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Inference and diagnostic in Birnbaum-saunders models based on scale mixture Skew-normal distribution

Grant number: 11/06263-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 08, 2011
Effective date (End): August 07, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Probability and Statistics - Statistics
Principal researcher:Filidor Edilfonso Vilca Labra
Grantee:Filidor Edilfonso Vilca Labra
Host: Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan
Home Institution: Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica (IMECC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: McMaster University, Canada  


The main object of this project is to study the Birnbaum-Saunders (BS) distribution based on the scale mixtures of the Skew-Normal distribution. This new family of distributions of lifetimes represents a robust extension of the classical BS distribution that was proposed by Birnbaum-Saunders (1969). Under this perspective, we will study the properties of classic BS (based on norma distribution) distribution in the context of BS distribution based on the scale mixtures of Skew-Normal distribution .The study aims to obtain results that can be applied in practical situations. For instance, we will provide methods of estimation via the EM algorithm, both in the model Birbaumer-Saunders and/ or in the log-Birnbaum-Saunders regression model. Furthermore, a study of local influence based on the methodology of Zhu and Lee (2001) will be discussed. (AU)

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VILCA, FILIDOR; ROMEIRO, RENATA G.; BALAKRISHNAN, N. A bivariate Birnbaum-Saunders regression model. COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS & DATA ANALYSIS, v. 97, p. 169-183, MAY 2016. Web of Science Citations: 6.
VILCA, FILIDOR; BALAKRISHNAN, N.; ZELLER, CAMILA BORELLI. The bivariate Sinh-Elliptical distribution with applications to Birnbaum-Saunders distribution and associated regression and measurement error models. COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS & DATA ANALYSIS, v. 80, p. 1-16, DEC 2014. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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