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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers & Physicists II

June 6-10, 2006

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June 6, 2006 (Tuesday)

      7:45 a.m. -  8:45 a.m.   Registration and continental breakfast  (102 Chem)

      8:45 a.m  -  9:00 a.m.   Opening remarks (Craig Weidemann, Vice President for Outreach)
      9:00 a.m. -  9:10 a.m.   Introduction to Penn State's Center for Astrostatistics (G. J. Babu)
      9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Overview of astrostatistics (Eric Feigelson)

                                        Break

 L 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Descriptive statistics  (David Hunter)

                                        Lunch break

      1:30 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.   Correlation & regression (Steven Arnold)
      3:00 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.   Linear regression issues in astronomy (Eric Feigelson)

                                        Break

  L  4:00 p.m. -  5:15 p.m.   Exploratory data analysis and regression (David Hunter)
  L  5:15 p.m. -  5:30 p.m.   Evaluation (Eric Feigelson)



June 7, 2006 (Wednesday)

      8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Laws of probability, Bayes' theorem and the Central Limit Theorem (Donald Richards)

                                         Break

     11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Estimation, confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses (Donald Richards)

                                         Lunch break

       1:30 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.   Resampling Methods (G. J. Babu) Addendum

                                          Break

  L   3:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.   Hypothesis testing and bootstrapping (David Hunter)
  L   5:00 p.m. -  5:15 p.m.   Evaluation (Eric Feigelson)



June 8, 2006 (Thursday)

       8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   MLEs, Cramer-Rao inequality, and Bayesian information criterion (Donald Richards)

                                          Break

      11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Model selection and evaluation, goodness-of-fit tests and likelihood ratio tests (C. R. Rao)

                                          Lunch break

  L   1:30 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.    Likelihood Computations (David Hunter)

                                           Break

  L   3:30 p.m. -  5:30 p.m.    Poisson & Gaussian processes (Donald Richards)

  L   5:30 p.m. -  5:45 p.m.    Evaluation (Eric Feigelson)



June 9, 2006 (Friday)

        8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Multivariate Analysis (Donald Richards)

                                          Break

     10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Cluster analysis (Donald Richards)

                                          Lunch break

  L   1:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.    Multivariate Computations (David Hunter, Eric Feigelson)

                                          Break

       4:00 p.m. -  5:15 p.m.    Nonparametric statistics (Thomas Hettmansperger)
       5:15 p.m. -  5:30 p.m.    Evaluation (Eric Feigelson)

       6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.    Dinner at Cafe Laura (Mateer Building)



June 10, 2006 (Saturday)

       8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    Bayesian analysis (Thomas Loredo)

                                          Break

  L  10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   MCMC (Murali Haran)

                                          Lunch break

       1:45 p.m. -  3:15 p.m.    Visualization software demonstration (Alfred Inselberg).  This is copyrighted material not to be copied without written permission from the author.
       3:15 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.    Evaluation (Eric Feigelson)



INSTRUCTORS:
  • Steven Arnold, G. Jogesh Babu, Murali Haran, Thomas Hettmansperger, David Hunter, C. R. Rao, and Donald Richards, Professors of Statistics, Penn State University
  • Eric Feigelson is Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Penn State University
  • Alfred Inselberg is Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Tel Aviv University
  • Thomas Loredo is Senior Research Associate in Astronomy, Cornell University
LOCATIONS:
  • Registration & continental breakfast: Lobby of 102 Chemistry Building
  • Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
  • Hands-on computer sessions (designated L): 64 Willard Building

NSFDepartment of StatisticsEberly College of ScienceDepartment of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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