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
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Descriptive
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)
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Exploratory
data analysis and regression
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Laws
of probability (Mosuk Chow)
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Estimation, confidence intervals & tests of hypotheses
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. MLEs, BIC, Mixture Models (Thomas
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Likelihood
Computations and Random Numbers
11, 2008 (Wednesday)
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Nonparametric
10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Bayesian
Trip to Penns Cave
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Picnic at Professor William Harkness's home
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Multivariate analysis
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Multivariate
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bootstrap, Bootstrap for Goodness of fit (G.
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hypothesis
testing and bootstrapping
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner at Nittany
Lion Inn (Boardroom 1)
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Model selection,
evaluation & likelihood ratio tests (Bruce Lindsay)
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Time Series and Stochastic Processes I (John Fricks)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Data Mining with SVM (Giuseppe Longo)
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. MCMC (Murali
14, 2008 (Saturday)
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Spatial Statistics
10:45 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Time Series and Stochastic
Processes II (Eric Feigelson)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cluster analysis
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).
- Registration & continental breakfast: Lobby of 102
- Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
- Hands-on computer sessions: 111 Boucke Building (designated L) and 112 Boucke Building