Breakthrough: Local and Global Asymptotic Inference in Smoothing Spline Models

September,  2014

Zuofeng Shang and Guang Cheng have recently published one research article on the Local and Global Asymptotic Inference in Smoothing Spline Models (Annals of Statistics; 41:2608-2638). The new procedures for inference developed in this article, together with their rigorously derived asymptotic properties, fill one long-standing gap in the smoothing spline literature. It has been commented that this work is "perhaps the most important breakthrough in the asymptotic theory of spline smoothing in a long time".