Prof. Ujjwal Das, IIM Udaipur

Description: Time and Date: 28th Feb 2018, 4-5 pm
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Speaker : Prof. Ujjwal Das, IIM Udaipur

Title: Modeling Interval Censored Competing Risks Data with Missing
Causes of Failure

Missing causes of failure are quite frequent in survival and
reliability studies. Surprisingly for interval censored data, this
problem has not been investigated much, albeit in
lifetime studies such data occur frequently. In this article, interval
censored competing risks data are analyzed when some of the causes of
failure are missing. The proposed technique uses vertical modeling, an
approach that utilizes the data to extract information to the maximum
possible extent, especially when some causes of failure are missing.
The maximum likelihood estimates of the model parameters are obtained.
Through a Monte Carlo simulation study, the performance of the point
and interval estimators are assessed. It is observed through the
simulation study that the proposed analysis performs better than the
complete case analysis. Such analysis is particularly relevant for
smaller sample sizes, as carrying out a complete case analysis in
those cases may have a significant impact on the inferential
procedures. Through Monte Carlo simulations, the effect of a possible
model misspecification is also assessed on the cumulative incidence
function which is an important statistic in the framework of competing
risks. The proposed method has been illustrated on a real data set.
Location: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm IST
Duration: 1 hour
Access: Public