Don't fear the ERROR! Statistics and Measurement

General description

"The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself." ... "Statistics are like a drunk with a lampost: used more for support than illumination".... Do you think Winston Churchill was right? Do you want to become a master of illusion and diffusion?

Doing, evaluating and presenting measurements counts to the essential skills of an engineer from almost every domain. Now you have the chance to improve these skills! Learn how to analyze and categorize a huge amount of data without to be up to your neck in misleading errors. Get a clue how the process industry is handling their measurements, and lots of other useful and interesting stuff. In the future, you will have a different view on errors and you will also understand how to use them to your own advantage.

Apart from statistics you will also get to know the culture, traditions and hospitality of Graz, the thriving student city of Austria. You will find out why Graz was the cultural capital for one year and maybe you get to know the secrets that made Arnold Schwarzenegger to be the Terminator and Governator.

So are you ready to come to the green heart of Europe to take a deep breath of Austrian spirit for one week?

Academic information

Content and topics:
Statistics, Data-mining, Measurements, Statistical Methods, Statistical Software: The R Project for Statistical Computing
Learning goals and objectives:

You get an overview how to
...combine your technical goals and statistical methods
...obtain useful results of a big amount of measuring data
...measure errors in the process industry
...get quality into your products
Examination type:
oral (presentation)
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter but we will try to reach the best gender and cultural diversity as possible.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

students dormitory
You'll get it in the Austrian way (two cold and one hot meal a day, plus lots of coffee breaks)
accessible on foot -> bring your own fur boots