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July/August 2011

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Classes and Workshops
Workshops Sponsored by American University

Fall 2011 (October)
Philosophy of Information, October 3, 2011, Washington DC, USA
Fall 2011 (November)
Information Theory and Shrinkage Estimation, November 12, 2011, Washington DC, USA
Spring 2012 (March)
Information and Econometrics of Networks, March 30-31, 2012, Washington DC, USA
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Classes and Workshops
American University Statistics Course Offerings: Fall 2011

American University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, proudly announces the Fall 2011 Statistics graduate course offering.

Probability (Math 501). This course introduces algebra of sets; probability in discrete sample spaces; combinational analysis; random variables; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and other distributions; and application. Prerequisite: Calculus III (multivariable).

Introduction to Survey Sampling (Stat 510). This course introduces the basic approaches to surveys, including simple random, systematic, and stratified sampling. Also included are the design of questionnaires and the analysis of sample data. Emphasis will be on the practical applications of surveys. It is useful for any students who intend to conduct or study the results of surveys in a variety of fields. Prerequisite: one course in statistics.

Statistical Methods (STAT 514). This course covers the basics of data analysis: hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, chi-square, ANOVA, and multiple linear regression with emphasis on applications. Prerequisite: one course in statistics.

Regression (STAT 515). This explores regression more fully, including logistic regression and other techniques based on non-normal distributions. It enables students to deal with more complicated real world models. Prerequisite: STAT 514 or equivalent.

Applied Multivariate Analysis (STAT 520). This is an introduction to multivariate analysis emphasizing statistical applications. The topics include multivariate distributions, multivariate analysis of variance, principle components, discriminant analysis, multivariate regression, etc., and their applications. Techniques covered here have wide applicability in many fields. Prerequisite: STAT 514 or equivalent.

Statistical Software (STAT 525). Evaluation and application of various software with emphasis on SAS and the possibility of SAS certification, a useful credential for employment or further study. Prerequisite: STAT 514 or equivalent.

Mathematical Statistics I (STAT 530). This course is for those interested in learning the theoretical basis of statistics and requires substantial mathematics background. The topics include distribution and functions of random variables, generating functions, order statistics, estimations, maximum likelihood, tests of hypotheses, etc. Prerequisite: Calculus III (multivariable).

Advanced Mathematical Statistics (STAT 600). Theory of estimation, properties of estimators, large-sample properties and techniques, and application. Prerequisite: 2 semesters of mathematical statistics.

The Fall 2011 semester will begin on August 29. For more information, please visit the departmentŐs website: http://www.american.edu/cas/mathstat/, or contact us at mathstat@american.edu, 202-885-3120.

Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016

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Note From The WSS NEWS Editor

Items for publication in the September 2011 issue of the WSS NEWS will be accepted until the 15th day of the preceding month.

Email items to wss.editor@gmail.com.

Please submit all materials in MS WORD or plain text.

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