• Bayesian smoothing spline analysis of variance models 

    Cheng, Chin-I (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Based on the pioneering work by Wahba (1990) in smoothing splines for nonparametric regression, Gu (2002) decomposed the regression function based on a tensor sum decomposition of inner product spaces into orthogonal ...
  • Nonparametric analysis of interval-censored failure time data 

    Gorelick, Jeremy, 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This thesis considers the problem of treatment comparisons when only interval-censored failure time data are available. This type of data occurs frequently in clinical trials and other follow-up studies. We study several ...
  • Statistical analysis for survival data with missing information 

    Zhang, Bin, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    As a branch of statistics, survival analysis, which is often referred to as "reliability theory" in engineering, has a long history. While in practical problems, some information might be missing. This dissertation discusses ...
  • Statistical analysis of failure time data with missing information 

    Chen, Ping, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Failure time data arise in many fields and can involve different types of censoring structures and missing information. We consider three cases: right-censored data with missing censoring indicators, clustered current ...