Courses Taught by Gen Li

BIOSTAT601: Probability and Distribution Theory

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 4 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Ananda Sen, Gen Li, (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Three terms of calculus
  • Description: Fundamental probability and distribution theory needed for statistical inference. Probability, discrete and continuous distributions, expectation, generating functions, limit theorems, transformations, sampling theory.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT601
Ananda Sen
Gen Li
Concentration Competencies that BIOSTAT601 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
BIOSTAT MS Apply the theoretical foundations of probability theory and distribution theory BIOSTAT601

BIOSTAT815: Advanced Topics in Computational Statistics

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Gen Li (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT601, BIOSTAT602 and BIOSTAT615 or equiv and proficiency in C++ and R
  • Description: Modern numerical analysis for statisticians. Combination of theory and practical computational examples illustrating the current trends in numerical analysis relevant to probability and statistics. Topics choose from numerical linear algebra, optimization theory, quadrature methods, splines, and Markov chains. Emphasis on newer techniques such as quasi-random methods of integration, the EM algorithm and its variants, and hidden Markov chains. Applications as time permits to areas such as genetic and medical imaging.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT815
Gen Li