Statistics (STAT)


STAT 200. QR: Med Biostat&Epidemiology. 3 Credits.

Introductory design and analysis of medical studies. Epidemiological concepts, case-control and cohort studies. Clinical trials. Students evaluate statistical aspects of published health science studies. Prerequisite: STAT 111, STAT 141, STAT 143, or STAT 211.

STAT 201. QR:Stat Computing&Data Anlysis. 3 Credits.

Fundamental data processing, code development, graphing and analysis using statistical software packages, including SAS and R. Analysis of data and interpretation of results. Project-based. Prerequisite: STAT 141 or STAT 143 or STAT 211; or STAT 111 with Instructor permission.

STAT 211. QR: Statistical Methods I. 3 Credits.

Fundamental concepts for data analysis and experimental design. Descriptive and inferential statistics, including classical and nonparametric methods, regression, correlation, and analysis of variance. Statistical software. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing or STAT 141 or STAT 143 and Instructor permission.

STAT 221. QR: Statistical Methods II. 3 Credits.

Multiple regression and correlation. Basic experimental design. Analysis of variance (fixed, random, and mixed models). Analysis of covariance. Computer software usage. Prerequisite: STAT 143 or STAT 211 with a grade of C or better; or STAT 141 and Instructor permission.

STAT 223. QR:Appld Multivariate Analysis. 3 Credits.

Multivariate normal distribution. Inference for mean vectors and covariance matrices. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), discrimination and classification, principal components, factor and cluster analysis. Prerequisite: STAT 221, matrix algebra recommended.

STAT 224. QR:Stats for Qualty&Productvty. 3 Credits.

Statistical process control; Shewhart, cusum and other control charts; process capability studies. Total Quality Management. Acceptance, continuous, sequential sampling. Process design and improvement. Case studies. Prerequisite: STAT 141, STAT 143, or STAT 211.

STAT 229. QR:Survivl/Logistic Regression. 3 Credits.

Models and inference for time-to-event and binary data. Censored data, life tables, Kaplan-Meier estimation, logrank tests, proportional hazards models. Logistic regression-interpretation, assessment, model building, special topics. Prerequisite: STAT 221.

STAT 231. QR: Experimental Design. 3 Credits.

Randomization, complete and incomplete blocks, cross-overs, Latin squares, covariance analysis, factorial experiments, confounding, fractional factorials, nesting, split plots, repeated measures, mixed models, response surface optimization. Prerequisite: STAT 221; or STAT 211 and STAT 201.

STAT 235. QR: Categorical Data Analysis. 3 Credits.

Measures of association and inference for categorical and ordinal data in multiway contingency tables. Log linear and logistic regression models. Prerequisite: STAT 211.

STAT 241. QR: Statistical Inference. 3 Credits.

Introduction to statistical theory: related probability fundamentals, derivation of statistical principles, and methodology for parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in one of STAT 151, STAT 153, or STAT 251; STAT 141 or equivalent; MATH 121.

STAT 251. QR: Probability Theory. 3 Credits.

Distributions of random variables and functions of random variables. Expectations, stochastic independence, sampling and limiting distributions (central limit theorems). Concepts of random number generation. Prerequisite: MATH 121; STAT 151 or STAT 153 recommended.

STAT 253. QR:Appl Time Series&Forecastng. 3 Credits.

Autoregressive moving average (Box-Jenkins) models, autocorrelation, partial correlation, differencing for nonstationarity, computer modeling. Forecasting, seasonal or cyclic variation, transfer function and intervention analysis, spectral analysis.

STAT 261. QR: Statistical Theory. 3 Credits.

Point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and decision theory. Application of general statistical principles to areas such as nonparametric tests, sequential analysis, and linear models. Prerequisite: STAT 251.

STAT 281. Capstone Experience. 1-3 Credits.

Intensive experience in carrying out a complete statistical analysis for a research project in substantive area with close consultation with a project investigator. Project-based. Prerequisite: STAT 200 or STAT 201 or STAT 221 through STAT 237 or STAT 253; some statistical software experience; Instructor permission.

STAT 287. QR: Data Science I. 3 Credits.

Data harvesting, cleaning, and summarizing. Working with non-traditional, non-numeric data (social network, natural language textual data, etc.). Scientific visualization using static and interactive "infographics". A practical focus on real datasets, and developing good habits for rigorous and reproducible computational science. Project-based. Prerequisites: CS 020 or CS 021; STAT 141 or STAT 143 or STAT 211; CS 110 and MATH 124 recommended. Cross-listed with: CS 287.

STAT 288. QR: Statistical Learning. 3 Credits.

Statistical learning methods and applications to modern problems in science, industry, and society. Topics include: linear model selection, cross-validation, lasso and ridge regression, tree-based methods, bagging and boosting, support vector machines, and unsupervised learning. Prerequisites: STAT 143, STAT 183 or STAT 211. Cross-listed with: CS 288.

STAT 330. Bayesian Statistics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Bayesian inference. Posterior inference, predictive distributions, prior distribution selection. MCMC algorithms. Hierarchical models. Model checking and selection. Use of computer software. Pre/co-requisite: STAT 241 or STAT 251 or Instructor permission.

STAT 360. Linear Models. 3 Credits.

Theory of linear models, least squares and maximum likelihood estimation, fixed, random and mixed models, variance component estimation, introduction to generalized linear models, bootstrapping. Prerequisites: STAT 261 and knowledge of matrix algebra or Instructor permission.

STAT 369. Applied Geostatistics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the theory of regionalized variables, geostatistics (kriging techniques): special topics in multivariate analysis; Applications to real data subject to spatial variation are emphasized. Prerequisites: STAT 223; CS 020 or CS 021; or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CE 369, CSYS 369.

STAT 381. Statistical Research. 1-3 Credits.

Methodologic or data analytic research culminating in oral and written reports to the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

STAT 385. Consulting Practicum. 1-3 Credits.

Supervised field work in statistical consulting. Experiences may include advising UVM faculty and students or clients in applied settings such as industry and government agencies. Prerequisites: Second year Graduate standing in Statistics or Biostatistics and permission of Statistics Program Director.

STAT 387. Data Science II. 3 Credits.

Advanced data analysis, collection, and filtering. Statistical modeling, monte carlo statistical methods, and in particular Bayesian data analysis, including necessary probabilistic background material. A practical focus on real datasets and developing good habits for rigorous and reproducible computational science. Prerequisite: STAT 287 or CS 287 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CS 387.

STAT 391. Master's Thesis Research. 1-6 Credits.

STAT 392. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

STAT 395. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

Lectures or directed readings on advanced and contemporary topics not presently included in other statistics courses. Prerequisites: As listed in schedule of courses.