## Profile likelihood & MDL for measuring the strength of evidence

D. R. Bickel, “Pseudo-likelihood, explanatory power, and Bayes’s theorem [Comment on ‘A likelihood paradigm for clinical trials’],” *Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice* **7**, 178-182 (2013).

## Estimates of the local FDR

Z. Yang, Z. Li, and D. R. Bickel, “Empirical Bayes estimation of posterior probabilities of enrichment: A comparative study of five estimators of the local false discovery rate,” *BMC Bioinformatics* **14**, art. 87 (2013). published version | 2011 version | 2010 version

This paper adapts novel empirical Bayes methods for the problem of detecting enrichment in the form of differential representation of genes associated with a biological category with respect to a list of genes identified as differentially expressed. Read more…

## Optimal strength of evidence

D. R. Bickel, “Minimax-optimal strength of statistical evidence for a composite alternative hypothesis,” *International Statistical Review* **81**, 188-206 (2013). 2011 version | Simple explanation (added 2 July 2017)

This publication generalizes the likelihood measure of evidential support for a hypothesis with the help of tools originally developed by information theorists for minimizing the number of letters in a message. The approach is illustrated with an application to proteomics data.

## Local FDR estimation for low-dimensional data

M. Padilla and D. R. Bickel, “Estimators of the local false discovery rate designed for small numbers of tests,” *Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology* **11** (5), art. 4 (2012). Full article | 2010 & 2012 preprints