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Perfect Simulation

Mark L. Huber
November 19, 2015

Exact sampling, specifically coupling from the past (CFTP), allows users to sample exactly from the stationary distribution of a Markov chain. During its nearly 20 years of existence, exact sampling has evolved into perfect simulation, which enables high-dimensional simulation from interacting...

Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials for Economic Evaluation & Reimbursement: An Applied Approach Using SAS & STATA

Iftekhar Khan
November 18, 2015

Economic evaluation has become an essential component of clinical trial design to show that new treatments and technologies offer value to payers in various healthcare systems. Although many books exist that address the theoretical or practical aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis, this book...


M. A. H. Dempster, Ke Tang
November 18, 2015

Since a major source of income for many countries comes from exporting commodities, price discovery and information transmission between commodity futures markets are key issues for continued economic development.This book covers the fundamental theory of and derivatives pricing for major commodity...

Fundamentals of Probability: with Stochastic Processes, Third Edition

Saeed Ghahramani
November 06, 2015

Fundamentals of Probability with Stochastic Processes, Third Edition teaches probability in a natural way through interesting and instructive examples and exercises that motivate the theory, definitions, theorems, and methodology. The author takes a mathematically rigorous approach while closely...

Online Portfolio Selection: Principles and Algorithms

Bin Li, Steven Chu Hong Hoi
November 05, 2015

With the aim to sequentially determine optimal allocations across a set of assets, Online Portfolio Selection (OLPS) has significantly reshaped the financial investment landscape. Online Portfolio Selection: Principles and Algorithms supplies a comprehensive survey of existing OLPS principles and...

Mathematical Statistics: Basic Ideas and Selected Topics, Volume II

Peter J. Bickel, Kjell A. Doksum
November 02, 2015

Mathematical Statistics: Basic Ideas and Selected Topics, Volume II presents important statistical concepts, methods, and tools not covered in the authors’ previous volume. This second volume focuses on inference in non- and semiparametric models. It not only reexamines the procedures introduced in...

Missing Data Analysis in Practice

Trivellore Raghunathan
October 28, 2015

Missing Data Analysis in Practice provides practical methods for analyzing missing data along with the heuristic reasoning for understanding the theoretical underpinnings. Drawing on his 25 years of experience researching, teaching, and consulting in quantitative areas, the author presents both...

Handbook of Statistical Distributions with Applications, Second Edition

K. Krishnamoorthy
October 23, 2015

Easy-to-Use Reference and Software for Statistical Modeling and Testing Handbook of Statistical Distributions with Applications, Second Edition provides quick access to common and specialized probability distributions for modeling practical problems and performing statistical calculations. Along...

Event Mining: Algorithms and Applications

Tao Li
October 20, 2015

Event mining encompasses techniques for automatically and efficiently extracting valuable knowledge from historical event/log data. The field, therefore, plays an important role in data-driven system management. Event Mining: Algorithms and Applications presents state-of-the-art event mining...

Discrete Event Simulation for Health Technology Assessment

J. Jaime Caro, Jörgen Möller, Jonathan Karnon, James Stahl, Jack Ishak
October 16, 2015

Discover How to Apply DES to Problems Encountered in HTA Discrete event simulation (DES) has traditionally been used in the engineering and operations research fields. The use of DES to inform decisions about health technologies is still in its infancy. Written by specialists at the forefront of...

Sharpening Your Advanced SAS Skills

Sunil Gupta
October 15, 2015

Sharpening Your Advanced SAS® Skills presents sophisticated SAS programming techniques, procedures, and tools, such as Proc SQL, hash tables, and SAS Macro programming, for any industry. Drawing on his more than 20 years’ experience of SAS programming in the pharmaceutical industry, the author...

Accelerating Discovery: Mining Unstructured Information for Hypothesis Generation

Scott Spangler
October 09, 2015

Unstructured Mining Approaches to Solve Complex Scientific Problems As the volume of scientific data and literature increases exponentially, scientists need more powerful tools and methods to process and synthesize information and to formulate new hypotheses that are most likely to be both true...