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Fall 2016

Senior Capstone Presentations

Fall 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
1:45 p.m. in Yost 306
Student: Yiru Zhong
Advisor: Danhong Song

Title: Familywise Discovery Rate and False Discovery Rate

Abstract: This project compares the Bonferroni correction, which controls family-wise discovery rate (FWER) in multiple testing and the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure (BH method), which controls false discovery rate (FDR). The goal of this project is to look at the cons of FWER and reasons for FDR’s growing popularity. As this project goes on, different distributions of p-values under two conditions, all nulls are true, and not all nulls are true, are studied. This will affect the ways to choose the upper bound q when using BH method.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
2:15 p.m. in Yost 306
Student: Enyi Lian
Advisor: Jenný Brynjarsdóttir

Title: Spatial Analysis About Soil Moisture

Abstract: This senior project applied methods from spatial statistics to analysis spatial relationship about soil moisture between two random locations in each block. Data is collected from University Farm. The presentation will show some basic ideas used in spatial analysis, such as variogram and kriging.

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