TMA 4275
LIFETIME ANALYSIS
SPRING 2007
15.01.07 The exam date has been changed due to a collision
with the exam in TMA 4265 Stokastiske prosesser: New date and time is June 6
at 09.00. 15.01.07 Lectures on Mondays will be 14.15 – 16.00 in
F4 (instead of 1517), starting today. 09.01.07 There is now a new room for the Friday lecture
(starting Friday this week): F3. Since Mondays 1415 is supposed to be
a time for students meetings, the administration asks us to avoid having
lectures at that time. Thus we need to have the official lecture time on
Mondays to be 1517 as before. However, if it is fine for the students of the
course, we may still start at 14 (and end at 16). We will discuss this on
Friday. The new official times are therefore: Mondays 15.15 – 17.00 in room F4 Fridays 12.15 – 14.00 in room
F3 08.01.07 First lecture was today. Due
to collisions with other courses, the
lecture times were changed to: Mondays 14.15 – 16.00 Fridays 12.15 – 14.00 Lecture rooms will be announced as
soon as they are available. 13.12.06This page is under construction! 

The course gives
an introduction to stochastic modelling and statistical methods for use in
lifetime data analysis, with particular view to applications in reliability
analysis and medicine. The lectures are based on
knowledge from TMA4240/TMA4245 Statistics or equivalent. It will be an
advantage to have taken one of the courses TPK4120 Industrial safety and
reliability, TMA4260 Industrial statistics, and TMA4255 Design of experiments
and applied statistical methods. Contents: Basic concepts in lifetime modelling. Censored
observations. Nonparametric estimation and graphical plotting for lifetime
data (KaplanMeier, Nelsonplot). Estimation and testing in parametric
lifetime distributions. Analysis of lifetimes with covariates.
(Coxregression, accelerated lifetime testing). Modelling and analysis of
recurrent events. Nonhomogeneous Poissonprocesses. NelsonAalen estimators.
Bayesian lifetime analysis.


Professor
Jayant V. Deshpande 

Research
assistant Anastasia Ushakova,
room 1126, Sentralbygg II. Tlf. (735)91671 

Course book 
Jayant V.
Deshpande & Sudha G. Purohit: Life time data : statistical models and
methods, World Scientific, 2005. Recommended but not
required: Notes/copies about certain
topics may be handed out. 
Preliminary
curriculum and lecture plan is found here. 

Mondays 15.15
– 17.00 F4. First time Monday January 8. Tuesdays 12.15
– 14.00 KJL4 

Thursdays
17.15 – 18.00 F2 Exercise
website is here.
Some exercises (including the
obligatory ones) require use of the statistics computer package MINITAB, see http://www.ntnu.no/itea.info/programvare/minitab.html 

June 6 at 09.00.
Written. 4 hours. (Note: Changed January 15 due to collision with other
exam). 

Earlier exams 
May 2000
Here is solution



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