If you are interested in taking Stat 778 in Spring, please read the following.
I rolled the course back to Linda to make the necessary changes.
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?
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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]
The changes to STAT 778 have been submitted via CIM. For future changes, please note that all catalog changes must be submitted in CIM.
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
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.