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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers IV

June 9-14, 2008

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June 9, 2008 (Monday)

  7:45 a.m. -   8:30 a.m.   Registration, continental breakfast, and computer accounts
  8:30 a.m. -   8:45 a.m.   Opening remarks (Daniel Larson, Dean, Eberly College of Science)
  8:45 a.m. -   9:30 a.m.   Overview of Summer School (G. J. Babu) [ppt]
  9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Overview of astrostatistics (Eric Feigelson)
                                Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Descriptive statistics  (Derek Young)   L
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.   Correlation and regression (Mosuk Chow)
  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 (Derek Young)   L


June 10, 2008 (Tuesday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Laws of probability (Mosuk Chow)
                                Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Estimation, confidence intervals & tests of hypotheses (James Rosenberger)
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   3:15 p.m.   MLEs, BIC, Mixture Models  (Thomas Hettmansperger)
                                Break
  3:45 p.m. -   5:15 p.m.   Likelihood Computations and Random Numbers  (Derek Young)   L


June 11, 2008 (Wednesday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Nonparametric statistics (Thomas Hettmansperger)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.    Bayesian analysis (Thomas Loredo)

                                Trip to Penns Cave

  5:30 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.   Picnic at Professor William Harkness's home


June 12, 2008 (Thursday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    Multivariate analysis (James Rosenberger)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Multivariate Computations (Derek Young)   L
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.   Bootstrap,  Bootstrap for Goodness of fit (G. J. Babu)
                                Break
  3:30 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.   Hypothesis testing and bootstrapping (Derek Young)   L2

  6:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.   Dinner at Nittany Lion Inn   (Boardroom 1)


June 13, 2008 (Friday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    Model selection, evaluation & likelihood ratio tests (Bruce Lindsay)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Time Series and Stochastic Processes I (John Fricks)    
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.   Data Mining with SVM (Giuseppe Longo)
                                Break
  3:30 p.m. -   5:15 p.m.   MCMC (Murali Haran)   L 


June 14, 2008 (Saturday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Spatial Statistics (Murali Haran
                                Break
10:45 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Time Series and Stochastic Processes II (Eric Feigelson)
                                Lunch Break
  1:30 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.   Cluster analysis (Jia Li)


INSTRUCTORS:
    G. Jogesh Babu, Mosuk Chow, John Fricks, Murali Haran, Bruce Lindsay, Thomas Hettmansperger, Jia Li, and James Rosenberger (Statisticians, Penn State).   Eric Feigelson (Astronomer, Penn State).   Giuseppe Longo (Astronomer, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II).   Thomas Loredo (Astronomer, Cornell University).   Derek Young (Statistician, Bechtel Bettis, Inc.).   Groendyke Christophe and Scott Roths (Graduate Students, Penn State).
LOCATIONS:
  • Registration & continental breakfast: Lobby of 102 Chemistry Building
  • Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
  • Hands-on computer sessions: 111 Boucke Building (designated  L) and 112 Boucke Building (designated  L2)
LECTURE NOTES

NSFDepartment of StatisticsEberly College of ScienceDepartment of Astronomy and Astrophysics