Advanced Probability & Statistics

Advanced Probability & Statistics 

Instructor:Dr. Shuxia (Susan) Lu
Two offerings (choose one)
January 6 - february 16, 2020
May 18 - June 28, 2020
Delivery: 6 weeks online, 6 hours of pre-recorded lectures
Certificate and Digital Badge: An Probability and Statistics Practitioner Badge will be issued to students who pass the exam. If you successfully complete both statistics courses (Intro and Advanced) you will be issued a Probability and statistics Professional badge.
Who can take this course: This course is intended for all engineers, professionals and students.
Course Fees: $250 Standard Rate, $200 BU faculty/staff/Alumni, $100 BU Students.

1st offering: January 6, 2020 - February 16, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 2nd offering: May 18, 2020 - June 28, 2020 REGISTER HERE


Our world is becoming more and more data intensive with every passing day; so the need to translate data into useful and meaningful information is greater than ever before. The ability to collect and analyze a variety of data types using descriptive and inferential statistics is foundational to effectively interpreting your specific sets of data, as well as understanding the appropriate analytical techniques for the various types of data collected will determine the outcome of your analysis. This course will teach you important concepts, principles and practices so that you can be much more successful at gaining important insights from your data analysis. (Introduction to Probability and Statistics, or equivalent, is a recommended prerequisite for this course)


This is a 6 week self-paced online course containting of 6 video lectures with embedded self assessment quizzes. The final exam will be released at the end of week 4.  You will have 90 minutes to finish the 25 question multiple choice exam which has to be finished in one sitting and submitted before the due date. There is no textbook required for the course. Minitab is also not required. A course certificate and a digital badge will be issued to passing students (a grade of 70% or above).


Session 1 - Hypothesis test: type 1 error, type 2 error, ANOVA, MANOVA, Nonparametric Tests

Session 2 - Correlation Analysis, Regression Analysis, Multiple Regression

Session 3 - Logistic Regression Analysis, Root Cause Analysis

Session 4 (1+2) - Factorial Experiment, Fractional Factorial Experiment, Minitab

Session 5 (1+2) - Reliability Total Productive Maintenance, MANOVA with Minitab, Regression with Minitab, Correlation with Minitab


Dr. Professor Shuxia (Susan) Lu is a professor in the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Department at Binghamton University (SUNY).


$250 Standard Rate
$200 BU faculty/staff/Alumni
$100 BU Students

Discounted course fee if stacking courses - If you take both the "Intro to Probabilty & Statistics" and the "Advanced Probability & Statistics" (either at the same time or in sequence) you will get a $50 discount on the "Advanced Probabiltiy & Statistics" course. To receive the discount you must have completed or be registered for the "Intro to Probability & Statistics" course (will be verified):

$200 Standard Rate (Industry)
$150 Binghamton University faculty/staff/alumni
$50 Binghamton University Students


For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach at:

Phone: (607) 777-6241


1. All cancellations must be received in writing by noon one day before the course starts to receive a refund.
2. Cancellations of confirmed registrations are subject to a $20 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after the course date.
3. Substitutions may be made any time before the beginning of the course by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach.
4. If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.