Prof. Daniel Frey
Prof. Richard C. Larson
In this class, students use data and systems knowledge to build models of complex socio-technical systems for improved system design and decision-making. Students will enhance their model-building skills, through review and extension of functions of random variables, Poisson processes, and Markov processes; move from applied probability to statistics via Chi-squared t and f tests, derived as functions of random variables; and review classical statistics, hypothesis tests, regression, correlation and causation, simple data mining techniques, and Bayesian vs. classical statistics. A class project is required.
Frey, Daniel, and Richard Larson. ESD.86 Models, Data and Inference for Socio-Technical Systems, Spring 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/engineering-systems-division/esd-86-models-data-and-inference-for-socio-technical-systems-spring-2007 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA