The Annals of Statistics

Robbins, empirical Bayes and microarrays

Bradley Efron

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Abstract

Empirical Bayes was Herbert Robbins' most influential contribution to statistical theory. It is also an idea of great practical potential. That potential is realized in the analysis of microarrays, a new biogenetic technology for the simultaneous measurement of thousands of gene expression levels.

Article information

Source
Ann. Statist. Volume 31, Number 2 (2003), 366-378.

Dates
First available: 22 April 2003

Permanent link to this document
http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1051027871

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aos/1051027871

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1983533

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
02064473

Subjects
Primary: 62F10: Point estimation

Keywords
False discovery rate missing species $q$-value Stein estimation simultaneous inference

Citation

Efron, Bradley. Robbins, empirical Bayes and microarrays. The Annals of Statistics 31 (2003), no. 2, 366--378. doi:10.1214/aos/1051027871. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1051027871.


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