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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers III

June 4-9, 2007

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June 4, 2007 (Monday)

  7:45 a.m. -   8:45 a.m.   Registration, continental breakfast, and computer accounts
  8:45 a.m. -   9:00 a.m.   Opening remarks (Craig Weidemann, Vice President for Outreach)
  9:00 a.m. -   9:10 a.m.   Introduction to Center for Astrostatistics (G. J. Babu)
  9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Overview of astrostatistics (Eric Feigelson)
                                Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Descriptive statistics  (David Hunter)   L
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.   Correlation & regression (Jia Li)
  3:00 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.   Linear regression issues in astronomy (Eric Feigelson)
                                Break
  4:00 p.m. -   5:15 p.m.   Exploratory data analysis and regression (David Hunter)   L


June 5, 2007 (Tuesday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Laws of probability, Bayes' theorem and the Central Limit Theorem (Mosuk Chow)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Estimation, confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses (William Harkness)
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   2:30 p.m.   Resampling Methods (G. J. Babu) Addendum
                                Break
  3:00 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.   Hypothesis testing and bootstrapping (David Hunter)   L
  5:30 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.   Picnic at Professor William Harkness's home


June 6, 2007 (Wednesday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    Cluster analysis I (Jia Li)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Cluster analysis II (Jia Li)
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.   Multivariate analysis (C. R.  Rao)
                                Break
  3:30 p.m. -   5:30 p.m.   Multivariate Computations (David Hunter)   L


June 7, 2007 (Thursday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    Model selection and evaluation, goodness-of-fit tests and likelihood ratio tests (C. R. Rao)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Bayesian analysis I (Thomas Loredo)
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.   Time Series I (John Fricks)    
                                Break
  3:30 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.   Bayesian analysis II (Thomas Loredo)
  6:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.   Dinner at Nittany Lion Inn   (Ballroom C)


June 8, 2007 (Friday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Time Series II   (John Fricks)
                                Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   MLEs, Cramer-Rao inequality, Bayesian information criterion, Mixture Models and the EM Algorithm  (Thomas Hettmansperger)
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   3:15 p.m.   Likelihood Computations  (David Hunter)   L
                                Break
  3:45 p.m. -   5:30 p.m.   Spatial Statistics   (Murali Haran)


June 9, 2007 (Saturday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Nonparametric statistics (Thomas Hettmansperger)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   MCMC (Murali Haran)   L 
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.   Measurement Error models   (Brandon Kelly)


INSTRUCTORS:
    G. Jogesh Babu, Mosuk Chow, John Fricks, Murali Haran, William Harkness, Thomas Hettmansperger, David Hunter, Jia Li, and C. R. Rao (Statisticians, Penn State).   Eric Feigelson (Astronomer, Penn State).   Brandon Kelly (Astronomer, University of Arizona).   Thomas Loredo (Astronomer, Cornell University).
LOCATIONS:
  • Registration & continental breakfast: Lobby of 102 Chemistry Building
  • Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
  • Hands-on computer sessions (designated  L): 64 Willard Building

NSFDepartment of StatisticsEberly College of ScienceDepartment of Astronomy and Astrophysics