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2021 Inference on the change point under a high dimensional sparse mean shift
Abhishek Kaul, Stergios B. Fotopoulos, Venkata K. Jandhyala, Abolfazl Safikhani
Electron. J. Statist. 15(1): 71-134 (2021). DOI: 10.1214/20-EJS1791


We study a plug in least squares estimator for the change point parameter where change is in the mean of a high dimensional random vector under subgaussian or subexponential distributions. We obtain sufficient conditions under which this estimator possesses sufficient adaptivity against plug in estimates of mean parameters in order to yield an optimal rate of convergence $O_{p}(\xi ^{-2})$ in the integer scale. This rate is preserved while allowing high dimensionality as well as a potentially diminishing jump size $\xi $, provided $s\log (p\vee T)=o(\surd (Tl_{T}))$ or $s\log ^{3/2}(p\vee T)=o(\surd (Tl_{T}))$ in the subgaussian and subexponential cases, respectively. Here $s,p,T$ and $l_{T}$ represent a sparsity parameter, model dimension, sampling period and the separation of the change point from its parametric boundary, respectively. Moreover, since the rate of convergence is free of $s,p$ and logarithmic terms of $T$, it allows the existence of limiting distributions under high dimensional asymptotics. These distributions are then derived as the argmax of a two sided negative drift Brownian motion or a two sided negative drift random walk under vanishing and non-vanishing jump size regimes, respectively, thereby allowing inference on the change point parameter. Feasible algorithms for implementation of the proposed methodology are provided. Theoretical results are supported with monte-carlo simulations.


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Abhishek Kaul. Stergios B. Fotopoulos. Venkata K. Jandhyala. Abolfazl Safikhani. "Inference on the change point under a high dimensional sparse mean shift." Electron. J. Statist. 15 (1) 71 - 134, 2021.


Received: 1 October 2019; Published: 2021
First available in Project Euclid: 6 January 2021

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/20-EJS1791

Primary: 62F03 , 62F10 , 62F12

Keywords: change point , high dimension , inference , Limiting distribution


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