Prerequisites: Introductory course in statistics.
Description: Statistical concepts and statistical methodology useful in descriptive, experimental, and analytical study of biological and other natural phenomena. Practical application of statistics rather than on statistical theory.
Description: Essential statistical characteristics of a research study intended to assess the impact of treatment, environmental or population conditions on response. Focus is on both designed experiments and on studies for which controlled experiments are not feasible but characteristics of controlled experiment must be mimicked to the extent possible. Methods to assess power and compare efficiency of alternative designs are considered. Course covers major design structures, including blocking, nesting, multilevel models, split-plot and repeated measures, and statistical analysis associated with these structures.
Prerequisites: STAT 801 or equivalent; prior experience with "R" software
Description: Model-based inference for ecological data, generalized linear and additive models, mixed models, survival analysis, multi-model inference and information theoretic model selection, and study design. Available online.
Prerequisites: STAT 880 or IMSE 321 or permission
Description: Sampling techniques: simple random sampling, sampling proportions, estimation of sample size, stratified random sampling, ratio and regression estimates.
Prerequisites: Statistics graduate student
Description: Program requirements, resources available, tips for academic success, professional statistical organizations, career paths, history of statistics, ethics, statistical conferences, statistical blogs and online forums, frequentist and Bayesian paradigms, current research in department.
Prerequisites: A valid teaching certificate or permission. An undergraduate coruse in introductory statistics is desirable, but not essential.
Description: Designed primarily to develop and equip middle-level teachers with the statistical knowledge they need for teaching. The course follows an inquiry/discovery design, dedicating much of class time to activities, discussion and group work. The course emphasizes topics in statistics that are part of the middle-school mathematics curriculum, as well as their application in other disciplines. The course also includes statistics that are used in education and school-based research. Not open to MA or MS students in mathematics or statistics
Prerequisites: A valid secondary mathematics teaching certificate or permission.
Description: The statistical concepts typically taught in a high school statistics class, including linear regression, two-way tables, sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions, chi-square tests, and inference for regression. Some experience with basic statistical concepts (mean, standard deviation, elementary probability) is necessary. The course is inquiry-based, and will emphasize applications and statistical thinking. Not open to MA or MS students in mathematics or statistics.
Designed for Statistics MS majors and minors.
Description: Introduction to essential statistical methods and supporting design and modeling theory for professional statistical practice. First in a three semester sequence. Focus of this course on methods for single response variable and non-hierarchical study design.
Course is designed for Statistics MS majors and minors.
Description: A continuation of Statistical Methods I. Second in a three semester sequence on essential statistical methods and supporting design and modeling theory for professional statistical practice. Focus in this course of methods for single response variable and multiple sources of random variation.
This course is a prerequisite for: STAT 823
This course is designed for Statistics MS Majors.
Description: Introduction to essential statistical methods and supporting design and modeling theory for professional statistical practice. Third in a three semester sequence. Focus of this course on methods for situations that extend beyond the single-response-variable, designed study cases featured in Statistical Methods I and II. These include multivariate statistics, non-linear models, non- and semi-parametric statistics, observational studies, and other theory and methods deemed appropriate as statistical science continues to evolve.
Description: Introduction to the role and purpose of statistical consulting and interdisciplinary collaboration. Topics include: asking good questions, dealing with difficult clients, communicating statistics to non-statisticians, determining solutions, and collaborating.
Prerequisites: Introductory course in statistics.
Description: Food evaluation using sensory techniques and statistical analysis.
Prerequisites: STAT 802
Offered odd-numbered calendar years.
Description: Statistical methods for modeling and analyzing correlated data, with emphasis on spatial correlation. Descriptive statistics, time series, correlograms, semivariograms, kriging and designing experiments in the presence of spatial correlation.
Description: Statistical methods useful for analyzing sports-related data. Descriptive statistics, graphical representations, experimental design, discriminant analysis and optimization.
Prerequisites: STAT 801 or equivalent
Description: Basic biological concepts. Multiple testing and false discovery rate. Second generation sequencing and statistical issues. ChIP-seq. RNA-seq. Empirical Bayes methods and software. Normalization, experimental design and commonly used models for microarray data. Metabolomics.
Prerequisites: Any introductory course in biology, or genetics, or statistics.
Description: Databases, high-throughput biology, literature mining, gene expression, next-generation sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, system biology and biological networks.
Prerequisites: Any introductory course in biology, statistics, computer science or mathematics
Description: The inseparable biological, statistical, technological, and computational aspects of next-generation sequencing (NGS) including hands-on computational analyses. Map short reads to the genome/transcriptome, assemble a bacterial genome, analyze and interpret RNA-sequencing experiments in statistical and biological terms. Use LINUX operation system at novice level. Understand false positives, statistical power, visualize results in Genome Browswer. Study principles of complex biological networks, graph theory, reconstruct networks of transcriptional regulation, visualize using Cytoscape. Letter grade only. STAT 843 is designed primarily for students in life sciences and statistics, but computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers will also benefit and will be provided special assistance.
Description: Quantitative genetic analysis of complex traits. Quantitative methodologies for connecting phenotypes with high-dimensional genomic information to understand polygenic traits from both prediction and inference perspectives.
Prerequisites: AGRO 931
STAT 802 recommended. Offered odd-numbered calendar years.
Description: Theoretical concepts involved in planning breeding programs for the improvement of measurable morphological, physiological, and biochemical traits that are under polygenic control in crop plants of various types.
Description: Introductions to statistical computing packages and document preparation software. Topics include: graphical techniques, data management, Monte Carlo simulation, dynamic document preparation, presentation software.
Prerequisites: ASCI 862V
Description: Principles in the estimation of (co)variance components and genetic parameters required to solve mixed models typical in livestock genetics. Focus on applied knowledge of approaches used to estimate the G and R sub-matrices of the mixed model equations. Demonstrate models commonly used in parameter estimation. Introduce scientific literature concerning implementation, and attributes of the solutions, of variance component estimation strategies. This is a 5-week course taught by Speidel and Enns (Colorado State University). Permission required before registering. Contact the Animal Science Department at 402-472-6440.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
Description: Introduction to the R environment for statistical computing, including use of R as a high-level programming language and as a gateway for more formal low-level languages. Material includes language structure, basic and advanced data manipulation, statistical analysis with R, and using R as a programming language. This is a 5-week course taught by Maltecca (North Carolina State University).
Prerequisites: STAT 869
Description: Principles of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods in animal breeding. Materials include random variable generation, Monte Carlo integration, stochastic search, Expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm and Monte Carlo EM, Markov Chain principles, Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, Gibbs sample, and MCMC for genomic data. Illustrations developed using R software. This is a 5-week course taught by Maltecca (North Carolina State University).
Description: Linear regression and related analysis of variance and covariance methods for models with two or more independent variables. Techniques for selecting and fitting models, interpreting parameter estimates, and checking for consistency with underlying assumptions. Partial and multiple correlation, dummy variables, covariance models, stepwise procedures, response surfaces estimation, and evaluation of residuals.
Prerequisites: STAT 801
Description: Multivariate techniques used in research. Reduction of dimensionality and multivariate dependencies, principle components, factor analysis, canonical correlation, classification procedures, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, multivariate extensions to the analysis of variance, and the general linear model.
This course is a prerequisite for: STAT 973
Prerequisites: STAT 801
Description: Application, theory and computational aspects of survival analysis. Survival and hazard functions; parametric models for survival data; censoring and truncation mechanisms; nonparametric estimation (confidence bands for the survival function, interval estimation of the mean and median survival time); univariate estimation of the hazard function; hypothesis testing; regression models (with fixed covariates, with time dependent covariates); and model diagnostics. STAT *876 is offered every other odd-numbered calendar year. Knowledge of at least one statistical package (SAS, R, Splus, SPSS) is required.
STAT 880 is not open to students earning a MA or MS degree in mathematics or statistics. This course requires command of material covered in MATH 107 or 107H, and STAT 218. It is also recommended to have command of materials covered in MATH 208 or 208H.
Description: Introductory mathematical statistics. Probability calculus; random variables, their probability distributions and expected values; sampling distributions; point estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing theory and applications.
Description: Sample space, random variable, expectation, conditional probability and independence, moment generating functions, special distributions, sampling distributions, order statistics, limiting distributions and central limit theorem.
Prerequisites: STAT 882
Description: Interval estimation; point estimation, sufficiency and completeness; Bayesian procedures; uniformly most powerful tests, likelihood ratio test, goodness of fit tests.
Prerequisites: STAT 880 or IMSE 321 or equivalent
Description: Introduction to stochastic modeling in operations research. Includes the exponential distribution and the Poisson process, discrete-time and continuous-time Markov chains, renewal processes, queueing models, stochastic inventory models, stochastic models in reliability theory.
Description: Special topics in either statistics or the theory of probability.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of major adviser
Prerequisites: STAT 802
Description: Advanced design concepts and methods used in research: construction, analysis and interpretation of incomplete block designs, split-plots, confounded and fractional factorials, response surface methods, and other topics.
Description: Theory of underlying construction and analysis of designed experiments. Multifactor designs, fractional factorials, incomplete block designs, row and column designs, orthogonal arrays, and response to surface designs. Optimality criteria. Mathematical and computer-aided design theory.
Description: Exposure to more complex statistical consulting problems and how to resolve them. Topics include: major areas of consulting, interdisciplinary collaboration, and effective communication. STAT 930 is for advanced Masters degree students or PhD students in Statistics.
Prior experience with ¿R¿ software is required.
Description: Statistical computing needed for research and advanced statistical analyses. Topics include: bootstrap, high performance computing, jackknife, Linux, Markov chain Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo simulation, numerical differentiation and integration, optimization, parallel processing, permutation tests.
This course is a prerequisite for: STAT 951
Prerequisites: STAT 950; knowledge of a high-level programming language is recommended
Description: A continuation of Computational Statistics I. Topics will be chosen from big data management and data analysis, data generation, high performance and throughput computing, importance sampling, machine learning, optimization, programming languages, web scraping, working with databases.
Description: Statistical modeling beyond the ¿general linear model¿ normally-distributed data, fixed-effects-only case. Focus on, but not limited to, the theory and practice of generalized and mixed linear models. Issues include translation of study design to plausible models, inference space, data and model scale, conditional vs. marginal models, correlated data, zero-inflated data, likelihood-based estimation and inference.
Prerequisites: STAT 970
Description: Design and analysis of random effects and mixed models Basic theoretical background for models with fixed effects, distribution of quadratic forms, quadratic estimators including ANOVA methods, likelihood estimators including ML and REML, computing strategies, and optimal design for nested and cross classifications.
Prerequisites: STAT 870 and introductory calculus.
Description: Basic concepts of nonlinear models and their associated applications. Estimating the parameters of these models under the classical assumptions as well as under relaxed assumptions. Major theoretical results and implementation using standard statistical software.
Prerequisites: STAT 883
This course requires command of material covered in MATH 325 or equivalent.
Description: Construction of probability spaces, random variables and expectations, monotone and dominated convergence theorems, Fatou's lemma, modes of convergence, Kolmogorov law of large numbers, central limit theory, conditional probability given a sigma field.
Prerequisites: STAT 883
Description: Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators, decision-theoretic Bayes estimation, frequentist testing (likelihood ratio tests, Neyman-Pearson lemma, uniformly most powerful tests), Bayes testing and Bayes factors, nonparametric tests, multiple comparisons procedures.
Description: Model selection including sparsity methods and their oracle properties, information methods, cross-validation and stochastic search. Basic theory of kernel methods for regression. Classification: linear and quadratic discriminants, Bayes classifier, nearest neighbor methods, kernel methods for classification. Introduction to neural networks and recursive partitioning. Model averaging methods and measures of complexity. Cluster analysis.
Description: Special topics in either statistics or probability.
Prerequisites: STAT 930
Description: Participation in statistical consulting activities of the Statistics Department under faculty supervision. Prepare written reports to clients summarizing consultation results and to statistics supervisor summarizing statistical issues and findings.
Prerequisites: Admission to Doctoral Degree Program and permission of supervisory committee