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- In The Spotlight:
- Seminars, Conferences, Symposia & Call For Papers:
- Upcoming Seminars
- 7th International Conference on Multiple Comparison Procedures (August 29-September 1, 2011)
- The Washington-Baltimore Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (DC-AAPOR)Workshop on Total Survey Error (September 21, 2011)
- Association of Public Data Users (APDU) 2011 Annual Conference - Public Data on a Budget: Making Critical Policy Decisions in the Current Fiscal Climate (September 21-22, 2011)
- Info-Metrics Institute Workshop - Philosophy of Information (October 3, 2011)
- 2011 Morris Hansen Lecture - October 18, 2011
Total Survey Error: Design-Based/Model-Based Viewpoints and Missing Conceptual Components. Speakers: Robert Groves and Rod Little (details will be available soon)
- SouthEast SAS® Users Group (SESUG) 19th Annual Conference (October 23-25, 2011)
- 2012 Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Conference (January 10-12, 2012)
- 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI 2012) (January 28-30, 2012)
- Fourth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES IV) (June 11-14, 2012)
- International Conference on Methods for Surveying and Enumerating Hard-to-Reach Populations (October 31-November 3, 2012)
- International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) International Workshop/Conference on Bayesian Theory and Applications (IWCBTA) (January 6-10, 2013)
- Classes and Workshops:
- Workshops Sponsored by American University
- Georgetown University Graduate Program
in Mathematics and Statistics (Fall 2011)
- American University Statistics Course Offerings: Fall 2011
- Machine Learning (October 10 to December 16, 2011, free over the Web from Stanford University)
- Short Courses (includes JPSM short courses)
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-885-3120.
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016
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