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Spatial Statistics - Stat 829

Spring 2012



Noel Cressie

Office: 408B Cockins Hall

Phone: 614-292-5194


Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:18pm

Webpage (this page):


Stat 622 and Stat 645


Tuesday, Thursday, 11:00am - 12:18pm


Cockins Hall 0218 (see a Map).

Teaching Assistant:

Jonathan Bradley

Office: 304E Cockins Hall


Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm


Homework: 30%

Midterm Exam: 35%

Final Project: 35%

Midterm Exam:

Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11am – 12:18pm, CH 0218


Letter grades will be given

Enrollment Policy:

Only students enrolled for credit will be permitted in the class

Text Book:

"Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data" by N. Cressie and C.K. Wikle (Wiley, NJ, 2011), ISBN 978-0-471-69274-4

Course Description:

The lectures present topics that include exploratory spatial data analysis, (multivariate) spatial prediction, spatial hierarchical modeling (empirical-Bayesian and fully Bayesian), and the incorporation of a temporal component in spatial models.

Specific Topics:

  • Introduction
  • Geostatistical models, lattice models, and point processes
  • Univariate and multivariate geostatistical analysis
  • Hierarchical modeling (empirical Bayesian and fully Bayesian)
  • Spatio-temporal statistical models
  • Markov random fields and partially ordered Markov models, image analysis, spatial mixture modeling
  • Statistical analysis of spatial point patterns

Academic Misconduct:

It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of student academic misconduct. The term “academic misconduct” includes all forms of student academic misconduct wherever committed; illustrated by, but not limited to, cases of plagiarism and dishonest practices in connection with examinations. Instructors shall report all instances of alleged academic misconduct to the committee (Faculty Rule 3335-5-487). For additional information, see the Code of Student Conduct .

Students with Disabilities:

Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs.
The Office for Disability Services is located in:
150 Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Avenue
telephone 292-3307
TDD 292-0901