STK9051 – Computational Statistics

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Course content

Statistical analysis is becoming more and more complex, both because of bigger data and many types of data and because of the use of more advanced methods and models. This course deals with numerical methods for performing such analysis, both traditional and more modern methods.

Learning outcome

After completing this course you have learned about:

  • stochastic simulation techniques, including Markov Chain Monte Carlo
  • optimization methods relevant for statistical methodology
  • bootstrapping and simulation-based inference methods
  • numerical methods for analyzing large amounts of data
  • visualization of data.

After having completed the course you will also be able to:

  • present, on a scientific level, a short thesis on a chosen topic of relevance, selected in collaboration with the lecturer.

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

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Teaching

3 hours lecture/exercises each week.

The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.

Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.

Examination

Final written exam or final oral exam, which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

The form of examination will be announced by the lecturer by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.

This course has 1 mandatory assignment that must be approved before you can sit the final exam.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: STK4051 – Computational Statistics

In addition, each PhD student is expected to give an oral presentation on a topic of relevance chosen in cooperation with the lecturer. The presentation has to be approved by the lecturer for the student to be admitted to the final exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Courses 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 pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 28, 2022 11:29:30 AM

Facts about this course

Credits
10
Level
PhD
Teaching
Spring

Taught according to demand and resources. Contact studieinfo@math.uio.no if you are interested in this course.

Examination
Spring
Teaching language
English