STAT 220 Probability and Statistics

Prerequisites: Advanced and multivariable calculus, linear algebra. This course is an introduction to probability and statistic for students in statistics, applied mathematics, electrical and computer engineering and computer science. This core course is intended to provide a solid general background in probability and statistics that will form the basis of more advanced courses in statistics. Content: Probability; Random variables; Expectation; Inequalities; Convergence of random variables. Statistical inference: Models, statistical inference and learning; Estimating the CDF and statistical functionals; The bootstrap; Parametric inference; Hypothesis testing and p-values; Bayesian inference; Statistical decision theory. Statistical models and methods: Multivariate models; Inference about independence.