Dear Students,



If you are interested in taking Stat 778 in Spring, please read the following.


  1. Stat 778 should have had an updated title and description, or removed at least the words "in C" in the title.
  2. The justification for the updates is given in the attached email below.
  3. I am new to GMU but will have a course webpage for this class up in Jan.
  4. If you need an override due to incorrect online information on the prerequisite, please submit the following to me:
    1. Your G#
    2. Your current status, MS or Ph.D. student
    3.  Your evidence that you have met the prerequisite by one of the following:
      1.  A transcript from your previous institute that shows a similar course to STAT 652;
      2.  ‚ÄčAn equivalency approval statement from a GMU Stat 652 instructor.



Many thanks. 

Wish you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving


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Jiayang Sun, Ph.D. 
Professor, Chair and Bernard Dunn Eminent Scholar
Department of Statistics, George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building 
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-9107 (Office Manager and Asst. to Chair)
703-993-4732 (Direct)


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From: Jennifer L Skorzawski-Ross <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 1:54 PM
To: Jiayang Sun <[log in to unmask]>; Wanli Qiao <[log in to unmask]>; Linda J Davis <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Martin P Slawski <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: RE: Catalogue change [Fw: Stat 778 and Others]
 

Jiayang,

 

I rolled the course back to Linda to make the necessary changes.

 

Jennifer

 

From: Jiayang Sun
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 1:45 PM
To: Jennifer L Skorzawski-Ross <[log in to unmask]>; Wanli Qiao <[log in to unmask]>; Linda J Davis <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Martin P Slawski <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Catalogue change [Fw: Stat 778 and Others]

 

Many thanks, Jennifer. Do you mean that you have also submitted the title change?

 

Linda, Wanli and Martin - May I assume that you are (or will be) familiar with CIM?

 

Thank you,

Jiayang

 

Sent from my Android

 

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Jiayang Sun, Ph.D. 

Professor, Chair and Bernard Dunn Eminent Scholar

Department of Statistics, George Mason University

Nguyen Engineering Building 

4400 University Dr.

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-993-9107 (Office Manager and Asst. to Chair)

703-993-4732 (Direct)

 

 

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message, including any attachments, is intended for the sole use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient or have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and destroy all copies of the material in its entirety, whether electronic or hard copy.  In addition, the Commonwealth of Virginia claims the right to monitor messages sent to and from this address at any time, without notice, and without my permission. Thank you.

 


From: Jennifer L Skorzawski-Ross <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 1:41 PM
To: Jiayang Sun <[log in to unmask]>; Wanli Qiao <[log in to unmask]>; Linda J Davis <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Martin P Slawski <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: RE: Catalogue change [Fw: Stat 778 and Others]

 

Jiayang,

 

The changes to STAT 778 have been submitted via CIM. For future changes, please note that all catalog changes must be submitted in CIM.

 

Thank you,

Jennifer

 

From: Jiayang Sun
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 1:31 PM
To: Wanli Qiao <[log in to unmask]>; Linda J Davis <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Martin P Slawski <[log in to unmask]>; Jennifer L Skorzawski-Ross <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Catalogue change [Fw: Stat 778 and Others]

 

Dear Jennifer -

 

We need to change the name of STAT 778 that our former faculty Dr. Diao taught in Spring:

 

                  STAT 778: Algorithm/Simulation for Stats in C 

to  

 

                   STAT 778: Statistical Computing 

 

as how itis named in other top Statistics departments. or at least remove  the words "in C" to make it

 

                  STAT 778: Algorithm/Simulation for Statistics

 

Linda has already updated the description as given in the enclosed document. 

 

Rationale: It is old-school to restrict the programming language to C. The key is to take advantage of R and its interface with another popular programming language, Python, Java, Julia, C, Ruby, or Graphviz, etc. In my attachment, I 

have included my update, the original Stat 778's description, and two others from UC Berkeley and CMU. Mine is my mutation or development based on a Stanford Univ's course on Statistical Computing, which I have taught and updated for many years. Essentially, I would cover statistical computing fundamentals (including most of Diao's topics at varying depth and adding missing ones), plus new/modern topics, computing tricks, and goodies, including an interface of R with either C, or C, JAVA, Python, Julia, and others. 

 

Please let me know if the enclosed document is sufficient to get approval from the graduate council to change the title, asap.