Year of Publication

2009

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Document Type

Dissertation

College

Arts and Sciences

Department

Statistics

First Advisor

Dr. Mai Zhou

Second Advisor

Dr. Arne Bathke

Abstract

This dissertation includes three topics. First topic: Regularized estimation in the AFT model with high dimensional covariates. Second topic: A novel application of quantile regression for identification of biomarkers exemplified by equine cartilage microarray data. Third topic: Normalization and analysis of cDNA microarray using linear contrasts.

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