Random number generation and Monte Carlo methods. The bootstrap and permutation tests. Numerical methods for optimization related to maximum likelihood estimation. Nonparametric density estimation. Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC) methods. Classification and regression trees. Software used for the course includes SPLUS or R.
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional. Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: Biomedical Sciences - PHD.