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Course content

The course presents Bayesian time series analysis and dynamic linear models. Much of the content is technically common to Kalman filtering in cybernetics, but the advantage with this presentation is that all results can be argued for and interpreted probabilisticly. Special topics covered are: The generel dynamic linear model, discount factors to help assessing the signal variance, estimation of the observation variance, retrospective filtering, forecasts, model monitoring, intervention into the time series model due to new information, comparison with classical time series models.

Learning outcome

The student will be able to apply these methods with associated software in research in their own field.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with STK9110 - Bayesian time series analysis

The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.

Teaching

3 hours of lectures/exercises per week.

Examination

Depending on the number of students, the exam will be in one of the following four forms:
1.Only written exam
2.Only oral exam
3.A project paper followed by a written exam.
4.A project paper followed by an oral exam/hearing.
For the latter two the project paper and the exam counts equally and the final grade is based on å general impression after the final exam. (The two parts of the exam will not be indivdually graded.)

What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within October 15th for the autumn semester and March 15th for the spring semester.

Examination support material

Permitted aids at the exam if written: Approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)

Oral exam: no aids permitted

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Spring 2011

Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to studieinfo@math.uio.no.

Examination

Spring 2011

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language

English

The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.