Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    
    Jan 23, 2020  
Courses of Study 2019-2020
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STSCI 4780 - Bayesian Data Analysis: Principles and Practice


(MQR-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite:  MATH 2130 , MATH 2210 , CS 1110  or equivalents. 

T. Loredo.

Bayesian data analysis uses probability theory as a kind of calculus of inference, specifying how to quantify and propagate uncertainty in data-based chains of reasoning. Students will learn the fundamental principles of Bayesian data analysis, and how to apply them to varied data analysis problems across science and engineering. Topics include: basic probability theory, Bayes’s theorem, linear and nonlinear models, hierarchical and graphical models, basic decision theory, and experimental design. There will be a strong computational component, using a high-level language such as R or Python, and a probabilistic language such as BUGS or Stan.



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