- Code STAT7004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Statistics
- Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Finance, Statistics
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Dale Roberts
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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An introduction to stochastic processes, which are random processes occurring in time or space.
They are used to model dynamic relationships involving random events in a wide variety of disciplines including the natural and social sciences, and in financial, managerial and actuarial settings.
The course consists of a short review of basic probability concepts and a discussion of conditional probability and conditional expectation, followed by an introduction to the basic concepts and an investigation of the long-run behaviour of Markov chains in discrete time, countable state space. The course also covers some important continuous-time stochastic processes including Poisson processes and other Markov pure jump processes, as well as Brownian motion and other related Gaussian processes as time permits.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Decsribe in detail the basic concepts of stochastic processes in discrete time, especially concerning Markov chains, their classifications and long-run behaviour; and
- Explain in detail continuous-time stochastic processes, with topics drawn from: Poisson Processes other Markov pure jump processes Brownian motion Other related Gaussian processes
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Assumed KnowledgeStudents will require a good background in introductory mathematical statistics and probability concepts, including random variables, probability distributions, etc.
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