Areas of faculty research activity include high dimensional data, statistical decision and estimation theory, biostatistics, stochastic modeling, robust and nonparametric inference, semiparametric inference, categorical data analysis, theory and inference for stochastic processes, stochastic analysis, time series and spatial statistics. Students may concentrate in applied or theoretical statistics by selecting an appropriate sequence of courses and a research area to form an individual plan of study. The Program also offers students from other disciplines an opportunity to select a variety of statistics courses to supplement their own study. Bioinformatics is an emerging field with rapid development and has significant overlap with Biostatistics.
Probability distribution A probability distribution is a function that assigns a probability to each measurable subset of the possible outcomes of a random experimentsurveyor procedure of statistical inference. Examples are found in experiments whose sample space is non-numerical, where the distribution would be a categorical distribution ; experiments whose sample space is encoded by discrete random variableswhere the distribution can be specified by a probability mass function ; and experiments with sample spaces encoded by continuous random variables, where the distribution can be specified by a probability density function.
More complex experiments, such as those involving stochastic processes defined in continuous timemay demand the use of more general probability measures. A probability distribution can either be univariate or multivariate.
A univariate distribution gives the probabilities of a single random variable taking on various alternative values; a multivariate distribution a joint probability distribution gives the probabilities of a random vector —a set of two or more random variables—taking on various combinations of values.
Important and commonly encountered univariate probability distributions include the binomial distributionthe hypergeometric distributionand the normal distribution. The multivariate normal distribution is a commonly encountered multivariate distribution.
Normal distributionthe most common continuous distribution Bernoulli distributionfor the outcome of a single Bernoulli trial e. Discrete uniform distributionfor a finite set of values e.
Statistical inference Statistical inference is the process of drawing conclusions from data that are subject to random variation, for example, observational errors or sampling variation. Inferential statistics are used to test hypotheses and make estimations using sample data.
Whereas descriptive statistics describe a sample, inferential statistics infer predictions about a larger population that the sample represents. The outcome of statistical inference may be an answer to the question "what should be done next?
For the most part, statistical inference makes propositions about populations, using data drawn from the population of interest via some form of random sampling. More generally, data about a random process is obtained from its observed behavior during a finite period of time.
Given a parameter or hypothesis about which one wishes to make inference, statistical inference most often uses: Regression analysis In statisticsregression analysis is a statistical process for estimating the relationships among variables.
It includes many techniques for modeling and analyzing several variables, when the focus is on the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables.
More specifically, regression analysis helps one understand how the typical value of the dependent variable or 'criterion variable' changes when any one of the independent variables is varied, while the other independent variables are held fixed.
Most commonly, regression analysis estimates the conditional expectation of the dependent variable given the independent variables — that is, the average value of the dependent variable when the independent variables are fixed. Less commonly, the focus is on a quantileor other location parameter of the conditional distribution of the dependent variable given the independent variables.
In all cases, the estimation target is a function of the independent variables called the regression function.Our students and our faculty understand the unique challenges and satisfactions that the careful study of mathematics and statistics offers. Mathematical ideas and results not only represent some of the highest accomplishments of human society, but also are an indispensable tool in an ever.
Fostering the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability.
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Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of data. Statistics is about the mathematical modeling of observable phenomena, using stochastic models, and about analyzing data: estimating parameters of the model and testing hypotheses.
In these notes, we study various estimation and testing procedures. We consider their theoretical properties and we investigate various notions of optimality.