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Section: Research Program

A nonasymptotic view of model selection

An important goal of select is to build and analyze penalized log-likelihood model selection criteria that are efficient when the number of models in competition grows to infinity with the number of observations. Concentration inequalities are a key tool for this, and lead to data-driven penalty choice strategies. A major research direction for select consists of deepening the analysis of data-driven penalties, both from the theoretical and practical points of view. There is no universal way of calibrating penalties, but there are several different general ideas that we aim to develop, including heuristics derived from Gaussian theory, special strategies for variable selection, and resampling methods.