Autumn 2020 STAT 41520

Course: STAT 41520

Title: Topics in Selective Inference

Instructor(s): Rina Foygel Barber

Teaching Assistant(s): TBA

Class Schedule: Sec 01: This class is listed as MW 10:20 AM–12:20 PM on the Registrar's site, but it will actually meet MW 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Description: This course will study the problem of selective inference where we would like to provide statistical guarantees about hypotheses or parameters whose definitions are influenced by our analysis of the same data set. Performing valid inference is challenging since we must find a way to condition on the outcome of the selection process which is not always simple to characterize. The course will discuss both recent advances and open problems in this field.

Prerequisite(s): STAT 27850/30850 or STAT 30200 or consent of instructor.