Principles of data analysis and modern statistical modeling. Exploratory data analysis. Introduction to Bayesian inference, prior and posterior distributions, hierarchical models, model checking and selection, missing data, introduction to stochastic simulation by Markov chain Monte Carlo using a higher level statistical language such as R or Matlab. Applications drawn from various disciplines. Not open to undergraduate students or students who have taken Statistical Science 360. Recommended prerequisite: Statistical Science 611 or the following: Statistical Science 210 and (Statistical Science 230 or 240L) and (Mathematics 202, 202D, 212, or 222) and (Mathematics 216, 218, or 221, any of which may be taken concurrently).