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NCSU Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering CE 796A Stochastic Methods in Water and Environmental Engineering Spring 08
 

Summary: NCSU Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
CE 796A Stochastic Methods in Water and Environmental Engineering ­ Spring 08
Section 001 : 01:30- 02:45 TH; Mann Hall, Room 425
Instructor : Dr. Sankar Arumugam (sankar_arumugam@ncsu.edu),
314A Mann Hall; (919)515-7700
Prerequisite : ST 515 or approval by the Instructor.
Topic 1: Predictor Identification in Environmental Problems
Introduction to Probability and Statistics ­ Probability Distribution Function (PDF) ­
Joint PDF, Moments, Conditional density ­ Transformation of PDFs ­ Random Variable
Generation ­ Covariance, Correlation, - Partial Correlation ­ Mutual Information
Topic 2: Dimension Reduction in water and environmental data analysis
Issues in stochastic modeling with correlated environmental variables ­ Methods to
identify dominant components ­ Simple averaging ­ Principal component analysis ­
Canonical correlation analysis
Topic 3: Periodicity Identification and Estimation with Environmental Variables
Theory of Expansion ­ Periodic and Non-periodic Functions ­ Fourier Series­ Fourier
Integrals and Fourier Transforms ­ Spectral Density Estimation ­Coherence Spectrum ­
Multi-taper method
Topic 4: Model Development, Verification, Validation and Model Averaging
Model Development ­ Conditional density estimation ­ Multivariate regression ­

  

Source: Arumugam, Sankar - Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Engineering