Joint Estimation of Monotone Curves via Functional Principal Component Analysis. Academic Article uri icon


  • A functional data approach is developed to jointly estimate a collection of monotone curves that are irregularly and possibly sparsely observed with noise. In this approach, the unconstrained relative curvature curves instead of the monotone-constrained functions are directly modeled. Functional principal components are used to describe the major modes of variations of curves and allow borrowing strength across curves for improved estimation. A two-step approach and an integrated approach are considered for model fitting. The simulation study shows that the integrated approach is more efficient than separate curve estimation and the two-step approach. The integrated approach also provides more interpretable principle component functions in an application of estimating weekly wind power curves of a wind turbine.

published proceedings

  • Comput Stat Data Anal

author list (cited authors)

  • Shin, Y. E., Zhou, L., & Ding, Y. u.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Shin, Yei Eun||Zhou, Lan||Ding, Yu

publication date

  • January 2022