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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers VI

June 7-12, 2010
Supplement on Statistics and Computation for Astronomical Surveys
June 12-14, 2010
Classroom: 102  Chemistry Building

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June 7, 2010 (Monday)

  7:45 a.m. -   8:30 a.m.    Registration, continental breakfast, and computer accounts
  8:30 a.m. -   8:45 a.m.    Welcome (Daniel Larson, Dean, Eberly College of Science)
  8:45 a.m. -   9:20 a.m.    Introduction to the Summer School (G. Jogesh Babu & Eric Feigelson)
  9:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.    Probability I (David Hunter)
                                Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Probability II (David Hunter)

                                Lunch Break

  1:45 p.m. -   3:10 p.m.    Inference I (James Rosenberger)
                                Break
  3:30 p.m. -   6:00 p.m.    Introduction to R & Exploratory Data Analysis (David Hunter)   LAB


June 8, 2010 (Tuesday)

  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Inference II (James Rosenberger)
                                Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Regression (Chad Schafer)

                                Lunch Break

  1:45 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.    Hypothesis Testing and Estimation (David Hunter)   LAB
  3:00 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.    Regression Issues in Astronomy (Eric Feigelson)
                                Break
  3:50 p.m. -   5:20 p.m.    Regression Analysis (David Hunter),   Regression for WMAP data (Chad Schafer),   LAB


June 9, 2010 (Wednesday)

  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Multivariate Analysis (James Rosenberger)
                                Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon    Cluster Analysis   (Debashis Ghosh)

                                Lunch Break

  1:30 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.    Multivariate Computations and Cluster Analysis (David Hunter)   LAB
                                Break
  3:30 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.    Clustering (Eric Feigelson)   LAB

  6:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.    Dinner at The Nittany Lion Inn   (Alumni Lounge)


June 10, 2010 (Thursday)

  8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    Nonparametric Statistics (Thomas Hettmansperger)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Bootstrap (G. Jogesh Babu)   R: Bootstrap for Censored Data

                                Lunch Break

  1:30 p.m. -   2:45 p.m.    Simulation and Bootstrapping (David Hunter)   LAB

                                Trip to Penns Cave

  5:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.   Picnic at Professor William Harkness's home


June 11, 2010 (Friday)

  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Model Selection and Goodness of Fit (G. Jogesh Babu)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.    Bayesian Analysis I (Thomas Loredo)
                                Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Bayesian Analysis II (Thomas Loredo)

                                Lunch Break

  1:45 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.    Time Series (Eric Feigelson)
                                Break
  3:45 p.m. -   5:45 p.m.    MCMC (Murali Haran)   LAB


June 12, 2010 (Saturday)

  8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    Spatial Statistics (Murali Haran)
                                Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Facing the Challenge: Complex Theory and Complex Data in Astrostatistics (Chad Schafer)

                                Lunch & End of the School


INSTRUCTORS:
    G. Jogesh Babu, Debashis Ghosh, David Hunter, Murali Haran, Thomas Hettmansperger, and James Rosenberger (Statisticians, Penn State).   Eric Feigelson (Astronomer, Penn State).   Chad Schafer (Statistician, Carnegie Mellon).   Thomas Loredo (Astronomer, Cornell University).   Scott Roths (Graduate Student, Penn State).
LOCATIONS:
  • Registration & continental breakfast: Lobby of 102 Chemistry Building
  • Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
  • Computer LAB sessions: 64 Willard Building, except on June 9th and 10th.
  • On June 9th and 10th, computer LAB sessions will be held at 113 IST Building
BOOKLET OF LECTURE NOTES

NSFDepartment of StatisticsEberly College of ScienceDepartment of Astronomy and Astrophysics