PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Estimation of Differential Equations via Nonparametric Methods: Applications in Systems Biology
Nicolas J-B. Brunel and Florence d'Alché-Buc
In: Joint Congress of Société Statistique du Canada et de la Société Française de Statistique, 25-29 may 2008, Monteral, Canada.


Differential equations are widely used in experimental sciences. Nevertheless, the estimation of the parameters indexing the equations still generates important computational difficulties (huge computational times, local maxima) when using classical methods (least squares, likelihood). We study the use of nonparametric estimators of the solution and of its derivative for the construction of M-estimators easier to compute. We show that the parametric estimator is consistent and asymptotically normal under simple conditions, but the rate of convergence remains nonparametric. We propose then some procedures for ameliorating the asymptotic behavior and for integrating prior knowledge.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:5334
Deposited By:Nicolas Brunel
Deposited On:24 March 2009