This course provides students with an
introduction to the statistical methods for analyzing censored
data which are common in medical research, industrial life-
testing and related fields. Topics include accelerated life
models, proportional hazards model, time dependent covariates.
We start with some
parametric models and show how censored data can be incorporated in the
analysis. Then we proceed to nonparametric methods and discuss
Kaplan-Meier and Actuarial estimators. Semiparametric models,
proportional hazards model and time dependent covariates will also be
discussed. The computer will be extensively used, and familiarity with
elementary use of S+ and SAS will be assumed.
Evaluation will be based on a combination of assignments, midterm
exam, final exam and a project.
Prerequisite:AS/SC/AK/MATH 3131 3.0; either
AS/SC/MATH 3033 3.0 or AS/SC/AK/MATH 3330 3.0.
Note: Computer Internet use is essential for course work.
Coordinator: M. Asgharian