## Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

## Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

## Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Period | From | To |
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I semestre | Oct 1, 2018 | Jan 31, 2019 |

II semestre | Mar 4, 2019 | Jun 14, 2019 |

Session | From | To |
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Sessione invernale d'esame | Feb 1, 2019 | Feb 28, 2019 |

Sessione estiva d'esame | Jun 17, 2019 | Jul 31, 2019 |

Sessione autunnale d'esame | Sep 2, 2019 | Sep 30, 2019 |

Session | From | To |
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Sessione Estiva | Jul 17, 2019 | Jul 17, 2019 |

Sessione Autunnale | Nov 20, 2019 | Nov 20, 2019 |

Sessione Invernale | Mar 17, 2020 | Mar 17, 2020 |

Period | From | To |
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Sospensione attività didattica | Nov 2, 2018 | Nov 3, 2018 |

Vacanze di Natale | Dec 24, 2018 | Jan 6, 2019 |

Vacanze di Pasqua | Apr 19, 2019 | Apr 28, 2019 |

Festa del Santo Patrono | May 21, 2019 | May 21, 2019 |

Vacanze estive | Aug 5, 2019 | Aug 18, 2019 |

## Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.

To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.

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## Academic staff

## Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.**Please select your Study Plan based on your enrollment year.**

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2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2019/2020

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3° Year activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021

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#### Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

### Probability and Statistics (2019/2020)

Teaching code

4S00021

Credits

6

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

MAT/06 - PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

The teaching is organized as follows:

##### Teoria

__Probability and Statistics - Teoria__of the course: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science

Credits

4

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Silvia Francesca Storti

##### Laboratorio

__Probability and Statistics - Laboratorio__of the course: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science

Credits

2

Period

II semestre

Academic staff

Silvia Francesca Storti

## Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the fundamental concepts of descriptive statistics and probability, with the task of modeling real problems by means of probability methods and applying to real problems statistic techniques. At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate to understand the main statistical techniques for describing problems; to be able to interpret results of statistical analyses; to be able to develop know-how necessary to continue the study autonomously in the context of statistical analysis.

## Program

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MM: Teoria

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(1) Descriptive Statistics. Describing data sets (frequency tables and graphs). Summarizing data sets (sample mean, median, and mode, sample variance and standard deviation, percentiles and box plots). Normal data sets. Sample correlation coefficient.

(2) Probability theory. Elements of probability: sample space and events, Venn diagrams and the algebra of events, axioms of probability, sample spaces having equally likely outcomes, conditional probability, Bayes’ formula, independent events. Random variables and expectation: types of random variables, expected value and properties, variance, covariance and variance of sums of random variables. Moment generating functions. Weak law of large numbers. Special random variables: special random variables and distributions arising from the normal (chi-square, t, F).

(3) Statistical inference. Distributions of sampling statistics. Parameter estimation (maximum likelihood estimators, interval estimates). Hypothesis testing and significance levels.

(4) Regression. Least squares estimators of the regression parameters. Distribution of the estimators. Statistical inferences about the regression parameters. The coefficient of determination and the sample correlation coefficient. Analysis of residuals: assessing the model. Transforming to linearity. Weighted least squares.

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MM: Laboratorio

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The course includes a series of laboratories in the computer lab with exercises in MATLAB environment. After an introduction to MATLAB and to the main functions and tools useful for statistics, some exercises will be proposed on descriptive statistics and probability; for computing the probability density function (pdf) and cumulative distribution function (cdf) of special random variables, for generating random data and estimating parameters; on hypothesis testing for distributions and linear regression. The laboratories complement lectures by consolidating learning and developing problem-solving and hands-on practical skills.

Teaching methods. Regular lectures with power point presentation and blackboard and laboratory exercises. Educational material will be available to students enrolled in the course on the Moodle platform. This material includes lecture presentations in PDF format and material related to laboratory activities. For further details and supplementary materials, please refer to the reference books.

## Bibliography

Activity | Author | Title | Publishing house | Year | ISBN | Notes |
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Teoria | Sheldon M. Ross | Probabilità e Statistica per l'ingegneria e le scienze, Apogeo Education, terza edizione, 2015, ISBN: 978-88-916-0994-6 (Edizione 3) | Apogeo Education | 2015 | 978-88-916-0994-6 |

## Examination Methods

Written exam consisting of theoretical questions (test with multiple choice), problems, and laboratory questions (open questions).

To pass the exam, the students must show that:

- they have understood the basic concepts of probability theory and statistics;

- they are able to use the knowledge acquired during the course to solve the assigned problem;

- they are able to program in MATLAB environment in the statistical and probabilistic context.

**Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE**

## Type D and Type F activities

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## Career prospects

## Module/Programme news

##### News for students

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## Tutoring faculty members

## Graduation

## Attendance modes and venues

As stated in the Teaching Regulations, attendance at the course of study is not mandatory.

Part-time enrolment is permitted. Find out more on the Part-time enrolment possibilities page.

The course's teaching activities take place in the Science and Engineering area, which consists of the buildings of Ca‘ Vignal 1, Ca’ Vignal 2, Ca' Vignal 3 and Piramide, located in the Borgo Roma campus.

Lectures are held in the classrooms of Ca‘ Vignal 1, Ca’ Vignal 2 and Ca' Vignal 3, while practical exercises take place in the teaching laboratories dedicated to the various activities.