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Statistics 35 A
Spring 2009
Interactive & Computational Probability

Course Description

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

Lectures: MWF 9:00 - 9:50 AM, MS 5128

Discussions Section Information
DIS 1A R 9:00 - 9:50 AM MS 5128

Instructor Office: Main: Boelter 9432
TA Offices:  8145 MS
Virtual Office Hours (STAT 35 Forum)
STAT Computer Lab: http://www.stat.ucla.edu/computing/labs/

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

Textbook: SOCR EBook, Instructor's Notes and SOCR resource pages

Overall Description:

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour.

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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