June 1, 2009 (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. - 10:00 a.m. Probability I
10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Overview of Astrostatistics & Summer School
(Eric Feigelson & G. Jogesh Babu)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Probability
II (David Hunter)
1:45 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Inference I
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Introduction to R (Arnab
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exploratory Data Analysis
June 2, 2009 (Tuesday)
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Inference II
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Testing and Estimation
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Regression
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Linear
Regression Issues in Astronomy (Eric Feigelson)
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Regression Analysis
June 3, 2009 (Wednesday)
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Multivariate Analysis
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cluster Analysis
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Cluster Analysis
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Picnic at Penn State Stone Valley Civil Engineering Lodge (moved from Professor William Harkness's home due to rain)
June 4, 2009 (Thursday)
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Bayesian
Analysis (Thomas Loredo)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Spatial Statistics
1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. MCMC (Murali Haran)
3:50 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Principal Component Analysis, Micsellaneous Concepts
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner at The Nittany Lion Inn (Assembly Room)
June 5, 2009 (Friday)
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Nonparametric Statistics
10:30 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Model Selection
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Goodness of Fit using Bootstrap
(G. Jogesh Babu)
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Simulation and Bootstrapping (Arnab
June 6, 2009 (Saturday)
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Non-parametric Methods for Probing Astronomical Populations
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Time Series
Lunch & End of the School
G. Jogesh Babu, Mosuk Chow, Debashis Ghosh, David Hunter, Murali Haran, Thomas
Hettmansperger, and James Rosenberger (Statisticians, Penn State).
Eric Feigelson (Astronomer, Penn State).
Martin Hendry (Astronomer, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom).
Thomas Loredo (Astronomer, Cornell University).
Arnab Chakraborty (Statistician, India). Duy Quang Vu and Scott Roths
(Graduate Students, Penn State).
BOOKLET OF LECTURE NOTES
- Registration & continental breakfast: Lobby of 102
- Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
- Hands-on computer sessions: 004 Life Sciences Building (designated L) and 64 Willard Building