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We define a class of multivariate maxima of moving multivariate maxima, generalising the M4 processes. For these stationary multivariate time series we characterise the joint distribution of extremes and compute the multivariate extremal index. We derive the bivariate upper tail dependence coefficients and the extremal coefficient of the new limiting multivariate extreme value distributions.

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We propose a new definition of a multivariate subexponential distribution. We compare this definition with the two existing notions of multivariate subexponentiality, and compute the asymptotic behaviour of the ruin probability in the context of an insurance portfolio, when multivariate subexponentiality holds. Previously such results were available only in the case of multivariate regularly varying claims.

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The aim of this work is to show how symbolic computation can be used to perform multivariate Lagrange, Hermite and Birkhoff interpolation and help us to build more realistic interpolating functions. After a theoretical introduction in which we analyze the complexity of the method we shall focus our attention on applications.

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The uniqueness question of the multivariate moment problem is studied by different methods: Hilbert space operators, complex function theory, polynomial approximation, disintegration, integral geometry. Most of the known results in the multi-dimensional case are reviewed and reproved, and a number of new determinacy criteria are developed.

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industrial production requires multivariate control charts to enable monitoring of several components. recently there has been an increased interest also in other areas such as detection of bioterrorism, spatial surveillance and transaction strategies in finance. in the literature, several types of multivariate counterparts to the univariate shewhart, ewma and cusum methods have been proposed. we review general approaches to multivariate control chart. suggestions are made on the special challenges of evaluating multivariate surveillance methods.

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We define a new multivariate time series model by generalizing the ARMAX process in a multivariate way. We give conditions on stationarity and analyze local dependence and domains of attraction. As a consequence of the obtained result, we derive a new method of construction of multivariate extreme value copulas. We characterize the extremal dependence by computing the multivariate extremal index and bivariate upper tail dependence coefficients. An estimation procedure for the multivariate extremal index shall be presented. We also address the marginal estimation and propose a new estimator for the ARMAX autoregressive parameter.

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In this paper, we consider the multivariate Bernoulli distribution as a model to estimate the structure of graphs with binary nodes. This distribution is discussed in the framework of the exponential family, and its statistical properties regarding independence of the nodes are demonstrated. Importantly the model can estimate not only the main effects and pairwise interactions among the nodes but also is capable of modeling higher order interactions, allowing for the existence of complex clique effects. We compare the multivariate Bernoulli model with existing graphical inference models - the Ising model and the multivariate Gaussian model, where only the pairwise interactions are considered. On the other hand, the multivariate Bernoulli distribution has an interesting property in that independence and uncorrelatedness of the component random variables are equivalent. Both the marginal and conditional distributions of a subset of variables in the multivariate Bernoulli distribution still follow the multivariate Bernoulli distribution. Furthermore, the multivariate Bernoulli logistic model is developed under generalized linear model theory by utilizing the canonical link function in order to include covariate information on the nodes, edges and cliques. We also consider variable selection techniques such as LASSO in the logistic model to impose sparsity structure on the graph. Finally, we discuss extending the smoothing spline ANOVA approach to the multivariate Bernoulli logistic model to enable estimation of non-linear effects of the predictor variables.

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The suboptimal performance of wavelets with regard to the approximation of multivariate data gave rise to new representation systems, specifically designed for data with anisotropic features. Some prominent examples of these are given by ridgelets, curvelets, and shearlets, to name a few. The great variety of such so-called directional systems motivated the search for a common framework, which unites many under one roof and enables a simultaneous analysis, for example with respect to approximation properties. Building on the concept of parabolic molecules, the recently introduced framework of $\alpha$-molecules does in fact include the previous mentioned systems. Until now however it is confined to the bivariate setting, whereas nowadays one often deals with higher dimensional data. This motivates the extension of this unifying theory to dimensions larger than 2, put forward in this work. In particular, we generalize the central result that the cross-Gramian of any two systems of $\alpha$-molecules will to some extent be localized. As an exemplary application, we investigate the sparse approximation of video signals, which are instances of 3D data. The multivariate theory allows us to derive almost optimal approximation rates for a large class of representation systems.

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The notion of multivariate upcrossings index of a stationary sequence ${\bf{X}}=\{(X_{n,1},\ldots,X_{n,d})\}_{n\geq 1}$ is introduced and its main properties are derived, namely the relations with the multivariate extremal index and the clustering of upcrossings. Under asymptotic independence conditions on the marginal sequences of ${\bf{X}}$ the multivariate upcrossings index is obtained from the marginal upcrossings indices. For a class of stationary multidimensional sequences assumed to satisfy a mild oscillation restriction, the multivariate upcrossings index is computed from the joint distribution of a finite number of variables. The upcrossings index is calculated for two examples of bivariate sequences.