Israel Martínez Hernández
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University
Robust Depth-based Estimation of the Functional Autoregressive Model
I will talk about a robust estimator for functional autoregressive models, the Depth-based Least Squares (DLS) estimator. The DLS estimator down-weights the influence of outliers by using the functional directional outlyingness as a centrality measure. It consists of two steps: identifying the outliers with a two-stage functional boxplot, then down-weighting the outliers using the functional directional outlyingness. To illustrate a practical application, the DLS estimator is used to analyze a dataset of ambient CO2 concentrations in California.