Foundations of Data Science II - Statistics

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Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick (KBG12)

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(Bayesian) Statistical Modelling and Computation for Complex Data by Assoc Prof Claire Gormley (UCD) & Dr Niamh Cahill (MU)

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Day three of the Foundations of Data Science II is full Statistics day accompanied by an Enterprise Alliance & PhD student networking event, plus a PM session led by one of our Enterprise Alliance partners, the Central Statistics Office.

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(Bayesian) Statistical Modelling and Computation for Complex Data Claire Gormley (UCD) and Niamh Cahill (MU))

This session will give an insight into the process of constructing statistical models and outline some computational approaches to their estimation. Example applications of the models and estimation procedures to real data will be provided. Topics that will be covered may include

• traditional dimension reduction techniques and their statistical modelling counterparts (e.g. PCA and probabilistic PCA/factor analysis)

• the EM algorithm: estimating statistical models in the presence of missing data or latent variables using maximum likelihood estimation.

• construction and estimation of Bayesian time series models.

The session will include a `hands on' aspect so attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop with the following software pre-installed:

• the R statistical computing environment: www.r-project.org

• JAGS: mcmc-jags.sourceforge.net

• Stan: mc-stan.org

In the PM session, the CSO will outline the different layers of data they have, detailing the ways that they can be accessed and will have some hands-on sessions demonstrating how they work with their publicly available data and associated problems .

Please note this event commences at 9am and a light lunch is provided

Please see below details of the full week's training as you may be interested in other training days available:

Monday 2nd December (Applied Maths)

Tuesday 3rd December (Machine Learning)

Thursday 5th December (Statistics)

Friday 6th December (Statistics & Applied Maths) 1/2 day

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Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick (KBG12)

Plassey Avenue

University of Limerick

Limerick

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