Department of Statistics

www.stat.tamu.edu

Head: V. Johnson

The Department of Statistics offers a graduate program leading to the degrees of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. The department cooperates closely with all subject matter area departments in setting up flexible minor programs in statistics.

The Department of Statistics has two master’s degree programs, MS in Statistics and MS in Analytics.

STAT 601 Statistical Analysis

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

For students in engineering, physical and mathematical sciences. Introduction to probability, probability distributions and statistical inference; hypotheses testing; introduction to methods of analysis such as tests of independence, regression, analysis of variance with some consideration of planned experimentation.
Prerequisite: MATH 152 or MATH 172.

STAT 604 Topics in Statistical Computations

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Efficient uses of existing statistical computer programs (SAS, R, etc.); generation of random numbers; using and creating functions and subroutines; statistical graphics; programming of simulation studies; and data management issues.
Prerequisite: MATH 221, MATH 251, or MATH 253.

STAT 605 Advanced Statistical Computations

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Programming languages, statistical software and computing environments; development of programming skills using modern methodologies; data extraction and code management; interfacing lower-level languages with data analysis software; simulation; MC integration; MC-MC procedures; permutation tests; bootstrapping.
Prerequisite: STAT 612 and STAT 648.

STAT 607 Sampling

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Planning, execution and analysis of sampling from finite populations; simple, stratified, multistage and systematic sampling; ratio estimates.
Prerequisite: STAT 601 or STAT 652 or concurrent enrollment in STAT 641.

STAT 608 Regression Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Multiple, curvilinear, nonlinear, robust, logistic and principal components regression analysis; regression diagnostics, transformations, analysis of covariance.
Prerequisite: STAT 601 or STAT 641.

STAT 610 Theory of Statistics - Distribution Theory

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Brief introduction to probability theory; distributions and expectations of random variables, transformations of random variables and order statistics; generating functions and basic limit concepts.
Prerequisite: MATH 409 or concurrent enrollment in MATH 409.

STAT 611 Theory of Statistics - Inference

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Theory of estimation and hypothesis testing; point estimation, interval estimation, sufficient statistics, decision theory, most powerful tests, likelihood ratio tests, chi-square tests.
Prerequisite: STAT 610 or equivalent.

STAT 612 Theory of Linear Models

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Matrix algebra for statisticians; Gauss-Markov theorem; estimability; estimation subject to linear restrictions; multivariate normal distribution; distribution of quadratic forms; inferences for linear models; theory of multiple regression and AOV; random-and mixed-effects models.
Prerequisite: Course in linear algebra.

STAT 613 Statistical Methodology I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Elements of likelihood inference; exponential family models; group transformation models; survival data; missing data; estimation and hypotheses testing; nonlinear regression models; conditional and marginal inferences; complex models-Markov chains, Markov random fields, time series, and point processes.
Prerequisite: STAT 612.

STAT 614 Probability for Statistics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Probability and measures; expectation and integrals, Kolmogorov's extension theorem; Fubini's theorem; inequalities; uniform integrability; conditional expectation; laws of large numbers; central limit theorems
Prerequisite: STAT 610 or its equivalent.

STAT 615 Stochastic Processes

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of the theory of stochastic processes; includes countable-state Markov processes, birth-death processes, Poisson point processes, renewal processes, Brownian motion and diffusion processes and covariance-stationary processes; theoretical development and applications to real world problems.
Prerequisites: STAT 610; MATH 409.

STAT 616 Statistical Aspects of Machine Learning I: Classical Multivariate Methods

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Core methods from traditional multivariate analysis and various extensions; probability distributions of random vectors and matrices, multivariate normal distributions, model assessment and selection in multiple regression, multivariate regression, dimension reduction, linear discriminant analysis, logistic discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling and distance geometry, and correspondence analysis.
Prerequisites: STAT 612, STAT 613.

STAT 618 Statistical Aspect of Machine Learning II: Modern Techniques

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Second course in statistical machine learning; recursive partition and tree-based methods, artificial neural networks, support vector machines, reproducing kernels, committee machines, latent variable methods, component analysis, nonlinear dimensionality reduction and manifold learning, matrix factorization and matrix completion, statistical analysis of tensors and multi-indexed data.
Prerequisites: STAT 612, STAT 613, and STAT 616.

STAT 620 Asymptotic Statistics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Review of basic concepts and important convergence theorems; elements of decision theory; delta method; Bahadur representation theorem; asymptotic distribution of MLE and the LRT statistics; asymptotic efficiency; limit theory for U-statistics and differential statistical functionals with illustrations from M-,L-,R-estimation; multiple testing.
Prerequisite: STAT 614.

STAT 621 Advanced Stochastic Processes

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Conditional expectation; stopping times; discrete Markov processes; birth-death processes; queuing models; discrete semi-Markov processes; Brownian motion; diffusion processes, Ito integrals, theorem and limit distributions; differential statistical functions and their limit distributions; M-,L-,R-estimation.
Prerequisite: STAT 614 or STAT 615.

STAT 623 Statistical Methods for Chemistry

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Chemometrics topics of process optimization, precision and accuracy; curve fitting; chi-squared tests; multivariate calibration; errors in calibration standards; statistics of instrumentation.
Prerequisite: STAT 601, STAT 641 or STAT 652 or approval of instructor.

STAT 626 Methods in Time Series Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to statistical time series analysis; autocorrelation and spectral characteristics of univariate, autoregressive, moving average models; identification, estimation and forecasting.
Prerequisite: STAT 601 or STAT 642 or approval of instructor.

STAT 627 Nonparametric Function Estimation

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Nonparametric function estimation; kernel, local polynomials, Fourier series and spline methods; automated smoothing methods including cross-validation; large sample distributional properties of estimators; recent advances in function estimation.
Prerequisite: STAT 611.

STAT 630 Overview of Mathematical Statistics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic probability theory including distributions of random variables and expectations. Introduction to the theory of statistical inference from the likelihood point of view including maximum likelihood estimation, confidence intervals, and likelihood ratio tests. Introduction to Bayesian methods.
Prerequisites: MATH 221, MATH 251, and MATH 253.

STAT 631 Statistical Methods in Finance

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Regression and the capital asset pricing model, statistics for portfolio analysis, resampling, time series models, volatility models, option pricing and Monte Carlo methods, copulas, extreme value theory, value at risk, spline smoothing of term structure.
Prerequisites: STAT 610, STAT 611, STAT 608.

STAT 632 Statistical Methodology II-Bayesian Modeling and Inference

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Decision theory; fundamentals of Bayesian inference; single and multi-parameter models; Gaussian model; linear and generalized linear models; Bayesian computations; asymptotic methods; non-iterative MC; MCMC; hierarchical models; nonlinear models; random effect models; survival analysis; spatial models.
Prerequisite: STAT 613.

STAT 633 Advanced Bayesian Modeling and Computation

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Bayesian methods in their research; methodology, and applications of Bayesian methods in bioinformatics, biostatistics, signal processing, machine learning, and related fields.
Prerequisite: STAT 608, STAT 613, STAT 632.

STAT 636 Applied Multivariate Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Multivariate extension of the chi-square and t-tests, discrimination and classification procedures; applications to diagnostic problems in biological, medical, anthropological and social research; multivariate analysis of variance, principal component and factor analysis, canonical correlations.
Prerequisites: MATH 304, STAT 608.

STAT 638 Introduction to Applied Bayesian Methods

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Uncertainty regarding parameters and how they can be explicitly described as a posterior distribution which blends information from a sampling model and prior distribution; emphasis on modeling and computations under the Bayesian paradigm; includes prior distributions, Bayes Theorem, conjugate and non-conjugate models, posterior simulation via the Gibbs sampler and MCMC, hierarchical modeling.
Prerequisites: STAT 604, STAT 608, STAT 630.

STAT 641 The Methods of Statistics I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

An application of the various disciplines in statistics to data analysis, introduction to statistical software; demonstration of interplay between probability models and statistical inference.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in STAT 610 or approval of instructor.

STAT 642 The Methods of Statistics II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Design and analysis of experiments; scientific method; graphical displays; analysis of nonconventional designs and experiments involving categorical data.
Prerequisite: STAT 641.

STAT 643 Biostatistics I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Bio-assay for quantitative and quantal responses: statistical analysis of contingency, including effect estimates, matched samples and misclassification.
Prerequisites: STAT 608, STAT 630, and STAT 642 or STAT 610.

STAT 644 Biostatistics II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Generalized linear models; survival analysis with emphasis on nonparametric models and methods.
Prerequisite: STAT 643 or approval of instructor.

STAT 645 Applied Biostatistics and Data Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of crucial topics in biostatistics; application of regression in biostatistics; analysis of correlated data; logistic and Poisson regression for binary or count data; survival analysis for censored outcomes; design and analysis of clinical trials; sample size calculation by simulation; bootstrap techniques for assessing statistical significance; data analysis using R.
Prerequisites: STAT 651, STAT 652, and STAT 659, or equivalent or prior approval of instructor.

STAT 646 Statistical Bioinformatics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

An overview of relevant biological concepts and technologies of genomic/proteomic applications; methods to handle, visualize, analyze, and interpret genomic/proteomic data; exploratory data analysis for genomic/proteomic data; data preprocessing and normalization; hypotheses testing; classification and prediction techniques for using genomic/proteomic data to predict disease status.
Prerequisites: STAT 604, STAT 651, STAT 652 or equivalent or prior approval of instructor.

STAT 647 Spatial Statistics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Spatial correlation and its effects; spatial prediction (kriging); spatial regression; analysis of point patterns (tests for randomness and modelling patterns); subsampling methods for spatial data.
Prerequisite: STAT 601 or STAT 611 or equivalent.

STAT 648 Applied Statistics and Data Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Background to conduct research in the development of new methodology in applied statistics. Topics covered will include: exploratory data analysis; sampling; testing; smoothing; classification; time series; and spatial data analysis.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

STAT 651 Statistics in Research I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

For graduate students in other disciplines; non-calculus exposition of the concepts, methods and usage of statistical data analysis; T-tests, analysis of variance and linear regression.
Prerequisite: MATH 102 or equivalent.

STAT 652 Statistics in Research II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Continuation of STAT 651. Concepts of experimental design, individual treatment comparisons, randomized blocks and factorial experiments, multiple regression, Chi-squared tests and a brief introduction to covariance, non-parametric methods and sample surveys.
Prerequisite: STAT 651.

STAT 653 Statistics in Research III

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Advanced topics in ANOVA; analysis of covariance; and regression analysis including analysis of messy data; non-linear regression; logistic and weighted regression; diagnostics and model building; emphasis on concepts; computing and interpretation.
Prerequisite: STAT 652.

STAT 656 Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to data mining and will demonstrate the procedures; Optimal prediction decisions; comparing and deploying predictive models; neural networks; constructing and adjusting tree models; the construction and evaluation of multi-stage models.
Prerequisite: STAT 657, STAT 659.

STAT 657 Advanced Programming Using SAS

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Programming with SAS/IML, programming in SAS Data step, advanced use of various SAS procedures.
Prerequisites: STAT 604 and STAT 642.

STAT 658 Transportation Statistics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Design of experiments, estimation, hypothesis testing, modeling, and data mining for transportation specialists.
Prerequisite: STAT 211 or STAT 651.

STAT 659 Applied Categorical Data Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to analysis and interpretation of categorical data using ANOVA/regression analogs; includes contingency tables, loglinear models, logistic regression; use of computer software such as SAS, GLIM, SPSSX.
Prerequisite: STAT 601, STAT 641 or STAT 652 or equivalent.

STAT 661 Statistical Genetics I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic concepts in human genetics, sampling designs, gene frequency estimation, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, linkage disequilibrium, association and transmission disequilibrium test studies, linkage and pedigree analysis, segregation analysis, polygenic models, DNA sequence analysis.
Prerequisites: STAT 610 and STAT 611.

STAT 667 Statistics for Advanced Placement Teachers

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Lecture Hours.

Review of the fundamental concepts and techniques of statistics; topics included in Advanced Placement Statistics; exploring data, planning surveys and experiments, exploring models, statistical inference.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

STAT 673 Time Series Analysis I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to diverse modes of analysis now available to solve for univariate time series; basic problems of parameter estimation, spectral analysis, forecasting and model identification.
Prerequisite: STAT 611 or equivalent.

STAT 674 Time Series Analysis II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Continuation of STAT 673. Multiple time series, ARMA models, test of hypotheses, estimation of spectral density matrix, transfer function and forecasting.
Prerequisites: STAT 673.

STAT 681 Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Oral presentations of special topics and current research in statistics. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification in statistics.

STAT 684 Professional Internship

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Other Hours.

Practicum in statistical consulting for students in PhD program. Students will be assigned consulting problems brought to the Department of Statistics by researchers in other disciplines.
Prerequisite: STAT 642 or its equivalent.

STAT 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 6. 1 to 6 Other Hours.

Individual instruction in selected fields in statistics; investigation of special topics not within scope of thesis research and not covered by other formal courses.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification and approval of department head.

STAT 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of statistics. Open to non-majors. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

STAT 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Research for thesis or dissertation.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

Akleman, Derya, Instructional Assistant Professor
Statistics
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Bhattacharya, Anirban, Assistant Professor
Statistics
PHD, Duke University, 2012

Carroll, Raymond, Distinguished Professor
Statistics
PHD, Purdue University, 1974

Chen, Willa, Professor
Statistics
PHD, New York University, 2000

Cline, Daren, Professor
Statistics
PHD, Colorado State University, 1983

Dabney, Alan, Associate Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Washington, 2006

Dahm, Paul, Professor
Statistics
PHD, Iowa State University, 1979

Das, Kalyan, Visiting Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Calcutta, 1986

Gaynanova, Irina, Assistant Professor
Statistics
PHD, Cornell University, 2015

Hart, Jeffrey, Professor
Statistics
PHD, Southern Methodist University, 1981

Huang, Jianhua, Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of California, Berkeley, 1997

Johnson, Valen, Professor
Statistics
PHD, University Of Chicago, 1989

Jun, Mikyoung, Associate Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Chicago, 2005

Katzfuss, Matthias, Assistant Professor
Statistics
PHD, The Ohio State University, 2011

Kolodziej, Elizabeth, Instructional Assistant Professor
Statistics
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2010

Liang, Faming, Professor
Statistics
PHD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1997

Liang, Hwa, Senior Lecturer
Statistics
PHD, University of New Mexico, 2003

Lombard, Frederick, Visiting Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Johannesburg, 1975

Long, James, Assistant Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of California - Berkeley, 2013

Longnecker, Michael, Professor
Statistics
PHD, Florida State University, 1976

Mallick, Bani, Distinguished Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Connecticut, 1994

Mueller-Harknett, Ursula, Professor
Statistics
PHD, Universitat Bremen, Germany, 2005

Newton, Howard, Senior Professor
Statistics
PHD, State University of New York, 1975

Pourahmadi, Mohsen, Professor
Statistics
PHD, Michigan State University, 1980

Sang, Huiyan, Associate Professor
Statistics
PHD, Duke University, 2008

Schmiediche, Henrik, Instructional Associate Professor
Statistics
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1993

Sheather, Simon, Professor
Statistics
PHD, La Trobe University, 1986

Sherman, Michael, Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992

Sinha, Samiran, Associate Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Florida, 2004

Smith, William, Senior Professor
Statistics
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1967

Spiegelman, Clifford, Distinguished Professor
Statistics
PHD, Northwestern University, 1976

Subbarao, Suhasini, Associate Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Bristol, 1999

Wang, Suojin, Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Texas at Austin, 1988

Wehrly, Thomas, Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Wisconsin - madison, 1976

Wijesuriya, Uditha, Visiting Assistant Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015

Zhang, Xianyang, Assistant Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, 2015

Zhou, Lan, Associate Professor
Statistics
PHD, University of California, Berkeley, 1997