``Sequential statistics by trading: e-processes and competing traders" by Martin Larsson (CMU)

Event Date: 

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Sobel Room

Research seminar by Martin Larsson (Carnegie Mellon University) 


Sequential statistics by trading: e-processes and competing traders 


Martin Larsson (Carnegie Mellon University) 


The goal of sequential statistics is to draw inference from data that is gathered gradually through time. E-processes (`E’ for `Evidence’) form the basis of a recent approach to this problem that simultaneously produces strong statistical error bounds and high statistical power. This method has an interesting connection with mathematical finance: it admits an equivalent description in terms of competing traders in a fictitious financial market, each of whom attempts to profit from the view that certain statistical (null) hypotheses are false while other (alternative) hypotheses are true. I will discuss some problems where this perspective leads to new procedures for sequential testing. This talk is based on work with Philippe Casgrain, Wouter Koolen, Aaditya Ramdas, Johannes Ruf, and Johanna Ziegel.