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Advanced Inference - STAT5610

Year - 2020

The great power of the discipline of Statistics is the possibility to make inferences concerning a large population based on optimally learning from increasingly large and complex data. Critical to successful inference is a deep understanding of the theory when the number of samples and the number of observed features is large and require complex statistical methods to be analysed correctly. In this unit you will learn how to integrate concepts from a diverse suite of specialities in mathematics and statistics such as optimisation, functional approximations and complex analysis to make inferences for highly complicated data. In particular, this unit explores advanced topics in statistical methodology examining both theoretical foundations and details of implementation to applications. The unit is made up of 3 distinct modules. These include (but are not restricted to) Asymptotic theory for statistics and econometrics, Theory and algorithms for statistical learning with big data, and Introduction to optimal semiparametric optimality.

3 x 1hr lecture/week, 1 x 1hr tutorial/week

assignments x 4 (27%), submitted homework x 3 (15%), quizzes x 3 (58%)

Additional information
This unit is only available in even years.

Assumed knowledge
Familiarity with probability theory at 4000 level (e.g., STAT4211 or STAT4214 or equivalent) and with statistical modelling (e.g., STAT4027 or equivalent). Please consult with the coordinator for further information.


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Oded Yacobi
HECS Band: 2
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