Semester: Autumn 2020
Time: MWF 3:00-3:50pm
Instructor: Dr. Vanja Dukic
office Hours: MW 5-6:15pm, virtual
Course Assistant: Ruyu Tan,
Office Hours: Tue/Wed/Thu 9am-10am, virtual
This course provides an introduction to probability and statistical methods. You can use it as an entry point into statistics, that can take you in many different directions:
Data Science and Statistics,
Earth Sciences, and many others!
Part of the objective of this course is to introduce you to data analysis with a help of R. However, you can choose any other statistical software or programming language instead -- like Python, Matlab, or Scala -- as long as you are able to follow the R examples given in class, and convert them to the language of your choice. This course does not assume prior programing knowledge, and you will get familiar with R enough to solve homework problems. Please check our software page on a regular basis for tips.
"Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences", by J. Devore. (Note: old editions can be used.)
"Probability and Statistics with R", 2nd Edition, by Ugarte, Militino, and Arnholt.