TMA 4300 Computer Intensive Statistical Methods


The curriculum is covered in the lectures and the exercises. As reference text we will use:

Givens, G. H. and Hoeting, J. A. "Computational Statistics", Second Edition, 2013, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.

Additional references to specific topics might be used throughout the semester.

The lecture will consist of three parts:

  1. Algorithms for stochastic simulation
  2. Markov chain Monte Carlo Methods
  3. Expectation-maximization algorithms, bootstrap and classfication methods

that are interchanging with exercise periods.

For part 1 may also want to have a look at chapters 1 and 2.1-2.4 of:

the book "Markov chain Monte Carlo" by Gamerman and Lopes, 2nd edition

which give a bit more details in particular regarding simulation from discrete and continuous quantities. Further relevant sections are noted on the lecture plan

In part 3 we will talk about classification. However, this is not covered in neither of the books before. We will therefore use

"The elements of statistical learning" by Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition.

The relevant section are noted on the lecture plan

2014-03-28, Andrea Riebler