|Teaching Assistant(s):||Xialiang Dou|
|Class Schedule:||Sec 01: TR 3:30 PM–4:50 PM in Kent 101|
|Textbook(s):||Wasserman, All of Nonparametric Statistics|
Nonparametric inference is about developing statistical methods and models that make weak assumptions. A typical nonparametric approach estimates a nonlinear function from an infinite dimensional space rather than a linear model from a finite dimensional space. This course gives an introduction to nonparametric inference, with a focus on density estimation, regression, confidence sets, orthogonal functions, random processes, and kernels. The course treats nonparametric methodology and its use, together with theory that explains the statistical properties of the methods.