UT Dallas 2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Statistics

STAT 1342 (MATH 1342) Statistical Decision Making (3 semester hours) Principles of quantitative decision making: summarizing data, modeling uncertainty, loss functions, probability, conditional probability, random variables. Introduction to statistics: estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression. Introduction to statistical packages. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, or major requirements in the Schools of Management or Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 1306 or MATH 1314 or equivalent. (3-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 3103 Statistical Computer Packages (1 semester hour) An introduction to the use of statistics packages, such as SAS, BMD, SPSS, Minitab, and S, for the analysis of data. Based primarily on self-study materials. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for mathematics majors. Prerequisite: one semester of statistics. (1-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 3332 Statistics for Life Sciences (3 semester hours) Graphs, histograms, mean, median, standard deviation, Chebyshev's inequality, standardized scores, simple linear regression and correlation; basic rules of probability, Bayes theorem; Normal t, chi squared, F, binomial and Poisson distributions; point estimation; hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for means, proportions regression coefficients, and correlation; one way ANOVA; contingency tables. Applications in life sciences will be emphasized throughout the course. Cannot be used by mathematics, engineering, or computer science majors to satisfy degree requirements. Prerequisite: MATH 2312 or MATH 1325 or equivalent. (3-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 3341 Probability and Statistics in Computer Science and Software Engineering (3 semester hours) Axiomatic probability theory, independence, conditional probability. Discrete and continuous random variables, special distributions of importance to CS/SE, and expectation. Simulation of random variables and Monte Carlo methods. Central limit theorem. Basic statistical inference, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. Introduction to stochastic processes. Illustrative examples and simulation exercises from queuing, reliability, and other CS/SE applications. Students cannot get credit for both (CS 3341 or SE 3341 or STAT 3341) and ENGR 3341. Prerequisites: (MATH 1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419), and (CE 2305 or CS 2305 or TE 2305). (Same as CS 3341 and SE 3341) (3-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 3355 Data Analysis for Statisticians and Actuaries (3 semester hours) Methods of data analysis used in different areas of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Sampling, fitting and testing models, regression, and comparison of populations. A statistical computer package will be used. Prerequisite: MATH 2415 or MATH 2419. (3-0) Y (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 3360 Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics (3 semester hours) Probability theory including independence, conditioning, density functions, frequently used families of distributions, random variables, expectation, moments, and the central limit theorem; statistical inference including sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression. Cannot be used by mathematics, engineering, or computer science majors to satisfy degree requirements. Prerequisite: MATH 1326. (3-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 4351 Probability (3 semester hours) Sample spaces, probability of events, Kolmogorov's axioms, independence and dependence, Bayesian methodology. Discrete and continuous random variables. Probability distributions, mass functions and densities of univariate and multivariate random variables. Expected values, variances, moment generating functions, covariances and related issues. Probability inequalities. Special probability distributions and special probability densities. Functions of random variables, distribution function techniques, transformation techniques for one and several variables, moment-generating techniques. The law of large numbers, the central limit theorem and classical sampling distributions. Proofs of all main results. Practical examples illustrating the theory. The course can be used as a preparation for the first (Probability) actuarial exam. Prerequisite: MATH 2451. (3-0) Y (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 4352 Mathematical Statistics (3 semester hours) Sampling distributions. Order statistics. Decision theory including minimax and Bayes criterion. Point estimation including unbiased estimators, efficiency, consistency, sufficiency, robustness, the method of moments, the method of maximum likelihood, Bayesian estimation. Interval estimation including the estimation of means, differences of means, proportions, differences between proportions, variances and ratios of variances. Hypothesis testing including Neyman-Pearson lemma, power function and likelihood ratio test. Special tests involving means, variances and proportions. Nonparametric tests. Foundations of regression, correlation, design and analysis of experiments. Proofs of all main results. Practical examples illustrating the theory. The course can be used as a preparation for the statistical part of the fourth actuarial exam. Prerequisite: STAT 4351 or equivalent. (3-0) Y (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 4382 Stochastic Processes (3 semester hours) Stochastic models including Markov chains, random walks, Poisson processes, renewal processes, and an introduction to time series and forecasting. Prerequisite: STAT 4351 or equivalent. (3-0) Y (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 4v02 Independent Study in Statistics (1-6 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Student must obtain approval from participating mathematics faculty member and the undergraduate advisor. Can satisfy Communication elective (3 hours) if it has a major writing/report component. ([1-6]-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 4v97 Undergraduate Topics in Statistics (1-9 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-9]-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 5191 Statistical Computing Packages (1 semester hour) Introduction to use of major statistical packages such as SAS, BMD, and Minitab. Based primarily on self-study materials. No credit allowed to mathematical sciences majors. Prerequisite: One semester of statistics. (1-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 5351 Probability and Statistics I (3 semester hours) A mathematical treatment of probability theory. Random variables, distributions, conditioning, expectations, special distributions and the central limit theorem. The theory is illustrated by numerous examples. This is a basic course in probability and uses calculus extensively. Prerequisite: Multivariable calculus (MATH 2451). (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 5352 Probability and Statistics II (3 semester hours) Theory and methods of statistical inference. Sampling, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression with applications. Prerequisite: STAT 5351. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 5390 Topics in Statistics - Level 5 (3 semester hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). (3-0) R (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6326 Sampling Theory (3 semester hours) Introduction to survey sampling theory and methods. Topics include simple random, stratified, systematic, cluster, unequal probability, multistage, spatial sampling designs. Estimation of means, proportions, variances, ratios, and other parameters for a finite population, optimal allocation, detectability, multiplicity. Prerequisite: STAT 5351. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6329 Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes (3 semester hours) Basic random processes used in stochastic modeling, including Poisson, Gaussian, and Markov processes with an introduction to renewal processes and queuing theory. Measure theory not required. Prerequisite: STAT 5351. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6331 Statistical Inference I (3 semester hours) Introduction to fundamental concepts and methods of statistical modeling and decision making. Basic distribution theory. Decision theory. Exponential families of models. Sufficiency. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Likelihood methods and optimality. Large sample approximations. Prerequisites: STAT 5352 or equivalent and MATH 5302 or equivalent. (3-0) Y (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6332 Statistical Inference II (3 semester hours) Elementary and advanced asymptotic methods, treating sample quantiles, U-statistics, differentiable statistical functions, and incluence curves, the MLE, L-statistics, M-statistics, and the bootstrap. Advanced aspects of statistical inference, likelihood-based inference, robust statistics. General forms of Neyman-Pearson Lemma. Metrics on spaces of probability distributions. Prerequisites: STAT 6331. Pre-/Co-Requisite: STAT 6344. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6337 Advanced Statistical Methods I (3 semester hours) Statistical methods most often used in the analysis of data. Study of statistical models, including multiple regression, nonlinear regression, stepwise regression, regression diagnostics, balanced and unbalanced analysis of variance, analysis of covariance and log-linear analysis of multiway contingency tables. Prerequisites: MATH 2418 and STAT 5352 or STAT 6331. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6338 Advanced Statistical Methods II (3 semester hours) This course continues STAT 6337. Topics include one way and multiway analysis of variance, fixed, random, and mixed effects models, nested designs, repeated measures designs, fractional designs, Latin squares, diagnostics, and implementation of statistical methods in SAS. Prerequisite: STAT 6337. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6339 Linear Statistical Models (3 semester hours) Vectors of random variables, multivariate normal distribution, quadratic forms. Theoretical treatment of general linear models, including the Gauss-Markov theorem, estimation, hypotheses testing, and polynomial regression. Introduction to the analysis of variance and analysis of covariance. Prerequisites: STAT 6331 and MATH 2418 or equivalent. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6341 Numerical Linear Algebra and Statistical Computing (3 semester hours) A study of computational methods used in statistics. Topics to be covered include the simulation of stochastic processes, numerical linear algebra, QR decomposition and least squares regression, SV decomposition and multivariate data, statistical programming languages, and graphical methods. Prerequisite: STAT 5352 or STAT 6337. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6343 Experimental Design (3 semester hours) This course focuses on the planning, development, implementation and analysis of data collected under controlled experimental conditions. Repeated measures designs, Graeco-Latin square designs, randomized block designs, balanced incomplete block designs, partially balanced incomplete block designs, fractional replication and confounding. The course requires substantial use of computer facilities. Prerequisite: STAT 6338 or equivalent knowledge of fixed and random effects crossed ANOVA designs. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6344 Probability Theory I (3 semester hours) Measure theoretic coverage of probability theory. Topics include: Axioms of probability, Integration; Distributions and moments; Probability Inequalities; Convergence of probability measures; Laws of large numbers; Central limit theorem; Three-series theorem; Zero-one laws; Glivenko-Cantelli theorem; Law of iterated logarithm; Conditional probability and expectation; Introduction to martingales. Prerequisite: MATH 5302 or equivalent. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6347 Applied Time Series Analysis (3 semester hours) Methods and theory for the analysis of data collected over time. The course covers techniques commonly used in both the frequency domain (harmonic analysis) and the time domain (autoregressive, moving average models). Prerequisite: STAT 6337 or equivalent. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6348 Applied Multivariate Analysis (3 semester hours) Currently used techniques of multivariate analysis. Topics include Hotelling's T test, the multivariate linear model, principal components analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, classification problems, graphics and visualization tools. Emphasis on computations with R or other software. Additional topics may be covered based on current research of the instructor. Prerequisite: STAT 5352 or STAT 6331. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6365 Statistical Quality and Process Control (3 semester hours) Statistical methodology of monitoring, testing, and improving the quality of goods and services is developed at the intermediate level. Topics include control charts for variables and attributes, assessment of process stability and capability, construction and interpretation of CUSUM, moving average charts and V-masks, optimal sampling techniques, and evaluation of operating-characteristic curves and average time to detection. Prerequisite: STAT 5351 or equivalent. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6390 Topics in Statistics - Level 6 (3 semester hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Topics selected from but not limited to choices such as spatial statics, nonparametric curve estimation, functional data analysis, statistical learning and data mining, actuarial science, sampling theory, statistical quality and process control, sequential analysis, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, categorical data analysis, and clinical trials, for example. (3-0) R (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 6v99 Statistical Consulting (1-3 semester hours) Practical experience in collaboration with individuals who are working on problems which are amenable to statistical analysis. Problem formulation, statistical abstraction of the problem, and analysis of the data. Course may be repeated but a maximum of three hours may be counted toward the requirements for the master's degree. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. ([1-3]-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 7330 Decision Theory and Bayesian Inference (3 semester hours) Statistical decision theory and Bayesian inference are developed at an intermediate mathematical level. Prerequisites: MATH 5302 or equivalent and STAT 6331. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 7331 Multivariate Analysis (3 semester hours) Vector space foundations and geometric considerations. The multivariate normal distribution: properties, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Multivariate t-test. Classification problems. The Wishart distribution. General linear hypothesis and MANOVA. Principal components, canonical correlations, factor analysis. Multivariate nonparametric and robust methods. Prerequisite: STAT 6331 or equivalent. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 7334 Nonparametric and Robust Statistical Methods (3 semester hours) Topics chosen from Order statistics, ranks, L-statistics, M-statistics, R-statistics. One- and multi-sample location and scale problems. Nonparametric ANOVA. Pitman asymptotic relative efficiency. Minimax asymptotic variance and minimum bias criteria for robust estimation. Robust confidence limits. Optimal influence curves. Nonparametric/robust density and regression curve estimation. Nonparametric and robust methods for multivariate date. Prerequisite: STAT 6331 or equivalent. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 7338 Time Series Modeling and Filtering (3 semester hours) Theory of correlated observations observed sequentially in time. Stationary processes, Autocovariance function. ARMA models. Optimal forecasting in time domain and in frequency domain. Spectral representation. Estimation and model selection. Nonstationary time series models. Prerequisite: STAT 6331. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 7345 Advanced Probability and Stochastic Processes (3 semester hours) Taught as a continuation of STAT 6344. Martingales, Kolmogorov's existence theorem, random walk, Markov chains, the Poisson process, the general birth and death process, other Markov processes, renewal processes, Brownian motion and diffusion, stationary processes, and the empirical process. Prerequisite: STAT 6344. (3-0) T (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 7390 Topics in Statistics - Level 7 (3 semester hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Topics selected from but not limited to choices such as spatial statistics, nonparametric curve estimation, functional data analysis, statistical learning and data mining, actuarial science, sampling theory, statistical quality and process control, sequential analysis, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, categorical data analysis, and clinical trials, for example. (3-0) R (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 8v02 Individual Instruction in Statistics (1-6 semester hours) May be repeated for credit. ([1-6]-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 8v03 Advanced Topics in Statistics (1-6 semester hours) May be repeated for credit. ([1-6]-0) R (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 8v07 Research in Statistics (1-9 semester hours) Open to students with advanced standing, subject to approval of the graduate adviser. May be repeated for credit. ([1-9]-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 8v98 Thesis (3-9 semester hours) May be repeated for credit. ([3-9]-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)

STAT 8v99 Dissertation (1-9 semester hours) May be repeated for credit. ([1-9]-0) S (2015-04-19 12:33:19)