## STAT 613: Blocker 411

Instructor: Suhasini Subba Rao (office: Blocker 432).

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Handout.

2011 Midterm.
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midterm solutions.

2012 Midterm.
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midterm solutions.

2016 Midterm.
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midterm solutions.

Past 2010 Final final exam

Past 2011 Final.
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final solutions.

Past 2012 Final.
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final solutions.

Past 2016 Final.
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final solutions.

FINAL: Monday 8th May, 2017 at 10:30 - 12:30. The usual room.

Please do the course evaluations.

All class notes

Though my office hours are after class, you are most welcome to
see me whenever I am in my office.

The likelihood.

Homework: Exercise 1.1-1.4. Due 30th Jan.

Homework: Exercise 1.5, 1.6, 1.9, 1.10 and 1.12.
Due 6th Feb (please check new version of notes
HWs have changed a little).

Below is a list of topics from Davidson:

Section 7.1.1 (Mean Squared Error)
Section 7.1.3 (Minimum variance unbiased estimators and the
Rao-Blackwell Theorem)
Section 4.3 (The information matrix)
Section 4.2.2 (Sufficiency) Sections 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 (Exponential family) Maximum likelihood estimation.

Orders.

Below is a list of topics from Davison:

Section 4.4 (Maximum likelihood estimation) Section 5.2.1 (The notion of steepness is introduced here) Section 5.2.3 (Inference for the exponential family) Section 4.1.1 (Dependent data) Section 4.5.1 (Confidence sets) Section 4.5.3 (chi-square statistics) Homework: 2.2-2.5 (Due Monday 13th Feb).

Homework: 2.5 and 2.6 (Due Monday 20th Feb).

Profile Likelihood See the paper by
Walker for an example of profiling in application to
frequency estimation.

Homework: Exercises 2.8, 2.9, 2.10. Due Monday 6th March.

Below is a list of topics from Davison:

Section 4.5.3 (Profile Likelihood) Page 138
Nonstandard inference.

Below is a list of topics from Davison:

Section 4.6 (Nonstandard Models)
A number of students asked about how the log-likelihood ratio
test works in the case of testing in mixture models.
This is related to the material
covered in Chapter and some references are
Paper 1 and
Paper 2.

Homework: Exercises 3.1 and 4.1. Due Wednesday 22nd March.

Midterm: Wednesday 29th March.

Misspecification and Model Selection

Below is a list of topics from Davison:

Wrong Model (page 151)
Section 4.7 (Model Selection)
Survival Analysis.

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Section 5.4 (Survival Data)
Homework: Exercises: 6.1-6.4 (Due Monday 17th April)
The EM-algorithm.

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Section 5.5.2
Homework: Exercises: 7.1-7.3 (Due Monday 24th April)
Non-likelihood methods.

Below is a list of topics from Davison:

Section 7.2 Generalized Linear Models.

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Section 10.2 (Inference) Section 10.3 (GLM) Count Data.

Below is a list of topics from Davison:

Section 10.4 (Proportion Data) Section 10.5 (Count Data) Section 10.6 (Overdispersion)