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Course 2019-2020 a.y.

20592 - STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

DSBA
Department of Decision Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 23

DSBA (8 credits - I sem. - OB  |  2 credits MAT/06  |  6 credits SECS-S/01)
Course Director:
REBECCA GRAZIANI

Classes: 23 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 23: REBECCA GRAZIANI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course aims at providing students with a solid theoretical background in statistics and probability. Building on a formal definition of probability, students are introduced to asymptotic results both in the independent sampling case and in the markovian case. Students are introduced to formal statistical reasoning both in the likelihood based approach and in the Bayesian approach to parametric inference . As well a brief introduction to nonparametric techniques is provided. Students are exposed to computational methods they can proficiently use to explore the conceptual challenges of inferential reasoning. The lectures switch between frontal lecturing, small group discussions and simulations. Students are introduced to the use of Python for coding the computational statistic techniques taught in the course.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Asymptotics results in the i.i.d case.
  • Markov Chains and ergodic theorems.
  • Monte Carlo techniques.
  • Maximum Likelihood approach to parametric inference.
  • An introduction to nonparametric techniques.
  • Bayesian approach to parametric inference.
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo tecniques.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Define and explain rigorously the main notions of probability and statistical learning in the frequentist and bayesian approach.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Write algorithms in Python for the implementation of computational statistic techniques, namely optimization and integration techniques.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
  • Group assignments
DETAILS

As individual and group assignments students are asked to write codes in Python for the implementation of computational statistic techniques.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x   x
    ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Written exam: general exam is marked out of 31 and contributes 50% to the final mark.
    • Periodic assignments: individual or group work. Marked out 31 contribute by 10% to the final mark.
    • Project: Individual or group work. Marked out 31 contributes by 40% to the final mark.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Written exam: general exam is marked out of 31 and contributes 60% to the final mark.
    • Project: Individual or group work. Marked out 31 contributes by 40% to the final mark.

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    References to textbooks and papers and Python notebooks are provided.

    Last change 05/06/2019 21:14