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Math Colloquium Series
Start Date: 2/21/2018Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 2/21/2018

Event Description:
"Mixtures of Shifted Asymmetric Laplace Distributions" by Brian C. Franczak, MacEwan University
Seminar location: MH 320
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - MacQuarrie Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Tim Hsu
Phone: 408-924-5071
Email: tim.hsu@sjsu.edu
Additional Information
Cluster analysis can be lucidly defined as the process of sorting similar objects into groups. This talk discusses a mixture of shifted asymmetric Laplace (SAL) distributions, which facilitate clustering in situations where the clusters are not symmetric. The mixture of SAL distributions is fitted using a variant of the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm and we demonstrate this novel mixture modelling approach using simulated and real data sets.
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