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Random Signal Processing

Shaila Dinkar Apte
August 22, 2017

This book covers random signals and random processes along with estimation of probability density function, estimation of energy spectral density and power spectral density. The properties of random processes and signal modelling are discussed with basic communication theory estimation and...

Statistical Portfolio Estimation

Masanobu Taniguchi, Hiroshi Shiraishi, Junichi Hirukawa, Hiroko Kato Solvang, Takashi Yamashita
August 21, 2017

The composition of portfolios is one of the most fundamental and important methods in financial engineering, used to control the risk of investments. This book provides a comprehensive overview of statistical inference for portfolios and their various applications. A variety of asset processes are...

Visualizing Baseball

Jim Albert
August 17, 2017

Visualizing Baseball provides a visual exploration of the game of baseball. Graphical displays are used to show how measures of performance, at the team level and the individual level, have changed over the history of baseball. Graphs of career trajectories are helpful for understanding the...

Quantitative Methods for HIV/AIDS Research

Cliburn Chan, Michael G. Hudgens, Shein-Chung Chow
August 15, 2017

Quantitative Methods in HIV/AIDS Research provides a comprehensive discussion of modern statistical approaches for the analysis of HIV/AIDS data. The first section focuses on statistical issues in clinical trials and epidemiology that are unique to or particularly challenging in HIV/AIDS research;...

Introduction to Functional Data Analysis

Piotr Kokoszka, Matthew Reimherr
August 09, 2017

Introduction to Functional Data Analysis provides a concise textbook introduction to the field. It explains how to analyze functional data, both at exploratory and inferential levels. It also provides a systematic and accessible exposition of the methodology and the required mathematical framework....

Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition

Rand Wilcox
August 08, 2017

Requiring no prior training, Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences provides a two-semester, graduate-level introduction to basic statistical techniques that takes into account recent advances and insights that are typically ignored in an introductory course. Hundreds of journal...

Generalized Linear Models with Random Effects: Unified Analysis via H-likelihood, Second Edition

Youngjo Lee, John A. Nelder, Yudi Pawitan
August 04, 2017

This is the second edition of a monograph on generalized linear models with random effects that extends the classic work of McCullagh and Nelder. It has been thoroughly updated, with around 80 pages added, including new material on the extended likelihood approach that strengthens the theoretical...

Adaptive Survey Design

Barry Schouten, Andy Peytchev, James Wagner
August 04, 2017

Adaptive survey designs (ASDs) provide a framework for data-driven tailoring of data collection procedures to different sample members, often for cost and bias reduction. People vary in how likely they are to respond and in how they respond. This variation leads to opportunities to selectively...

Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Edition

Fahui Wang
August 02, 2017

The second edition of a bestseller, Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS (previously titled Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS) details applications of quantitative methods in social science, planning, and public policy with a focus on spatial perspectives. The book...

Statistical Regression and Classification: From Linear Models to Machine Learning

Norman Matloff
August 01, 2017

Statistical Regression and Classification: From Linear Models to Machine Learning takes an innovative look at the traditional statistical regression course, presenting a contemporary treatment in line with today's applications and users. The text takes a modern look at regression: * A thorough...

Social Networks with Rich Edge Semantics

Quan Zheng, David Skillicorn
August 01, 2017

Social Networks with Rich Edge Semantics introduces a new mechanism for representing social networks in which pairwise relationships can be drawn from a range of realistic possibilities, including different types of relationships, different strengths in the directions of a pair, positive and...

Bayesian Methods for Repeated Measures

Lyle D. Broemeling
August 01, 2017

Analyze Repeated Measures Studies Using Bayesian Techniques Going beyond standard non-Bayesian books, Bayesian Methods for Repeated Measures presents the main ideas for the analysis of repeated measures and associated designs from a Bayesian viewpoint. It describes many inferential methods for...