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STAT 4530

Statistical Inference for Data Scientists

Mathematical and computational approaches to estimation and inference from frequentist and Bayesian perspectives. Sampling distributions; maximum likelihood estimation; computational maximization of likelihoods, including grid search, Newton- Raphson methods; likelihood ratio tests. Simulations of power and error rates. Introduction to Bayesian inference; prior and posterior distributions; model building; sampling from the posterior distribution; MCMC algorithms.

Prerequisites:
CSCI 3360 and STAT 4510/6510
Semester Offered:
Spring
Level:

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