Applied computational statistics for analytics

Pandemic policy: late work

Problems meeting deadlines? No problem. We are in a pandemic. You may submit your work late, and I do not need to know why it is late.

BUT: please keep in mind that our teaching assistants, who are also graduate students full-time, are grading homework assignments.

Therefore, we are keeping all of the deadlines: out of respect for their time and effort, please do your best to submit your work on time. If you must be late, and would like the TA to still grade it, you need to send advance notice about it. For example, once/if solutions are posted already, new work cannot be turned in for full credit.


The grading scale will be no more strict than A:90-100, B:80-89, C: 65-79, D:55-64.


You are encouraged to work in groups and are allowed to discuss homework problems with another student in the course, a TA, an IIT ARC tutor, or the instructor. However, the solutions should be written by you alone. Otherwise, it can be considered plagiarism and you may receive no credit. Copying another student's solution for homework problem is considered plagiarism. In addition, after you have discussed any problems with others, you must not consult any notes from these discussions while you write up your solution. Also, you may not consult 3rd party resources, such as the internet, to look for solutions.

Academic integrity

The Code of Conduct and applicable penalties in the IIT Student Handbook apply.

Missed work

Assignments and exams cannot be made up except as approved by the instructor (e.g., due to official IIT activity or documented emergency). An exam missed for an excused reason must be made up promptly upon the student’s return, the time frame being at the discretion of the instructor.

Disability assistance

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with documented disabilities. In order to receive accommodations, students must obtain a letter of accommodation from the Center for Disability Resources and make an appointment to speak with me [the instructor] as soon as possible. The Center for Disability Resources (CDR) is located in Life Sciences Room 218, telephone 312-567-5744 or

COVID-19 Precautions and Face Coverings in Class [if you have class in person, which we do not!]

Illinois Tech students are required to wear face masks at all times and maintain social distancing (6 feet between individuals) in traditional classrooms, instructional laboratories, and similar settings. In general, individuals should spend as little time as practicable in closer proximity when doing so is necessary to achieve learning objectives. Students who are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or a higher than normal temperature will be excused from class and are expected to stay at home.

Instructors have the right to ask those who are not complying with these requirements to leave class in the interest of everyone's health and safety. In the event that a student refuses to comply with instructor directions regarding face masks and/or social distancing, the instructor has the right to ask the student to leave, and/or cancel class. A student who refuses to comply with these requirements will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for possible disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.

Additionally, as a reminder, following other simple practices such as frequent and thorough hand washing, wiping down desks and seats with disinfectant wipes when possible, not sharing personal items such as pens and cell phones, and avoiding crowded hallways and other enclosed spaces will promote good health in and out of the classroom.

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