Course Listing for 2016-17Note:This is a TENTATIVE schedule. The course listings shown here are neither guaranteed, nor considered "final". Department Chairs may provide updated information regarding course offerings or faculty assignments throughout the year. Be sure to check this list regularly for new or revised information.

Course Title description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017 Summer 2017 STATS 200A STATS 200ABasics of probability theory, random variables and basic transformations, univariate distributions - discrete and continuous, multivariate distributions. Prerequisites: Statistics 120A-B-C or equivalent or consent of instructor. Yaming Yu

STATS 200B STATS 200BRandom samples, transformations, limit laws, normal distribution theory, introduction to stochastic processes, data reduction, point estimation (maximum likelihood). Prerequisites: Statistics 120A-B-C or equivalent or consent of instructor. Babak Shahbaba

STATS 200C STATS 200CInterval estimation, hypothesis testing, decision theory and Bayesian inference, basic linear model theory. Prerequisites: Statistics 120A-B-C or equivalent or consent of instructor. Zhaoxia Yu

STATS 201 STATS 201Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing data from experiments and surveys. Methods covered include two-sample procedures, analysis of variance, simple and multiple linear regression. May not be taken for graduate credit by Statistics graduate students. Prerequisite: knowledge of basic statistics (at level of Statistics 7). Concurrent with Statistics 110. Sevan Gregory Gulesserian

Tsung-Hua Lin

STATS 202 STATS 202Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing data from surveys or experiments. Emphasizes application and understanding of methods for categorical data including contingency tables, logistic and Poisson regression, loglinear models. May not be taken for graduate credit by Statistics graduate students. Prerequisite: Statistics 201 or equivalent. Concurrent with Statistics 111. Sevan Gregory Gulesserian

Hernando Ombao

STATS 203 STATS 203Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data from experiments and cohort studies. Topics covered include survival methods for censored time-to-event data, linear mixed models, non-linear mixed effects models, and generalized estimating equations. May not be taken for graduate credit by Statistics graduate students. Prerequisite: Statistics 202 or equivalent. Concurrent with Statistics 112. TBD

STATS 205 STATS 205Basic Bayesian concepts and methods with emphasis on data analysis. Special emphasis on specification of prior distributions. Development for one-two samples and on to binary, Poisson, and linear regression. Analyses performed using free OpenBugs software. Michele Guindani

STATS 210 STATS 210Statistical methods for analyzing data from surveys and experiments. Topics include randomization and model-based inference, two-sample methods, analysis of variance, linear regression and model diagnostics. Prerequisite: knowledge of basic statistics (at the level of Statistics 7), calculus, linear algebra. Hernando Ombao

STATS 211 STATS 211Development of the theory and application of generalized linear models. Topics include likelihood estimation and asymptotic distributional theory for exponential families, quasi-likelihood and mixed model development. Emphasizes methodological development and application to real scientific problems. Daniel Gillen

STATS 212 STATS 212Development and application of statistical methods for analyzing corrected data. Topics covered include repeated measures ANOVA, linear mixed models, non-linear mixed effects models, and generalized estimating equations. Emphasizes both theoretical development and application of the presented methodology. Daniel Gillen

STATS 220A STATS 220AAdvanced topics in probability and statistical inference including measure theoretic probability, large sample theory, decision theory, resampling and Monte Carlo methods, nonparametric methods. Prerequisites: Statistics 200A-B-C. Weining Shen

STATS 220B STATS 220BAdvanced topics in probability and statistical inference including measure theoretic probability, large sample theory, decision theory, resampling and Monte Carlo methods, nonparametric methods. Prerequisites: Statistics 200A-B-C. Weining Shen

STATS 225 STATS 225Introduction to the Bayesian approach to statistical inference. Topics include univariate and multivariate models, choice of prior distributions, hierarchical models, computation including Markov chain Monte Carlo, model checking, and model selection. Prerequisites: two quarters of upper-division or graduate training in probability and statistics, or consent of instructor. Yaming Yu

STATS 230 STATS 230Numerical computations and algorithms with applications in statistics. Topics include optimization methods including the EM algorithm, random number generation and simulation, Markov chain simulation tools, and numerical integration. Prerequisites: two quarters of upper-division or graduate training in probability and statistics. Statistics 230 and CS 206 may not both be taken for credit. Babak Shahbaba

STATS 240 STATS 240Theory and application of multivariate statistical methods. Topics include: likelihood and Bayesian inference for the multivariate normal model, visualization of multivariate data, data reduction techniques, cluster analysis, and multivariate statistical models. Prerequisites: Statistics 200A-B-C and Mathematics 121A. Zhaoxia Yu

STATS 245 STATS 245Statistical models for analysis of time series from time and frequency domain perspectives. Emphasizes theory and application of time series data analysis methods. Topics include ARMA/ARIMA models, model identification and estimation, linear operators, Fourier analysis, spectral estimation, state space models, Kalman filter. Prerequisites: Statistics 200A-B-C. Michele Guindani

STATS 250 STATS 250Statistical methods commonly used to analyze data arising from clinical studies. Topics include analysis of observational studies and randomized clinical trials, techniques in the analysis of survival and longitudinal data, approaches to handling missing data, meta-analysis, nonparametric methods. Prerequisite: Statistics 210. Tsung-Hua Lin

STATS 275 STATS 275Training in collaborative research and practical application of statistics. Emphasis on effective communication as it relates to identifying scientific objectives, formulating a statistical analysis plan, choice of statistical methods, and interpretation of results and their limitations to non-statisticians. Hernando Ombao

STATS 280 STATS 280Periodic seminar series covering topics of current research in statistics and its application. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Hernando Ombao

Babak Shahbaba

Yaming Yu

STATS 281A STATS 281AIntroduction to basic principles of probability and statistical inference. Axiomatic definition of probability, random variables, probability distributions, expectation. Yaming Yu

STATS 281B STATS 281BIntroduction to basic principles of probability and statistical inference. Point estimation, interval estimating, and testing hypotheses, Bayesian approaches to inference. Weining Shen

STATS 281C STATS 281CIntroduction to basic principles of probability and statistical inference. Contingency table analysis, linear regression, analysis of variance, model checking. Zhaoxia Yu