Principles and Methods for Data Science

Principles and Methods for Data Science

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  • Editors: Arni Srinivasa Rao, C.R. Rao
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642127
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444642110

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Principles and Methods for Data Science, Volume 43 in the Handbook of Statistics series, highlights new advances in the field, with this updated volume presenting interesting and timely topics, including Competing risks, aims and methods, Data analysis and mining of microbial community dynamics, Support Vector Machines, a robust prediction method with applications in bioinformatics, Bayesian Model Selection for Data with High Dimension, High dimensional statistical inference: theoretical development to data analytics, Big data challenges in genomics, Analysis of microarray gene expression data using information theory and stochastic algorithm, Hybrid Models, Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods: Theory and Practice, and more.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Handbook of Statistics series
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Graduate students to senior researchers in statistics and applied mathematicians who wish to refer to very rich and authentic collection in population models and their analytical solutions to their real-world applications. Research scientists and quantitative biologists

Table of Contents

      1. Markov chain Monte Carlo methods: Theory and practice
      2. David A. Spade

      3. An information and statistical analysis pipeline for microbial metagenomic sequencing data
      4. Shinji Nakaoka and Keisuke Ohta

      5. Machine learning algorithms, applications, and practices in data science
      6. Kalidas Yeturu

      7. Bayesian model selection for high-dimensional data
      8. Naveen Naidu Narisetty

      9. Competing risks: Aims and methods
      10. Ronald Geskus

      11. High-dimensional statistical inference: Theoretical development to data analytics
      12. Deepak Nag Ayyala

      13. Big data challenges in genomics
      14. Hongyan Xu

      15. Analysis of microarray gene expression data using information theory and stochastic algorithm
      16. Narayan Behera

      17. Human life expectancy is computed from an incomplete sets of data: Modeling and analysis
      18. Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao and James R. Carey

      19. Support vector machines: A robust prediction method with applications in bioinformatics

    Arnout Van Messem

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2020
  • Published: May 27, 2020
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642127
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444642110

About the Serial Volume Editors

Arni Srinivasa Rao

Arni Srinivasa Rao
Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao works in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, probability, and artificial intelligence and applications in medicine. He is a Professor at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, U.S.A, and the Director of the Laboratory for Theory and Mathematical Modeling housed within the Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, U.S.A. Previously, Dr. Rao conducted research and/or taught at Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (2003, 2005-07), Indian Statistical Institute (1998-2002, 2006-2012), Indian Institute of Science (2002-04), University of Guelph (2004-06). Until 2012, Dr. Rao held a permanent faculty position at the Indian Statistical Institute. He has won the Heiwa-Nakajima Award (Japan) and Fast Track Young Scientists Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences (DST, New Delhi). Dr. Rao also proved a major theorem in stationary population models, such as, Rao's Partition Theorem in Populations, Rao-Carey Theorem in stationary populations, and developed mathematical modeling-based policies for the spread of diseases like HIV, H5N1, COVID-19, etc. He developed a new set of network models for understanding avian pathogen biology on grid graphs (these were called chicken walk models), AI Models for COVID-19 and received wide coverage in the science media. Recently, he developed concepts such as “Exact Deep Learning Machines”, and “Multilevel Contours” within a bundle of Complex Number Planes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Medical College of Georgia, USA

C.R. Rao

C.R. Rao
Professor C. R. Rao, born in India, is one of this century's foremost statisticians, and received his education in statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Calcutta. He is Emeritus Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics at Penn State and Director of the Center for Multivariate Analysis. He has long been recognized as one of the world's top statisticians, and has been awarded 34 honorary doctorates from universities in 19 countries spanning 6 continents. His research has influenced not only statistics, but also the physical, social and natural sciences and engineering.

In 2011 he was recipient of the Royal Statistical Society's Guy Medal in Gold which is awarded triennially to those "who are judged to have merited a signal mark of distinction by reason of their innovative contributions to the theory or application of statistics". It can be awarded both to fellows (members) of the Society and to non-fellows. Since its inception 120 years ago the Gold Medal has been awarded to 34 distinguished statisticians. The first medal was awarded to Charles Booth in 1892. Only two statisticians, H. Cramer (Norwegian) and J. Neyman (Polish), outside Great Britain were awarded the Gold medal and C. R. Rao is the first non-European and non-American to receive the award.

Other awards he has received are the Gold Medal of Calcutta University, Wilks Medal of the American Statistical Association, Wilks Army Medal, Guy Medal in Silver of the Royal Statistical Society (UK), Megnadh Saha Medal and Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal of the Indian National Science Academy, J.C.Bose Gold Medal of Bose Institute and Mahalanobis Centenary Gold Medal of the Indian Science Congress, the Bhatnagar award of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India and the Government of India honored him with the second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, for “outstanding contributions to Science and Engineering / Statistics”, and also instituted a cash award in honor of C R Rao, “to be given once in two years to a young statistician for work done during the preceding 3 years in any field of statistics”.

For his outstanding achievements Rao has been honored with the establishment of an institute named after him, C.R.Rao Advanced Institute for Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, in the campus of the University of Hyderabad, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

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