Statistics (STATS)

Courses

STATS 7. Basic Statistics. 4 Units.

Introduces basic inferential statistics including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing on means and proportions, t-distribution, Chi Square, regression and correlation. F-distribution and nonparametric statistics included if time permits. Course may be offered online.

Overlaps with STATS 8, BIO SCI 7, MGMT 7.

Restriction: STATS 7 may not be taken for credit if taken after STATS 67.

(Va)

STATS 8. Introduction to Biological Statistics . 4 Units.

Introductory statistical techniques used to collect and analyze experimental and observational data from health sciences and biology. Includes exploration of data, probability and sampling distributions, basic statistical inference for means and proportions, linear regression, and analysis of variance. Course may be offered online.

Overlaps with MATH 7, SOCECOL 13, MGMT 7.

(Va)

STATS 67. Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Computer Science. 4 Units.

Introduction to the basic concepts of probability and statistics with discussion of applications to computer science.

Prerequisite: MATH 2B.

Overlaps with STATS 7, MGMT 7.

Restriction: STATS 7 and MGMT 7 may not be taken for credit if taken after STATS 67.

(Va)

STATS 110. Statistical Methods for Data Analysis I. 4 Units.

Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing data from experiments and surveys. Methods covered include two-sample procedures, analysis of variance, simple and multiple linear regression.

Prerequisite: STATS 7 or (STATS 120A and STATS 120B and STATS 120C).

Concurrent with STATS 201.

STATS 111. Statistical Methods for Data Analysis II. 4 Units.

Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing data from surveys or experiments. Emphasizes application and understanding of methods for categorical data including contingency tables, logistic and Poisson regression, loglinear models.

Prerequisite: STATS 110.

Concurrent with STATS 202.

STATS 112. Statistical Methods for Data Analysis III. 4 Units.

Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data from experiments and cohort studies. Topics covered include survival methods for censored time-to-event data, linear mixed models, non-linear mixed effects models, and generalized estimating equations.

Prerequisite: STATS 111.

Concurrent with STATS 203.

STATS 120A. Introduction to Probability and Statistics. 4 Units.

Introductory course covering basic principles of probability and statistical inference. Axiomatic definition of probability, random variables, probability distributions, expectation.

Prerequisite: MATH 2A and MATH 2B and (MATH 2D or MATH 4).

Same as MATH 131A.
Overlaps with MATH 130A, MATH 132A.

STATS 120B. Introduction to Probability and Statistics. 4 Units.

Introductory course covering basic principles of probability and statistical inference. Point estimation, interval estimating, and testing hypotheses, Bayesian approaches to inference.

Prerequisite: (MATH 131A or STATS 120A) and (MATH 3A or MATH 6G or MATH 4).

Same as MATH 131B.

STATS 120C. Introduction to Probability and Statistics. 4 Units.

Introductory course covering basic principles of probability and statistical inference. Linear regression, analysis or variance, model checking.

Prerequisite: MATH 131B or STATS 120B.

Same as MATH 131C.

STATS 121. Probability Models. 4 Units.

Advanced probability, discrete time Markov chains, Poisson processes, continuous time Markov chains. Queuing or simulation as time permits.

Prerequisite: STATS 120A.

Concurrent with COMPSCI 278.

STATS 199. Individual Study. 2-5 Units.

Individual research or investigations under the direction of an individual faculty member.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

STATS 200A. Intermediate Probability and Statistical Theory. 4 Units.

Basics of probability theory, random variables and basic transformations, univariate distributions—discrete and continuous, multivariate distributions.

Prerequisite: STATS 120C.

STATS 200B. Intermediate Probability and Statistical Theory. 4 Units.

Random samples, transformations, limit laws, normal distribution theory, introduction to stochastic processes, data reduction, point estimation (maximum likelihood).

Prerequisite: STATS 200A.

STATS 200C. Intermediate Probability and Statistical Theory. 4 Units.

Interval estimation, hypothesis testing, decision theory and Bayesian inference, basic linear model theory.

Prerequisite: STATS 200B.

STATS 201. Statistical Methods for Data Analysis I. 4 Units.

Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing data from experiments and surveys. Methods covered include two-sample procedures, analysis of variance, simple and multiple linear regression.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic statistics.

Concurrent with STATS 110.

STATS 202. Statistical Methods for Data Analysis II. 4 Units.

Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing data from surveys or experiments. Emphasizes application and understanding of methods for categorical data including contingency tables, logistic and Poisson regression, loglinear models.

Prerequisite: STATS 201.

Concurrent with STATS 111.

STATS 203. Statistical Methods for Data Analysis III. 4 Units.

Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data from experiments and cohort studies. Topics covered include survival methods for censored time-to-event data, linear mixed models, non-linear mixed effects models, and generalized estimating equations.

Prerequisite: STATS 202.

Concurrent with STATS 112.

STATS 210. Statistical Methods I: Linear Models. 4 Units.

Statistical methods for analyzing data from surveys and experiments. Topics include randomization and model-based inference, two-sample methods, analysis of variance, linear regression and model diagnostics.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic statistics, calculus, linear algebra.

STATS 211. Statistical Methods II: Generalized Linear Models. 4 Units.

Development of the theory and application of generalized linear models. Topics include likelihood estimation and asymptotic distributional theory for exponential families, quasi-likelihood and mixed model development. Emphasizes methodological development and application to real scientific problems.

Corequisite: STATS 200B.
Prerequisite: STATS 210.

STATS 212. Statistical Methods III: Methods for Correlated Data. 4 Units.

Development and application of statistical methods for analyzing corrected data. Topics covered include repeated measures ANOVA, linear mixed models, non-linear mixed effects models, and generalized estimating equations. Emphasizes both theoretical development and application of the presented methodology.

Prerequisite: STATS 211.

STATS 220A. Advanced Probability and Statistics Topics. 4 Units.

Advanced topics in probability and statistical inference including measure theoretic probability, large sample theory, decision theory, resampling and Monte Carlo methods, nonparametric methods.

Prerequisite: STATS 200C.

STATS 220B. Advanced Probability and Statistics Topics. 4 Units.

Advanced topics in probability and statistical inference including measure theoretic probability, large sample theory, decision theory, resampling and Monte Carlo methods, nonparametric methods.

Prerequisite: STATS 220A.

STATS 225. Bayesian Statistical Analysis. 4 Units.

Introduction to the Bayesian approach to statistical inference. Topics include univariate and multivariate models, choice of prior distributions, hierarchical models, computation including Markov chain Monte Carlo, model checking, and model selection.

Prerequisite: Two quarters of upper-division or graduate training in probability and statistics.

STATS 226. Advanced Topics in Modern Bayesian Statistical Inference. 4 Units.

Modern Bayesian Statistics: selected topics from theory of Markov chains, application of theory to modern methods of Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling; Bayesian non-parametric and semiparametric modeling, including Dirichlet Process Mixtures; Mixtures of Polya Trees.

Prerequisite: STATS 200C.

STATS 230. Statistical Computing Methods. 4 Units.

Numerical computations and algorithms with applications in statistics. Topics include optimization methods including the EM algorithm, random number generation and simulation, Markov chain simulation tools, and numerical integration.

Prerequisite: Two quarters of upper-division or graduate training in probability and statistics.

Overlaps with COMPSCI 206.

STATS 235. Modern Data Analysis Methods . 4 Units.

Introduces selected modern tools for data analysis. Emphasizes use of computational and resampling techniques for data analyses when the data do not conform to standard toolbox of regression models and/or complexity of modeling problem threatens validity of standard methods.

Prerequisite: STATS 120C.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

STATS 240. Multivariate Statistical Methods. 4 Units.

Theory and application of multivariate statistical method. Topics include: likelihood and Bayesian inference for the multivariate normal model, visualization of multivariate data, data reduction techniques, cluster analysis, and multivariate statistical models.

Prerequisite: STATS 200A and STATS 200B and STATS 200C and MATH 121A

Restriction: Prerequisite required

STATS 245. Time Series Analysis. 4 Units.

Statistical models for analysis of time series from time and frequency domain perspectives. Emphasizes theory and application of time series data analysis methods. Topics include ARMA/ARIMA models, model identification/estimation, linear operators, Fourier analysis, spectral estimation, state space models, Kalman filter.

Prerequisite: STATS 200C.

STATS 250. Biostatistics. 4 Units.

Statistical methods commonly used to analyze data arising from clinical studies. Topics include analysis of observational studies and randomized clinical trials, techniques in the analysis of survival and longitudinal data, approaches to handling missing data, meta-analysis, nonparametric methods.

Prerequisite: STATS 210.

STATS 255. Statistical Methods for Survival Data. 4 Units.

Statistical methods for analyzing survival data from cohort studies. Topics include parametric and nonparametric methods, the Kaplan-Meier estimator, log-rank tests, regression models, the Cox proportional hazards model and accelerated failure time models, efficient sampling designs, discrete survival models.

Prerequisite: STATS 211.

STATS 257. Introduction to Statistical Genetics. 4 Units.

Provides students with knowledge of the basic principles, concepts, and methods used in statistical genetic research. Topics include principles of population genetics, and statistical methods for family- and population-based studies.

Prerequisite: Two quarters of upper-division or graduate training in statistical methods.

Same as EPIDEM 215.

STATS 260. Inference with Missing Data. 4 Units.

Statistical methods and theory useful for analysis of multivariate data with partially observed variables. Bayesian and likelihood-based methods developed. Topics include EM-type algorithms, MCMC samplers, multiple imputation, and general location model. Applications from economics, education, and medicine are discussed.

Prerequisite: STATS 200C and STATS 210.

STATS 262. Theory and Practice of Sample Surveys. 4 Units.

Basic techniques and statistical methods used in designing surveys and analyzing collected survey data. Topics include simple random sampling, ratio and regression estimates, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, sampling with unequal probabilities, multistage sampling, and methods to handle nonresponse.

Prerequisite: STATS 120C.

STATS 265. Causal Inference. 4 Units.

Various approaches to causal inference focusing on the Rubin causal model and propensity-score methods. Topics include randomized experiments, observational studies, non-compliance, ignorable and non-ignorable treatment assignment, instrumental variables, and sensitivity analysis. Applications from economics, politics, education, and medicine.

Prerequisite: STATS 200C and STATS 210.

STATS 270. Stochastic Processes. 4 Units.

Introduction to the theory and application of stochastic processes. Topics include Markov chains, continuous-time Markov processes, Poisson processes, and Brownian motion. Applications include Markov chain Monte Carlo methods and financial modeling (for example, option pricing).

Prerequisite: STATS 120C.

Overlaps with MATH 271A, MATH 271B, MATH 271C.

STATS 275. Statistical Consulting. 4 Units.

Training in collaborative research and practical application of statistics. Emphasis on effective communication as it relates to identifying scientific objectives, formulating a statistical analysis plan, choice of statistical methods, and interpretation of results and their limitations to non-statisticians.

Prerequisite: STATS 203 or STATS 212.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

STATS 280. Seminar in Statistics. 0.5 Units.

Periodic seminar series covering topics of current research in statistics and its application.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

STATS 281. Topics in Astrostatistics. 1-4 Units.

Topics in statistical methods for astronomy, astrophysics, particle physics, and solar physics, typically including spectral analysis, image processing and analysis, time series, classification, clustering, massive data, etc. Emphasizes computationally intensive methods, Bayesian and frequentist methods, machine learning, and signal processing.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

STATS 295. Special Topics in Statistics. 4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of statistics. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

STATS 298. Thesis Supervision. 2-12 Units.

Individual research or investigation conducted in preparation for the M.S. thesis option or the dissertation requirements for the Ph.D. program.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

STATS 299. Individual Study. 2-12 Units.

Individual research or investigation under the direction of an individual faculty member.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.