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New false discovery rate controlling procedures for discrete data

Stochastik-Kolloquium Frankfurt

Datum: 08.11.2017

Zeit: 14:15 Uhr

The Benjamini-Hochberg procedure and related methods are classical methods for controlling the false discovery rate for multiple testing problems. These procedures were originally designed for continuous test statistics. However, in many applications, the test statistics are discretely distributed. While it is well known that e.g. the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure still controls the false discovery rate in the discrete paradigm, it may be unnecessarily conservative. Thus, there is interest in developing more powerful FDR procedures for discrete data. In this talk we aim to improve the classical procedures in such settings by incorporating the discreteness of the p-value distributions. We investigate the performance of these approaches for high-dimensional empirical and simulated data. Joint work with Etienne Roquain and Guillermo Durand.




Prof. Dr. Sebastian Doehler, Hochschule Darmstadt


Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Raum 711 (groß)
Institut für Mathematik, Robert-Mayer-Str. 10, 60486 Frankfurt

Campus Bockenheim, Robert-Mayer-Str. 10, Raum 711 (groß), 7. Stock

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Technische Universität Darmstadt, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

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