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School of Science
Course unit
SCP4063389, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SS1736, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS (ADVANCED)
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Statistical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MANUELA CATTELAN SECS-S/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-S/01 Statistics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 3.0 22 53.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 Commissioni a.a.2019/20 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 SARTORI NICOLA (Presidente)
GRIGOLETTO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
SCARPA BRUNO (Membro Effettivo)
4 Commissione a.a.2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 CATTELAN MANUELA (Presidente)
GRIGOLETTO MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
SCARPA BRUNO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Contents of the courses: Calcolo delle Probabilità and Statistica progredito.
Useful, although not mandatory, Statistica Computazionale and basic knowledge of the software R.
Target skills and knowledge: - Development of new computational abilities for inference in statistical models.
- Learn how to implement such methods in R
Examination methods: Practical exam in computer lab. The exam includes both theoretical questions and empirical analyses.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation is based on completeness and correctness of the computer lab exam.
Course unit contents: - Simulation: rejection sampling; Monte Carlo integration; importance sampling and other variance reduction methods.
- Numerical and graphical methods for likelihood analysis and Bayesian inference.
- The EM algorithm.
- Resampling methods: bootstrap e jacknife.
- Markov chains and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods: Markov chains theory; MCMC algorithms; applications to Bayesian inference.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and Computer Labs classes
Additional notes about suggested reading: Teaching material available on the course website
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Robert, Christian P.; Casella, George, Introducing Monte Carlo methods with R. New York: Springer, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Davison, Anthony Christopher; Hinkley, David V., Bootstrap methods and their application. Cambridge [etc.]: Cambridge university press, 1997. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Albert, Jim, Bayesian computation with R. Dordrecht: Springer Verlag, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gelman, Andrew; Meng, Xiao-Li; Brooks, Steve; Jones, Galin L., Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo. Boca Raton: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 2011. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
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  • Laboratory
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)