# Introduction to Bayesian statistics

LSTAT2130  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Bayesian statistics
4.0 credits
15.0 h + 5.0 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Lambert Philippe ;
Language
Anglais
Main themes
- The Bayesian model: basic principles. - The likelihood function and its a priori specification. - One-parameter models: choice of the a priori distribution, derivation of the a posteriori distribution, summarizing the a posteriori distribution. - Multi-parameter models: choice of the a priori distribution, derivation of the a posteriori distribution, nuisance parameters. Special cases: the multinomial and the multivariate Gaussian models. - Large sample inference and connections with asymptotic frequentist inference. - Bayesian computation.
Aims
By the end of the course, the student will be familiar with the principles and the basic techniques in Bayesian statistics. He or she will be able to use and to put forward the advantages and drawbacks of that paradigm in standard problems.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content
- The Bayesian model: basic principles. - The likelihood function and its a priori specification. - One-parameter models: choice of the a priori distribution, derivation of the a posteriori distribution, summarizing the a posteriori distribution. - Multi-parameter models: choice of the a priori distribution, derivation of the a posteriori distribution, nuisance parameters. Special cases: the multinomial and the multivariate Gaussian models. - Large sample inference and connections with asymptotic frequentist inference. - Bayesian computation.
Other information
References : Ouvrages de référence Gelman, A., Carlin, J.B., Stern, H.S. and Rubin, D.B. (2003,2nd edition) Bayesian Data Analysis. Chapman and Hall. Spiegelhalter, D.J., Thomas, A. and Best, N.G. (1999) WinBUGS User Manual. MRC Biostatistics Unit. Bolstad, W.M.(2004) Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. Wiley.
Faculty or entity

#### Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

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Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in data Science: Statistic
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Master [120] in Mathematical Engineering
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Master [120] in Data Science Engineering
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Master [120] in data Science: Information technology
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Master [120] in Mathematics
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Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering
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Master [120] in Statistic: Biostatistics
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Master [120] in Statistic: General
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