This table gives a tentative timetable for the course. Everything in it, including the dates of homeworks and exams, is subject to change.
Tuesday  Þursday  

Tuesday  Þursday  
Wk01 
Jan 26
Chapter 11: Bayesian Statistics

Jan 28
Chapter 11: Bayesian Statistics 11.2.1: Prior and Posterior Distributions 
Wk02 
Feb 2
Chapter 11: Bayesian Statistics 11.2.2: Bayesian Point Estimation; Problem Set 1 (Sec. 11.111.2.1) due 
Feb 4
Chapter 11: Bayesian Statistics 11.2.3: Bayesian Plausible Intervals 
Wk03 
Feb 9
Chapter 11: Bayesian Statistics 11.3: Prior Distributions for Bayesian Analyses; Problem Set 2 (Sec. 11.2.211.2.3) due 
Feb 11
Chapter 11: Bayesian Statistics 11.2.411.2.5: Bayesian Hypothesis Testing 
Wk04 
Feb 16
No Class (Snow Day) 
Feb 18
Chapter 6: Maximum Likelihood Methods 6.1: Maximum Likelihood Estimation; Problem Set 3 (Sec. 11.2.411.3) due 
Wk05 
Feb 23
Chapter 6: Maximum Likelihood Methods 6.2: Fisher Information and the CramérRao Bound 
Feb 25
Chapter 6: Maximum Likelihood Methods 6.3: Maximum Likelihood Testing; Problem Set 4 (Sec. 6.16.2) due 
Wk06 
Mar 1
Review for Prelim Exam 1 
Mar 3
FIRST PRELIM EXAM

Wk07 
Mar 8
Chapter 6: Maximum Likelihood Methods 6.4: Multidimensional parameter estimation 
Mar 10
Chapter 6: Maximum Likelihood Methods 6.5: Multidimensional hypothesis testing; Problem Set 5 (Sec. 6.36.4) due 
Wk08 
Mar 15
7.17.2: Sufficiency and the Factorization Theorem (Guest lecture by Dr. Marengo) 
Mar 17
7.3: The RaoBlackwell Theorem; Problem Set 6 (Sec. 6.5) due (Guest lecture by Dr. Marengo) 
Mar 22
No Class (Spring Break) 
Mar 24
No Class (Spring Break) 

Wk09 
Mar 29
7.4: Completeness; Problem Set 7 (Sec. 7.17.3) due 
Mar 31
7.5: The Exponential Class of Distributions 
Wk10 
Apr 5
7.6: Functions of a Parameter; Problem Set 8 (Sec. 7.47.5) due 
Apr 7
Review for Prelim Exam 2 
Wk11 
Apr 12
SECOND PRELIM EXAM

Apr 14
7.7: Sufficiency with Multiple Parameters 
Wk12 
Apr 19
7.8: Minimal Sufficiency and Ancilliary Statistics; Problem Set 9 (Sec. 7.67.7) due 
Apr 21
7.9: Sufficiency, Completeness and Independence 
Wk13 
Apr 26
Chapter 8: Optimal Tests of Hypotheses 8.1: Most Powerful Tests; Problem Set 10 (Sec. 7.87.9) due 
Apr 28
Chapter 8: Optimal Tests of Hypotheses 8.2: Uniformly Most Powerful Tests 
Wk14 
May 3
Chapter 8: Optimal Tests of Hypotheses 8.3: Likelihood Ratio Tests; Problem Set 11 (Sec. 8.18.2) due 
May 5
Chapter 8: Optimal Tests of Hypotheses Bayesian tests of composite hypotheses 
Wk15 
May 10
Cumulative Review; Problem Set 12 (Sec. 8.3) due 
May 12
Review for Final Exam 
Last Modified: 2016 April 12
Dr. John T. Whelan / john.whelan@astro.rit.edu / Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences & Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Rochester Institute of TechnologyThe contents of this communication are the sole responsibility of Prof. John T. Whelan and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of RIT, SMS, or CCRG.