Statistics

The Department of Statistics offers courses in the basic principles and techniques of probability and statistics, advanced theory and methods courses, courses in stochastic processes and methods, and courses statistical methods in finance.

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STAT GR5291 Advanced Data Analysis. 3 points.

Prerequisites: W4315 and either another statistics course numbered above the 4200 or permission of instructor.
Required for the major in statistics. Data analysis using a computer statistical package and selected exploratory data analysis subroutines. Topics include editing of data for errors, exploratory and standard techniques for one-way analysis of variance, linear regression, and two-way analysis of variance. Material is presented in case-study format

Fall 2017: STAT GR5291
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 5291 001/73747 F 6:10pm - 8:55pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall
Demissie Alemayehu 3 81/150
Spring 2018: STAT GR5291
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 5291 001/27566 F 10:10am - 12:40pm
Room TBA
Hammou ElBarmi 3 63/100

STAT GU4001 Introduction to Probability and Statistics. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: Calculus through multiple integration and infinite sums.

A calculus-based tour of the fundamentals of probability theory and statistical inference. Probability models, random variables, useful distributions, conditioning, expectations, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis tests, linear regression.  This course replaces SIEO 4150.

Fall 2017: STAT GU4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4001 001/65735 Sa 10:10am - 12:55pm
312 Mathematics Building
Daniel Rabinowitz 3 74/120
STAT 4001 002/62655 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
614 Schermerhorn Hall
Mark Brown 3 83/120
Spring 2018: STAT GU4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4001 001/61149 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
David Rios 3 144/150

STAT GU4204 Statistical Inference. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: STAT GU4203. At least one semester of calculus is required; two or three semesters are strongly recommended.

Calculus-based introduction to the theory of statistics. Useful distributions, law of large numbers and central limit theorem, point estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals maximum likelihood, likelihood ratio tests, nonparametric procedures, theory of least squares and analysis of variance.

Fall 2017: STAT GU4204
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4204 003/63362 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
614 Schermerhorn Hall
Michael Sobel 3 40/92
Spring 2018: STAT GU4204
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4204 001/65537 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Gabriel Young 3 60/60
STAT 4204 002/16672 Sa 1:10pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Dan Wang 3 10/50

STAT GU4231 Survival Analysis. 0 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: STAT GU4205 or the equivalent.

Survival distributions, types of censored data, estimation for various survival models, nonparametric estimation of survival distributions, the proportional hazard and accelerated lifetime models for regression analysis with failure-time data. Extensive use of the computer.

Spring 2018: STAT GU4231
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4231 001/69571 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Michael Shnaidman 0 2/25

STAT GU4282 Linear Regression and Time Series Methods. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Prerequisites: STAT GU4204 or the equivalent.

A one semester course covering: simple and multiple regression, including testing, estimation, and confidence procedures, modeling, regression diagnostics and plots, polynomial regression, colinearity and confounding, model selection, geometry of least squares. Linear time series models. Auto-regressive, moving average and ARIMA models. Estimation and forecasting with time series models. Confidence intervals and prediction error. Students may not receive credit for more than two of STAT W4315, W4437, and W4440. Satisfies the SOA VEE requirements in regression and in time-series.

Fall 2017: STAT GU4282
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4282 001/75679 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
516 Hamilton Hall
Flavio Bartmann 3 31/54
Spring 2018: STAT GU4282
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4282 001/62786 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Flavio Bartmann 3 34/50

STAT UN1001 Introduction to Statistical Reasoning. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

A friendly introduction to statistical concepts and reasoning with emphasis on developing statistical intuition rather than on mathematical rigor. Topics include design of experiments, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, probability, chance variability, sampling, chance models, and tests of significance.

Fall 2017: STAT UN1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1001 001/25100 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
517 Hamilton Hall
Guy Cohen 3 75/86
STAT 1001 002/20569 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
503 Hamilton Hall
Jonathan Auerbach 3 51/50
STAT 1001 003/29529 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
717 Hamilton Hall
Anthony Donoghue 3 51/86
Spring 2018: STAT UN1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1001 001/25358 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Promit Ghosal 3 49/50
STAT 1001 002/12964 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Ronald Neath 3 40/86
STAT 1001 003/73693 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Ronald Neath 3 59/86

STAT UN1101 Introduction to Statistics. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: intermediate high school algebra.

Designed for students in fields that emphasize quantitative methods. Graphical and numerical summaries, probability, theory of sampling distributions, linear regression, analysis of variance, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Quantitative reasoning and data analysis. Practical experience with statistical software. Illustrations are taken from a variety of fields. Data-collection/analysis project with emphasis on study designs is part of the coursework requirement.

Fall 2017: STAT UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1101 001/73141 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
603 Hamilton Hall
David Rios 3 42/54
STAT 1101 002/14935 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
602 Hamilton Hall
David Rios 3 53/86
STAT 1101 003/15455 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
717 Hamilton Hall
Ha Nguyen 3 73/86
Spring 2018: STAT UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1101 001/65180 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Banu Baydil 3 86/86
STAT 1101 002/70784 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Banu Baydil 3 85/86
STAT 1101 003/67797 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Anthony Donoghue 3 37/86

STAT UN1201 Calculus-Based Introduction to Statistics. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: one semester of calculus.

Designed for students who desire a strong grounding in statistical concepts with a greater degree of mathematical rigor than in STAT W1111. Random variables, probability distributions, pdf, cdf, mean, variance, correlation, conditional distribution, conditional mean and conditional variance, law of iterated expectations, normal, chi-square, F and t distributions, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, parameter estimation, unbiasedness, consistency, efficiency, hypothesis testing, p-value, confidence intervals, maximum likelihood estimation. Serves as the pre-requisite for ECON W3412.

Fall 2017: STAT UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1201 001/73218 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
517 Hamilton Hall
Joyce Robbins 3 74/86
STAT 1201 002/76589 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
702 Hamilton Hall
Joyce Robbins 3 78/86
STAT 1201 003/68663 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
717 Hamilton Hall
Arian Maleki 3 61/86
STAT 1201 004/70129 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
702 Hamilton Hall
Sheela Kolluri 3 76/86
Spring 2018: STAT UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1201 001/63271 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
David Rios 3 53/86
STAT 1201 002/70918 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Joyce Robbins 3 86/86
STAT 1201 003/29709 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Joyce Robbins 3 86/86
STAT 1201 004/11251 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Sheela Kolluri 3 48/86

STAT W4201 Advanced Data Analysis. 3 points.

Prerequisites: W4315 and either another statistics course numbered above the 4200 or permission of instructor.
Required for the major in statistics. Data analysis using a computer statistical package and selected exploratory data analysis subroutines. Topics include editing of data for errors, exploratory and standard techniques for one-way analysis of variance, linear regression, and two-way analysis of variance. Material is presented in case-study format

STAT W4281 Theory of Interest. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Prerequisites: At least one semester of calculus.

Introduction to the mathematical theory of interest as well as the elements of economic and financial theory of interest. Topics include rates of interest and discount; simple, compound, real, nominal, effective, dollar (time)-weighted; present, current, future value; discount function; annuities; stocks and other instruments; definitions of key terms of modern financial analysis; yield curves; spot (forward) rates; duration; immunization; and short sales. The course will cover determining equivalent measures of interest; discounting; accumulating; determining yield rates; and amortization.

STAT W4315 Linear Regression Models. 3 points.

Prerequisites: STAT W3000 or the equivalent and STAT W3659 or the equivalent.
Corequisites: MATH V2110, V1101, and V1102
Theory and practice of regression analysis. Simple and multiple regression including testing, estimation and confidence procedures, modeling, regression diagnostics and plots, polynomial regression, fixed effects ANOVA and ANCOVA models, nonlinear regression, multiple comparisons, co-linearity and confounding, model selection. Emphasis on geometric approach to the theory and computer use to analyze data

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