7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration, continental breakfast, and computer accounts
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 Center for Astrostatistics
(G. J. Babu)
9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Overview of
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Descriptive
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Correlation &
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Linear regression issues in astronomy (Eric Feigelson)
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Exploratory
data analysis and regression
8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Laws
of probability, Bayes' theorem and the Central Limit Theorem (Mosuk Chow)
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Estimation, confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Resampling
J. Babu) Addendum
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hypothesis
testing and bootstrapping
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Picnic
at Professor William Harkness's home
6, 2007 (Wednesday)
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Cluster analysis I
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Cluster analysis II (Jia Li)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Multivariate analysis
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Multivariate
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Model selection and
evaluation, goodness-of-fit tests and likelihood ratio tests (C. R. Rao)
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Bayesian analysis I (Thomas
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Time Series I (John Fricks)
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bayesian
analysis II (Thomas
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner at Nittany
Lion Inn (Ballroom C)
8, 2007 (Friday)
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Time Series II (John Fricks)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MLEs,
information criterion, Mixture Models and the EM Algorithm (Thomas
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Likelihood
3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Spatial Statistics
9, 2007 (Saturday)
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Nonparametric
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MCMC (Murali
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Measurement Error
G. Jogesh Babu, Mosuk Chow, John Fricks, Murali Haran,
William Harkness, Thomas
Hettmansperger, David Hunter, Jia Li, and C. R. Rao (Statisticians, Penn State).
Eric Feigelson (Astronomer, Penn State).
Brandon Kelly (Astronomer, University of Arizona).
Thomas Loredo (Astronomer, Cornell University).
- Registration & continental breakfast: Lobby of 102
- Classroom sessions: 102 Chemistry Building
- Hands-on computer sessions (designated L): 64