Note: Students with an “A” on the midterm exam and on problem sets through lecture 16 may choose to write an expository term paper instead of the last three problem sets and second exam. In that case, a first draft of the paper is due in lecture 24, to be returned with comments in lecture 25, with final draft due two days after lecture 25.

LEC # | Topics | KEY DATES |
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1-4 | Chapters 1 and 2, Rank Tests | Problem set 1 due (one day after lecture 4) |

5-6 | Chapter 3, Handout(s) | |

7-9 | Section 11.5, Handout(s) | Problem set 2 due in lecture 7 |

10 | Robustness | Problem set 3 due |

11 | Review for Midterm | |

12 | Midterm Exam | |

13 | Robustness (cont.) | |

14-15 | M-estimation | Problem set 4 due in lecture 14 |

16-18 | Multivariate Robustness | Problem set 5 due in lecture 16 |

19-21 | VC Combinatorics | Problem set 6 due in lecture 19 |

22 | Review for 2nd-half Exam | |

23 | Nonparametric Classification | Problem set 7 due in lecture 23 |

24 | 2nd-half Exam | |

25 | Nonparametric Classification (cont.) | Problem set 8 due (two days after lecture 25) |