EC453 Statistical Analysis and Applications

Course Name: 

EC453 Statistical Analysis and Applications


B.Tech (ECE)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Preliminaries on matrix theory and probability distributions. Sampling theory: random samples, sampling distribution, statistical inference, estimation of mean and variances, hypothesis testing, statistical tests, goodness of fit. Data analysis: correlation and regression, simple linear regression, multiple linear regressions, logistic regression, nonlinear regression. The Multivariate Normal Distribution, Estimation of the Mean Vector and the Covariance Matrix,The Distributions and Uses of Sample Correlation Coefficients, The Generalized T2-Statistic, Classification of Observations, The Distribution of the Sample Covariance Matrix and the Sample Generalized Variance, Testing the General Linear Hypothesis: Multivariate Analysis of Variance, Testing Independence of Sets of Variates, Testing Hypotheses of Equality of Covariance Matrices and Equality of Mean Vectors and Covariance Matrices, Principal Components, Canonical Correlations and Canonical Variables, The Distributions of Characteristic Roots and Vectors, Factor Analysis, Pattern of Dependence, Graphical Models. Applications in various fields that include Signal and Image modeling and analysis, Communication systems analysis, Pattern recognition and machine learning. Other applications in engineering, natural and social sciences, medicine, bio and life sciences, economics and finance, any other areas.


Sam Kash Kachigan, Statistical Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Univariate and Multivariate Methods, Radius Press, 1986.
RA Johnson, DW Wichern, Applied multivariate statistical analysis, 6th ed, PHI, 2012
T. W. Anderson, An Introduction To Multivariate Statistical Analysis, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2003.
Sam Kash Kachigan, Multivariate Statistical Analysis: A Conceptual Introduction, Radius Press, 1991
Robert Nisbet, John Elder and Gary Miner, Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications, Elsevier Inc 2009.

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Dr. U. Shripathi Acharya,  Professor and Head, 
Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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