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Assignment 1: Due Tuesday 18 August

Reading: Lecture notes on prerequisites (Calculus; Matrix Algebra) and preliminaries (Minima, Maxima, and Order; Convexity and Jensen’s Inequality; Statistical Preliminaries) from course web page. Also, look at Casella and Berger Ch.1-4 for a review of background material.

Assignment 2: Due Tuesday 25 August

Reading: Lecture notes. Casella and Berger Ch.5.1-5.4, 6.1-6.3

Assignment 3: Due Tuesday 1 September

Reading: Lecture notes. Casella and Berger 6.1-6.3, 7

Assignment 4: Due Tuesday 8 September

Reading: Lecture notes. Casella and Berger 7, 8

Problems from C&B: 6.1, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.9a-c, 7.6, 7.9, 7.11, 7.19

Assignment 5: Due Tuesday 15 September

Reading: Lecture notes. Casella and Berger 7, 8

Problems from C&B: 6.20a-c, 7.20, 7.41, 7.52a-b, 8.4, 8.5a-b, 8.6

Assignment 6: Due Tuesday 22 September

Reading: Lecture notes. Casella and Berger 8, 9

Sections 1-3 of Concentration-of-measure inequalities by G. Lugosi

Chapters 1 and 2 of High-Dimensional Probability by R. Vershynin

Problems from C&B: 8.14, 8.15, 8.18, 8.23a-b, 8.24, 9.1, 9.2, 9.6, 9.7a, 9.11, 9.16a-b

Assignment 7: Due Tuesday 29 September

Sections 1-3 of Concentration-of-measure inequalities by G. Lugosi

Chapters 1 and 2 of High-Dimensional Probability by R. Vershynin

Assignment 8: Due Tuesday 13 October

Sections 1-3 of Concentration-of-measure inequalities by G. Lugosi

Chapters 2 and 3 of High-Dimensional Probability by R. Vershynin

*Redo problems 4-5 on the midterm*

Assignment 9: Due Tuesday 20 October

Assignment 10: Due Tuesday 27 October

Reading: Look over notes for Lectures 1-10 of E. Candes for Stats 300C. These can be found here

Assignment 11: Due Tuesday 3 November

Reading: Look over notes for Lectures 1-10 of E. Candes for Stats 300C. These can be found here. You may also wish to look at Section 2.4 of Introduction to Nonparametric Estimation by A.B. Tsybakov, which is available via the UNC Library.

Assignment 12: Due Tuesday 10 November

You may wish to look at Section 2.4 of Introduction to Nonparametric Estimation by A.B. Tsybakov, which is available via the UNC Library.

Assignment 13: Due Tuesday 17 November

Have a look at Chapters 1 and 2 of “Gaussian estimation: Sequence and wavelet models” by I. Johnstone. Latest version available online here.