, possibly multivariate, functional-valued observations. Our approach allows to test for a very general class of changepoints, including the "classical" case of changes in the mean, and even changes in the whole distribution. Our statistics are based on a generalisation of the empirical energy distance; we propose weighted functionals of the energy distance process, which are designed in order to enhance the ability to detect breaks occurring at sample endpoints. The limiting distribution of the maximally selected version of our statistics requires only the computation of the eigenvalues of the covariance function, thus being readily implementable in the most commonly employed packages, e.g. R. We show that, under the alternative, our statistics are able to detect changepoints occurring even very close to the beginning/end of the sample. In the presence of multiple changepoints, we propose a binary segmentation algorithm to estimate the number of breaks and the locations thereof. Simulations show that our procedures work very well in finite samples. We complement our theory with applications to financial and temperature data.

Registration
You can sign up for this seminar by sending an email to eb-secr@ese.eur.nl. The lunch will be provided (vegetarian option included).