Part I Descriptive Techniques: Comparison of Batches.- Part II Multivariate Random Variables: A Short Excursion into Matrix Algebra.- Moving to Higher.- Multivariate.- Theory of the Multinormal.- Theory of Estimation.- Part III Multivariate Techniques: Regression Models.- Variable Selection.- Decomposition of Data Matrices by Factors.- Principal Component Analysis.- Factor Analysis.- Cluster Analysis.- Discriminant Analysis.- Correspondence Analysis.- Canonical Correlation Analysis.- Multidimensional Scaling.- Conjoint Measurement Analysis.- Applications in Finance.- Highly Interactive, Computationally Intensive Techniques.- Data Sets.- References.- Index.
Wolfgang Karl Hardle is the Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz Professor of Statistics at the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and director of C.A.S.E. (Center for Applied Statistics and Economics), director of the CRC-649 (Collaborative Research Center) "Economic Risk" and director of the IRTG 1792 "High Dimensional Non-stationary Time Series". He teaches quantitative finance and semi-parametric statistics. His research focuses on dynamic factor models, multivariate statistics in finance and computational statistics. He is an elected member of the ISI (International Statistical Institute) and advisor to the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, and senior fellow of Sim Kee Boon Institute of Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University.Zdenek Hlavka studied mathematics at the Charles University in Prague and biostatistics at Limburgs Universitair Centrum in Diepenbeek. Later he held a position at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin before he became a member of the Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics at Charles University in Prague.
"The book basically contains a large number of exercises along with their solutions. ... This book is a good source for researchers in the area of multivariate data analysis. It is also a good supplement to an advanced course on the subject. ... this book takes a somewhat unique and different approach than a traditional textbook where one usually sees a topic covered in depth followed by a number of examples/exercises." (Morteza Marzjarani, Technometrics, Vol. 58 (4), April, 2016)