Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Legacy Department


Committee Chair/Advisor

Kulasekera, Karunarathna B

Committee Member

Taylor , Robert L

Committee Member

Senter , Herman F

Committee Member

Park , Chanseok


In this dissertation, we address several research problems in statistical inference. We obtain results in the following four directions: linear model selection, minimax estimation of linear functionals, Bayes type estimators for the survival functions based on right censored data, and estimation of survival functions based on doubly censored data.



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