Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes University of Sao Paulo
Stochastic processes are natural models for phenomena occurring in time and for spatial systems. Modeling natural phenomena using stochastic processes requires the knowledge of specific inferential and statistical model selection tools. Moreover, stochastic processes have also been used as computational tools in statistical inference, as exemplified by Monte-Carlo Markov chain algorithms for sampling probability distributions.
To present basic notions of statistical inference for some important classes of stochastic processes.
Students will be evaluated through projects, seminars, exercise lists and write tests,
1) Statistical inference for Markov chains. Maximum likelihood estimation. Estimation of the order of the chain. 2) Statistical inference for stochastic chains with memory of variable length. The algorithm Context. 3) Context tree selection using the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC). The algorithm_CTW. 4) Statistical inference for hidden Markov models. 5) Gibbs states. Interaction graph selection and maximum likelihood estimation for the_Ising_model. 6) Simulations using Monte-Carlo Markov chains (MCMC)._Glauber_dynamics, Gibbs sampler, Metropolis algorithm. 7) Perfect simulation algorithms.
Online Course Requirement
Jefferson Antonio Galves, Florencia Graciela Leonardi
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