Print Email Facebook Twitter Bayesian Estimation of a Monotone Regression Function Title Bayesian Estimation of a Monotone Regression Function: A method described by Neelon and Dunson applied to climate data Author Bonnet, Damiaan (TU Delft Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) Contributor Jongbloed, G. (mentor) van der Toorn, R. (graduation committee) Degree granting institution Delft University of Technology Programme Applied Mathematics Date 2021-08-20 Abstract The goal of this thesis is to implement and experiment with a Bayesian way of estimating a (smooth) monotone regression function by applying it to climate data. The method we use is proposed by Neelon and Dunson. This method uses a piece-wise linear model for the unknown regression function and enforces the monotonicity constraint by the specification of the prior distribution of the slopes. This thesis is also aimed at providing solutions to specific problems that we encounter during the process of applying this method. We encounter two main problems: a numerical problem and a boundary problem. The numerical problem concerns a fraction of very small numbers, which we can solve using an asymptotic approximation of the Mills Ratio. The boundary problem appears in the form of a steep upward-sloping curve at the left boundary. We provide a pragmatic solution to this boundary effect, in which we use an extension of the data set, to obtain a better curve estimate at this boundary. Subject Bayesian statisticsRegression modelBayesian InferenceIsotonic regression To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:5a75a6b3-128e-4ebe-b12d-7a88b9ad521c Part of collection Student theses Document type bachelor thesis Rights © 2021 Damiaan Bonnet Files PDF Bachelor_Thesis_Damiaan_B ... _Final.pdf 484.74 KB Close viewer /islandora/object/uuid:5a75a6b3-128e-4ebe-b12d-7a88b9ad521c/datastream/OBJ/view