MATH-562 / 5 credits

Teacher: Davison Anthony Christopher

Language: English


Summary

Inference from the particular to the general based on probability models is central to the statistical method. This course gives a graduate-level account of the main ideas of statistical inference.

Content

Keywords

Bayesian inference; calibration; data; decision theory; evidence; likelihood inference.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Courses on basic probability and statistics (e.g., MATH-240, MATH-230) and a first course on the linear model (e.g., MATH-341).

Important concepts to start the course

Basic statistical background.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Formulate a statistical model suitable for a given situation
  • Analyze the properties of a statistical inference procedure
  • Assess / Evaluate the adequacy of a statistical formulation
  • Assess / Evaluate the evidence for a statistical hypothesis

Transversal skills

  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

Slides and board

Expected student activities

Attending lectures and problem classes; interacting in class; tackling problem sheets.

Assessment methods

Final exam. Maybe a mid-term test.

Dans le cas de l'art. 3 al. 5 du Règlement de section, l'enseignant décide de la forme de l'examen qu'il communique aux étudiants concernés.

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Cox, D. R. (2006)  Principles of Statistical Inference

Cox, D. R. and Hinkley, D. V. (1974) Theoretical Statistics

Davison, A. C. Statistical Models

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Will be provided on Moodle.

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical inference
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical inference
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical inference
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical inference
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical inference
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14   CE1100 
14-15    
15-16   CE1100 
16-17    
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 13h - 15h: Lecture CE1100

Thursday, 15h - 17h: Exercise, TP CE1100