Course Schedule
Course Schedule
Date  Readings  Topic of Class 
Aug 20 
Hoff Chapter 1 
Introduction/History. 
20 
When did Bayesian inference become Bayesian: Fienberg 
What is probability?; Confidence Intervals and their senseless interpretation. 
20 

HW 0 Out (Due Monday Aug. 27th) LaTeX

21 

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

21 

BetaBinomial Simulation

None 
Coverage verses Confidence 

None 
The Normal Posterior. 


The Normal Posterior. Flat Priors and beyond 

Sept. 1 
Chapter 3 Hoff 
Transformations HW 1 Out (Due Sept. 14) HW 1 Supplement .tex



Predictive distributions: normal case. 

Credible intervals and the MAP estimator. 


Poisson posterior under the Gamma prior. 


Poisson predictive distribution. 


Announcement: Midterm on Oct. 29 


HW 2 Out .texDue Oct 1 


Announcement: 
No Class on Wed Oct 10. 

The Precision Matrix and Conditional Independence 


Wishart Distributions, Covariance Estimation, Random Effect Models. 

13 

Gibbs Sampling 
16 

HW 3 Out  Due Oct. 22.tex 
18 

Jeffreys' Prior 

PValues: interval testing and incoherence pval paper 


PValues: interval testing and incoherence pval paper 


Bayes Factors, Hypothesis testing, and pvaluesHW 4 Out  Due Nov. 19 .tex 


Metropolis HastingsHW 5 Out  Due: Final Exam Session. truncated normal proposal notes 

Dec. 3 

HW 6 Out Due @ Final Exam (Dec. 13 @ 10AM). 