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Intensive Course in Statistics (Summer 2022)

The Intensive Course in Statistics 2022 takes place within the scope of the ISP, the Master of Automation and Robotics and the Master of Electrical Engineering and Information technology. It is not designated to students of the Department of Statistics. Students studying in the program Master of Electrical Engineering need to contact Prof. Tappertzhofen of the "Prüfungsausschuss" regarding the module and obtain permission to take the course as an elective module. The course will be held in English.


Lectures and Tutorials

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Markus Pauly (

Tutorials: Thilo Welz (

The lectures and the tutorials will take place in person or digitally through live (synchronous) Zoom meetings.


Please contact Thilo Welz for further information regarding the enrollment to Moodle.



  • The course starts on the 1st of June 2022 and ends on the 13th of July 2022.
  • In typical weeks, the course is scheduled as follows:


    • Wednesday, 10-12  (Tutorial / computer lab)
    • Wednesday, 12-14 (Lecture)
    • Thursday, 12-14 (Lecture)



    • First exam: 14. July, 2022 12:00-14:00 in room CDI 120/121
    • Second Exam: 17. August, 2022 09:00-11:00 in room M/E 29



Course outline

The course gives an introduction to statistical concepts that are useful for research projects in various fields of application and areas of science.

Specifically, the lecture covers the following topics:

  • basic probability random variables
  • probability and sampling distributions
  • point estimation
  • confidence intervals
  • hypothesis testing
  • simple linear regression
  • time series analysis


Except for basic mathematical calculus no prior knowledge is necessary.



You might want to install or update the free and open source statistics software R and the graphical user interface RStudio prior to the first tutorial.