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Statistics 35
Winter 2005
Interactive & Computational Probability

Course Description

Ivo D. Dinov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Neurology
UCLA School of Medicine
Teaching Assistant:

  • Anwer Khan  E-mail: anwer@stat.ucla.edu
  • Lectures: MWF 9:00 - 9:50 AM Geology 3656

    Discussions Section Information
    DIS 1A T 9:00 - 9:50 AM MS 7608

    Instructor Office: Main: MS 8917 (alternative: CHS, UCLA School of Medicine, Reed 4-238, by appt. only)
    TA Offices:  Anwer Khan TBA
    Virtual Office Hours (STAT 35 Forum)
    STAT Computer Lab: http://www.stat.ucla.edu/undergraduate/icl/
    Hershey's Lab (secondary computer lab, walk-ins) http://www.stat.ucla.edu/computing/labs/lrc_schedule_current.php

    Grading policy and basis for Final Grade: HW Assignment Policy:

    Textbook: Instructor's Notes and SOCR resource pages

    Overall Description:

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: Mathematics 31A, Program in Computing 10A.
    Basic introductory probability topics in interactive problem-driven manner. Various applets, interfaces, and demonstrations used to illustrate fundamental properties of distributions, random number generation, combinatorics, expectation, variability, and sampling. Assignment of projects that require light computer programming. Emphasis on practical description, utilization, and graphical presentation of various probabilistic modeling techniques. P/NP or letter grading.

    Tentative schedule of topics to be covered
    1. Introduction - Probability, data analysis, sampling theory and statistical inference.
    2. Basic Probability

    3. Descriptive Data Analysis of random samples

    4. Sampling and back to probability

    5. Statistical Inference

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