Xinyu Zhang - Colloquium Speaker

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa
Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 3:30pm
Colloquium Title: 
Change Point Detection with Matrix-Variate Data: Leveraging and Adapting to Structured Mean Changes
Meet and Greet at 3:00 pm in 241 SH / Talk at 3:30 pm in 61 SH


In high-dimensional time series, the component processes are often assembled into a matrix to display their interrelationship. We focus on detecting mean shifts with unknown change point locations in these matrix time series. Series that are activated by a change may cluster along certain rows (columns), which forms mode-specific change point alignment. Leveraging mode-specific change point alignments may substantially enhance the power for change point detection. Yet, there may be no mode-specific alignments in the change point structure. We propose a powerful test to detect mode-specific change points, yet robust to non-mode-specific changes. We show the validity of using the multiplier bootstrap to compute the p-value of the proposed methods, and derive non-asymptotic bounds on the size and power of the tests. We also propose a parallel bootstrap — a computationally efficient variant that speeds up the double bootstrap for computing the p-value of the proposed adaptive test. In particular, we show the consistency of the proposed test, under mild regularity conditions. To obtain the theoretical results, we derive new, sharp bounds on Gaussian approximation and multiplier bootstrap approximation, which are of independent interest. We showcase the efficacy of the proposed method with simulations and a real application.