Fall 2024 Textbooks and Resources

Updated on March 20, 2024  This page will be updated on April 5th.

Note: All textbooks are available at University Book Store. These are the books that have been selected, however changes may occur.

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Actuarial Science — Fall 2024

ACTS:3080  MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE I (3 s.h.)
Instructor —  N.D. Shyamalkumar
RequiredText --  Vaaler, L.J.F., Harper, S.K., and Daniel, J.W. Mathematical Interest Theory (Third Edition), 2019, The Mathematical Association of America, ISBN: 978-1-4704-4393-1

ACTS:3110 ACTUARIAL EXAM P PREPARATION (1 s.h.)
Instructor —  TBD
Required Text —  None required

ACTS:4130  QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ACTUARIES (3 s.h.)
Instructor — Elias Shiu
Required Text — Dickson, Hardy & Waters, Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks, 3rd ed.

ACTS:4280  LIFE CONTINGENCIES II (3 s.h.)
Instructor — Elias Shiu
Required Text — Dickson, Hardy & Waters, Actuarial Mathematics for Life Contingent Risks, 3rd ed.

ACTS:4990 READINGS IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE (arr.)
Independent Study

ACTS:6990 READINGS IN ACTUARIAL SCIENCE (arr.)
Independent Study

 

Data Science Courses — Fall 2024

DATA:3120  PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (4 s.h.)
(cross-listed with STAT:3120)
Instructor —Boxiang Wang
Recommended Text— Tanis & Hogg, A Brief Course in Mathematical Statistics, 2008, Prentice Hall.

DATA:3200  APPLIED LINEAR REGRESSION (3 s.h.)
(cross-listed with STAT:3200)
Instructor — Erning Li
Recommended Text —  None

DATA:4540  STATISTICAL LEARNING (1 s.h.)
(cross-listed with STAT:4540)
Instructor —Sanvesh Srivastava
Recommended Text —  TBD

DATA:4890  DATA SCIENCE PRACTICUM (3 s.h.)
Instructor —Sanvesh Srivastava
Recommended Text —  none

DATA:5400  COMPUTING IN STATISTICS (3 s.h.)
(cross-listed with STAT:5400)
Instructor —Boxiang Wang
Recommended Text —  none

DATA:5890  M.S. DATA SCIENCE PRACTICUM (2 s.h.)
Instructor —Sanvesh Srivastava
Recommended Text —  none

Statistics Courses — Fall 2024

STAT:1010 STATISTICS AND SOCIETY (3 s.h.)
Lecture AAA (sections A01-A04)
Instructor —  Alex Liebrecht
Required Text — Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life by Bennett, Briggs, and Triola.  5th ed. Pearson.

STAT:1020  ELEMENTARY STATISTICS AND INFERENCE (3 s.h.)

Lecture AAA (sections A11-A14)
Instructor — Robert Ankenmann
Required Text —Intro Stats, 6th Edition (2022) by DeVeaux, Velleman, and Bock, Pearson Publishing.  ICON Direct. 

Lecture BBB (sections B21-B24)
Instructor —  Robert Ankenmann
Required Text — Intro Stats, 6th Edition (2022) by DeVeaux, Velleman, and Bock, Pearson Publishing.  ICON Direct. 

Lecture CCC (sections C31-C40)
Instructor — Alex Liebrecht
Required Text — Intro Stats, 6th Edition (2022) by DeVeaux, Velleman, and Bock, Pearson Publishing.  ICON Direct.

STAT:1030  STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS (4 s.h.)
Lecture AAA (sections A01-A20)
Instructor —   Joseph Lang
Required Text — None required.

STAT:2010  STATISTICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING (3 s.h.)
Lecture AAA (sections A11-A14)
Instructor —  Erning Li
Required Text — Basic Practice of Statistics, 9th ed. Moore, Notz, Fligner. ICON-Direct. 

STAT:2020  PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR THE ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (3 s.h.)
Lecture AAA (sections A11- A18)
Instructor — Matt Bognar
Required Text — Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists, Wapole, Myers, Myers, and Ye book (9th ed),  ICON-Direct

STAT:3100:0001 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS II (3 s.h.)
Instructor — Nathan Wikle
Required Text —  Probability and Statistical Inference (10th Edition), Hogg, Tanis and Zimmerman, Pearson.

STAT:3120  PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (4 s.h.)
(cross-listed with DATA:3120)
Instructor —Boxiang Wang
Recommended Text— Tanis & Hogg, A Brief Course in Mathematical Statistics, 2008, Prentice Hall.

STAT:3200  APPLIED LINEAR REGRESSION (3 s.h.)
(cross-listed with DATA:3200)
Instructor — Erning Li
Required Text - None

STAT:3510  BIOSTATISTICS (3 s.h.) 
Lecture AAA (A11-A18)
Instructor —  Matt Bognar
Required Text — Statistics for the Life Sciences, 5th edition, ISBN: 9780321989581, ICON Direct

STAT:4100   MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I (3 s.h.) (co-exists with STAT:5100)
Instructor — Osnat Stramer
Required Text — Hogg, McKean and Craig, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics,   8th ed.

STAT:4200   STATISTICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING (3 s.h.) (co-listed with STAT:2010)
Instructor — Erning Li
Required Text — Basic Practice of Statistics, 9th ed. Moore, Notz, Fligner. ICON-Direct. 

STAT:4520  BAYESIAN STATISTICS (3 s.h.)
Instructor — TBD
Required Text — https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.1201/9781351030144/probability-bayesian-modeling-jim-albert-jingchen-hu  Students can freely access the online version of the required textbook here: https://bayesball.github.io/BOOK/probability-a-measurement-of-uncertainty.html

STAT:4540 STATISTICAL LEARNING (3 s.h.)
(cross-listed with DATA:4540)
Instructor — Sanvesh Srivastava
Recommended Text — TBD

STAT:4560 STATISTICS FOR RISK MODELING (3 s.h.)
Instructor — N.D. Shyamalkumar

Required Text: Regression Modeling with Actuarial and Financial Applications, Edward W. Frees, 2010, New York: Cambridge. ISBN: 978-0521135962.

STAT:5090   ALPHA Seminar (1 s.h.)
Instructor — Aixin Tan
Recommended Text —  none

STAT:5100  STATISTICAL INFERENCES I (3 s.h.)
Instructor — Osnat Stramer
Recommended Text — Casella & Berger, Statistical Inference, 2nd. ed.  OR Required Text — Hogg, McKean and Craig, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics,   8th ed.

STAT:5200  APPLIED STATISTICS I (3 s.h.)
Instructor — Joyee Ghosh
Recommended: Introduction to Regression Modeling, Abraham and Ledolter 

STAT:5400   COMPUTING IN STATISTICS (3 s.h.)
(cross-listed with DATA:5400)
Instructor — Boxiang Wang
Required Text —  None required

STAT:6300   PROBABILITY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES I (3 s.h.)
Instructor — Andrew Thomas
Required Text —none

STAT:6530   ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPATIAL STATISTICS (3 s.h.)
Instructor — Dale Zimmerman
Required Text —Spatial Linear Models for Environmental Data (3 s.h.), D. Zimmerman, Chapman and Hall

STAT:6990 READINGS IN STATISTICS (arr.)
Independent Study.

STAT:7190 SEMINAR: MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS  (1 s.h.)
pending.

STAT:7200  LINEAR MODELS (4 s.h.)
Instructor – Dale Zimmerman
Required Text — Linear Model Theory with Examples and Exercises, Dale Zimmerman. Springer Publishing.

STAT:7290 SEMINAR: APPLIED STATISTICS  (1 s.h.)
Topic: Statistics in Sports
Instructor - Dale Zimmerman
No text required

STAT:7390 SEMINAR: PROBABILITY  (1 s.h.)
pending.

STAT:7560 TIME SERIES ANALYSIS  (3 s.h.)
Instructor - Osnat Stramer
No text required

STAT:7990 READING RESEARCH (arr.)
Independent Study

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