Abstract: We study partially linear models for asynchronous longitudinal data to incorporate nonlinear time trend effects. Local and global estimating equations are developed for estimating the parametric and nonparametric effects. We show that with a proper choice of the kernel bandwidth parameter, one can obtain consistent and asymptotically normal parameter estimates for the linear effects. Asymptotic properties of the estimated non- linear effects are established. Extensive simulation studies provide numerical support for the theoretical findings. Data from an HIV study are used to illustrate our methodology.
Host: Todd Kuffner