"Both researchers and practitioners would find this book useful, since currently missing data is a hot topic in statistics. The mathematical level of the book is definitely intermediate, a good amount of references is offered or is planned to be offered in notes, and an R-package will accompany the book. I can see a broad market of potential readers. It is quite typical for statistics departments to offer a graduate course on missing data at various depths. The proposed book allows an instructor to combine the discussion of missing data with presenting topics in density estimation, regression and time series analysis. The same argument applies to the survival analysis part. The proposed book treats both the missed and modified data simultaneously and via the same nonparametric methodology of series estimation, which makes it a convenient choice for a one semester graduate course that covers nonparametric estimation, missing data and survival analysis. Moreover, the proposed companion R-package would allow an instructor to show the power of this statistical software without going into R programming too deeply… Just a new good book on missing data in nonparametric estimation, or a new good book on nonparametric analysis of survival data, or a new good book on time series analysis with missing data would be of a great interest. And here we have a book that combines all these topics and it proposes a unique approach for solving all involved problems." ~Lyudmila Sakhanenko, Michigan State University
"There is a high demand for a book devoted to nonparametric estimation based on missing and modified data. Furthermore, as it is written, the proposed book can easily be used as a text for an intermediate level graduate course in statistics. Its R-package allows to reproduce all the figures (and there are figures in all sections), and a large number of exercises will make its use in a class much more attractive for an instructor… The book is well written, and the context is of interest to a broad spectrum of potential readers."
~Michael Baron, American University
"The book has multiple strengths. Since the same nonparametric series estimator is used, the reader can concentrate on the missingness and modifying mechanisms, whose statistical/probabilistic descriptions are mathematically rigorously introduced. For each setting it is explained how Fourier estimates are constructed. Then the reader can check the performance of the estimator by means of simulations, using different parameters. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter. Because of these strengths, the book would be an excellent textbook for Master and PhD level graduate courses."
~Ursula Mueller, Texas A&M University