Chapter 2 has been tentatively accepted by the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics for the second-round revision. It has won the ASA Statistical Graphics Student Paper Award and the ACEMS Business Analytics Prize in 2018. Chapter 3 has been accepted by the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. The accompanying R package tsibble has won the John Chambers Statistical Software Award in 2019. Chapter 4 is yet to be submitted.

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