Southwest Jiaotong University School of Mathematics


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报告时间: 2019年12月12日周四下午15:00~16:30

报告地点 X2511

报告题目: High-dimensional vector autoregressive time series modeling via tensor decomposition



The classical vector autoregressive model is a fundamental tool for multivariate time series analysis. However, it involves too many parameters when the number of time series and lag order are even moderately large. This paper proposes to rearrange the coefficient matrices of the model into a tensor form such that the parameter space can be restricted in three directions simultaneously via tensor decomposition. The proposed method substantially expands the capacity of vector autoregressive modeling for a large number of time series. In contrast, the widely used reduced-rank regression method can restrict the parameter space in only one direction. Moreover, to handle high-dimensional time series, this paper considers imposing sparsity on factor matrices to improve the interpretability and estimation efficiency, which leads to a sparsity-inducing estimator. For the low-dimensional case, we derive asymptotic properties of the proposed least squares estimator and introduce an alternating least squares algorithm. For the high-dimensional case, we establish non-asymptotic properties of the sparsity-inducing estimator and propose an ADMM-based algorithm for regularized estimation. Simulation experiments and a real data example demonstrate the advantages of the proposed approach over various existing methods. 

报告人简介李国栋2007年于香港大学统计精算系获得统计学博士,随后在南洋理工大学任助理教授。现任香港大学统计精算系副教授。主要研究方向包括时间序列分析,分位数回归,高维统计数据分析和机器学习。李教授目前发表学术论文40余篇,其中若干篇发表在统计学4大顶级期刊,以及计量经济学的顶级期刊Journal of Econometrics上。