STAT Course List

MATH4043 Actuarial Mathematics


This course introduces the mathematics of life contingencies. Areas to be studied include survival distributions and construction of life tables; and the calculation of values of life insurance, of life annuities and of benefit premiums.

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STAT2003 Advanced Statistics


This course introduces the basic probability theory and theoretical statistics (probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis test criteria, etc.) so that the students can understand the foundations of general statistical practices and are also well prepared for the advanced subjects like regression analysis, multivariate analysis, and time series forecasting.

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OR4013 Advanced Topics in Operations Research


This is a continuation of OR3013 Linear Programming and Integer Programming, and OR4003 Dynamic Programming and Inventory Control. Some advanced topics will be introduced to those students who are interested in mathematical models arising from industrial and commercial applications.

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GCVM1013 Applied Ethics in Science and Technology


This course begins with a brief introduction to ethical theories and principles focusing on some of the issues that are at once universal and timeless. Through discussion, debates, and studying particular cases (from personal stories, newspapers, magazines and films etc.), it is hoped that students will be able to reflect critically on real life issues and make their own decisions. Ethical issues in selected fields according to the students’ majors will be chosen and students will be encouraged to apply the theories they learn.

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STAT4093 Applied Stochastic Process


This course reviews basic probability theory and deals with major stochastic processes including Poisson processes, renewal theory, Markov Chains and continuous-time Markov Chains. Applications to inventory problems, equipment replacement policy and queuing theory are also dealt with through some examples

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STAT3033 Bayesian Statistics


This course will present the relevant theory, methodology and computational techniques of modern Bayesian inference and modelling. The main emphasis of the course will be on how to use the Bayesian thinking, modelling and computation to analyse data with complex structure.

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MATH1073 Calculus I

微积分 I

This course introduces the basic ideas and techniques in single variable calculus with mathematical rigour to prepare students for more advanced mathematical and statistical subjects.

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MATH1083 Calculus II

微积分 II

This course is a continuation of Calculus I. It provides a solid foundation in multivariable calculus to prepare students for more advanced mathematics and statistical subjects.

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MATH4063 Case Studies in Mathematical Modelling


This course teaches students how mathematics interfaces with other disciplines. Real-life problems are solved using models in statistics, mathematics, and physics. The case studies and problem-based approaches are adopted. Programming abilities are very crucial to this course.

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STAT4043 Categorical Data Analysis


To equip students with statistical methods for analysing categorical data arisen from qualitative response variables which cannot be handled by methods dealing with quantitative response, such as regression and ANOVA. Some computing software, such as SAS, S-PLUS, R or MATLAB, will be used to implement the methods. The learning outcome will be the ability to formulate suitable statistical models for qualitative response variables and to analyse such data with computer software.

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GCCH1013 Chinese Thought through the Ages


(1) introduce important thought that have produced extremely important and significant impact on Chinese social development from past to present; (2) make a connection with contemporary social status by selecting a number of philosophical issues such as harmony, homogeneity/heterogeneity, conflict and unity, diversity and sustainability etc.; (3) analyse how ‘the past affects the present’, and how Chinese traditional thought has influenced the development and evolvement of contemporary Chinese society; and (4) help the students to have a better understanding of Chinese thought through different historical periods and to strengthen their sense of identity.

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MATH4033 Computational Finance


To introduce computational methods for problems in finance, including the computation of market indicators and option prices. The market indicators include stock and option indices. The option prices are based on the Black-Scholes model. Finite difference methods, Monte Carlo Methods and Binomial Tree Methods will be introduced.

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STAT3043 Data Analysis Using R

R 语言统计分析

The course covers computer programming and data analysis in R. The emphasis of the course will be on statistics analysis based on R language. This involves: (1) exploratory data analysis; (2) specification of models to explain the data; (3) estimation and evaluation of models; (4) forecasting from the model.

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STAT4073 Data Mining


In this information age much data are collected, but less often analysed. This course covers methods for gleaning useful information for large data sets. These methods may be used to help improve product marketing, increase operational efficiency and discover new knowledge.

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COMP3013 Database Management Systems


This course introduces how to represent the data in a database for a given application and how to manage and use a database management system. Topics include: conceptual modelling of a database, relational data model, relational algebra, database language SQL, relation database design, and emerging XML data models. In addition, hands-on DBMS experience is included.

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