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Elementary Probability with Applications, Second Edition

Larry Rabinowitz
December 13, 2016

Elementary Probability with Applications, Second Edition shows students how probability has practical uses in many different fields, such as business, politics, and sports. In the book, students learn about probability concepts from real-world examples rather than theory. The text explains how...

Applied Surrogate Endpoint Evaluation Methods with SAS and R

Ariel Alonso, Theophile Bigirumurame, Tomasz Burzykowski, Marc Buyse, Geert Molenberghs, Leacky Muchene, Nolen Joy Perualila, Ziv Shkedy, Wim Van der Elst
December 08, 2016

An important factor that affects the duration, complexity and cost of a clinical trial is the endpoint used to study the treatment’s efficacy. When a true endpoint is difficult to use because of such factors as long follow-up times or prohibitive cost, it is sometimes possible to use a surrogate...

Analyzing Longitudinal Clinical Trial Data: A Practical Guide

Craig Mallinckrodt, Ilya Lipkovich
December 06, 2016

Analyzing Longitudinal Clinical Trial Data: A Practical Guide provide practical and easy to implement approaches for bringing the latest theory on analysis of longitudinal clinical trial data into routine practice. This book, with its example-oriented approach that includes numerous SAS and R code...

Multi-State Survival Models for Interval-Censored Data

Ardo van den Hout
December 02, 2016

Multi-State Survival Models for Interval-Censored Data introduces methods to describe stochastic processes that consist of transitions between states over time. It is targeted at researchers in medical statistics, epidemiology, demography, and social statistics. One of the applications in the book...

Small Area Estimation and Microsimulation Modeling

Azizur Rahman, Ann Harding
December 01, 2016

Small Area Estimation and Microsimulation Modeling is the first practical handbook that comprehensively presents modern statistical SAE methods in the framework of ultramodern spatial microsimulation modeling while providing the novel approach of creating synthetic spatial microdata. Along with...

Emerging Non-Clinical Biostatistics in Biopharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing

Harry Yang
December 01, 2016

The premise of Quality by Design (QbD) is that the quality of the pharmaceutical product should be based upon a thorough understanding of both the product and the manufacturing process. This state-of-the-art book provides a single source of information on emerging statistical approaches to QbD and...

Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis: A Practical Guide, Third Edition

Mohammad Modarres, Mark P. Kaminskiy, Vasiliy Krivtsov
December 01, 2016

This undergraduate and graduate textbook provides a practical and comprehensive overview of reliability and risk analysis techniques. Written for engineering students and practicing engineers, the book is multi-disciplinary in scope. The new edition has new topics in classical confidence interval...

Reliability Engineering: Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods, Second Edition

Joel A. Nachlas
December 01, 2016

Without proper reliability and maintenance planning, even the most efficient and seemingly cost-effective designs can incur enormous expenses due to repeated or catastrophic failure and subsequent search for the cause. Today’s engineering students face increasing pressure from employers, customers,...

Data Mining: A Tutorial-Based Primer, Second Edition

Richard J. Roiger
December 01, 2016

"Dr. Roiger does an excellent job of describing in step by step detail formulae involved in various data mining algorithms, along with illustrations. In addition, his tutorials in Weka software provide excellent grounding for students in comprehending the underpinnings of Machine Learning as...

Quantitative Techniques in Business, Management and Finance: A Case-Study Approach

Umeshkumar Dubey, D P Kothari, G K Awari
November 22, 2016

This book is especially relevant to undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers studying quantitative techniques as part of business, management and finance. It is an interdisciplinary book that covers all major topics involved at the interface between business and management on the one hand and...

Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals

Abhaya Indrayan, Martin P. Holt
November 17, 2016

Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals focuses on conceptual knowledge and practical advice rather than mathematical details, enhancing its usefulness as a reference for medical professionals. The book defines and describes nearly 1000 commonly and not so commonly used...

Learning with Uncertainty

Xizhao Wang, Junhai Zhai
November 16, 2016

Learning with uncertainty covers a broad range of scenarios in machine learning, this book mainly focuses on: (1) Decision tree learning with uncertainty, (2) Clustering under uncertainty environment, (3) Active learning based on uncertainty criterion, and (4) Ensemble learning in a framework of...