School in Statistics for Astronomers & Physicists II
June 6-10, 2006
June 6, 2006 (Tuesday)
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast (102 Chem)
8:45 a.m - 9:00 a.m.
Weidemann, Vice President for Outreach)
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Introduction to Penn State's Center
for Astrostatistics (G. J. Babu)
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Overview of
astrostatistics (Eric Feigelson)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Correlation &
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Linear regression issues in astronomy (Eric Feigelson)
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Exploratory
data analysis and regression
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Evaluation (Eric
8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Laws of probability,
Bayes' theorem and the Central Limit Theorem (Donald Richards)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Estimation, confidence
intervals and tests of hypotheses (Donald
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Resampling Methods (G.
p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hypothesis
testing and bootstrapping (David
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Evaluation (Eric
8:45 a.m. - 10:30
a.m. MLEs, Cramer-Rao
inequality, and Bayesian
information criterion (Donald Richards)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Model selection and
evaluation, goodness-of-fit tests and likelihood ratio tests (C. R. Rao)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Likelihood
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Poisson & Gaussian
5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Evaluation (Eric
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Cluster analysis (Donald
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Multivariate
4:00 p.m. - 5:15
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner at Cafe
8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MCMC (Murali Haran)
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Visualization
software demonstration (Alfred
Inselberg). This is copyrighted
material not to be copied without written
permission from the author.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Steven Arnold, G. Jogesh Babu, Murali Haran, Thomas
Hettmansperger, David Hunter, C. R. Rao, and Donald Richards,
of Statistics, Penn State University
- Eric Feigelson is Professor of Astronomy &
Astrophysics, Penn State University
- Alfred Inselberg is Professor of Computer Science and
Mathematics, Tel Aviv University
- Thomas Loredo is Senior Research Associate in Astronomy,
- Registration & continental breakfast: Lobby of 102
- Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
- Hands-on computer sessions (designated L): 64