STATISTCS 200A: Intermediate Probability and Statistical Theory

Fall 2017

**Basic
Information**

Lecture: 9:30- 10:50am TueThu @ DBH1300

Discussion: 4-4:50pm @ ICS180. We don’t
use discussions every week. Please check your email for announcements.

Office hour: Tuesday 12:30-1:30 pm or by
appointment

Instructor: Zhaoxia YU
(zhaoxia@ics.uci.edu)

Reader: TBA

**Academic Misconduct**

Academic misconduct is
unacceptable. I have a zero-tolerance policy against academic dishonesty.
Incidents of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Associate Dean and
will result in zero grades with additional penalties such as suspension or
dismissal from the University. For further information, please go to
http://honesty.uci.edu/

**Assignments**: hw0, hw1, hw2, hw3, hw4
(due at noon on Friday, Dec 8). Please slide your homework under the door of my
office (2214 Bren Hall)

**Lecture
notes**: lec1and2,
lec3and4, lec5and6,
lec7, lec8to10,
lec11, lec12,
lec13and14, lec15,
lec16, lec17to18

**Examples**: Classical
probabilities, EM

**Description
and Objectives**

Stat 200A is the first of a
three-quarter series on probability theory and statistics. The goal of this
course is to build basic theoretical foundation for mathematical and applied
statistics. Topics that will be covered include basics of probability theory,
random variable and transformations, and distributions for both univariate and
multivariate random variables.

**Prerequisites**

Statistics 120A, B, C or equivalent.

**Textbook**

Casella, G. and Berger, R. L. (2002).
Statistical Inference, 2nd Edition, Duxbury. (Required)

Outline & Tentative Schedule

Weeks 1-2: Chapters 1-2.

Weeks 3-5: Chapter 3.

Weeks 6-8: Chapter 4.

Weeks 9-10: Chapter 5.

Materials not covered by the textbook
will be introduced. You are responsible for what is presented in lecture and
the book.

**Grading**

The grade is based upon homework assignments
(30%), a midterm exam (30%) and a final exam (40%). Late homework will be
discounted by 25% for each additional day.

Discussing assignments verbally with
classmates is allowed and encouraged. However, you can NOT look at or copy
others' solution. Identified cheating incidents will be reported and will
result in zero grades.

**Exams
**

The exams are closed book and closed
notes. Cheat sheets are not allowed.

Calculators are not needed. You may not
use any other electronic devices such as cell phone / ipad / tablet computer /
laptop during the exam.

Tampering with an examination then
returning it for more credit will be reported as academic dishonesty. Note,
your exam papers will be photocopied before they are handed back to you.

The final is comprehensive.

**Important
Dates**

TBA