This is really more of a list of topics |an a schedule. It is subject to frequent change… please check back often as dates are likely to change.
Homework and Labs are due ON THE DATE where the homework or lab is linked.
Date | Topic | Reading | Homework, Labs and Exams |
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4-27 | Foundations <!– Syllabus, Frequentist interpretation, Random Variable, Joint, Marginal, Conditional–> | Syllabus, Chapter 2 up thru 2.1.4.3 | |
4-28 | Subjective Probability, Independence, Bayes law <!– Joint, Marginal, Conditional–> | ||
4-30 | Foundations Homework | ||
5-3 | Continuous RV's, Expectation | Rest of section 2.1 | |
5-4 | Frequentist day <!– Estimators, mom, mle, tests, THE PROBLEM!–> | ||
5-5 | Bayes, binomial and normal models <!– beta-binomial, Using it in contrast to the mle (isn't this what you meant?), Normal-Normal–> | ||
5-7 | MOM and MLE | ||
5-10 | precision, Change of variable | Initial section of Chapter 6 and 7 | |
5-11 | variance, Conjugacy, Normal-normal marginal <!– change of variable multivariate–> | Poisson | |
5-12 | Bayes nets, Imap, BN, D-sep, Pruning <!–Interesting observation about Markov blanket in the continuous case–> | Section 2.2, Chapter 3, Pruning and d-separability | |
5-14 | |||
5-17 | Simple Inference <!– Var Elimination, Rejection sampling, likelihood weighting–> | Chapter 12, MCMC Sample Code | |
5-18 | Gibbs | ||
5-19 | Metropolis | Pruning Lab | |
5-21 | Gibbs Homework | ||
5-24 | Learning, Parameter Estimation, Missing data, Structure | Chapters 16 and 17 | |
5-25 | More learning(!) | ||
5-26 | Temporal Models: Kalman filter, Particle filter | Section 6.1, Chapter 15, and there are many useful Tutorials on the web, including this one at wikipedia | Individual MCMC Lab– This is not a group project. See the Syllabus for more info. |
5-28 | |||
5-31 | Holiday, no class | ||
6-1 | Decisions: Utility, uncertainty | Chapter 22 and 23 | |
6-2 | No class | Learning Lab Note that this is a regular lab again (not individual like mcmc), so you can work together. | |
6-4 | |||
6-7 | More decisions | Chapter 22 and 23, EVSI | Reports |
6-8 | Oral Reports | ||
6-9 | Oral Reports | Filters Lab | |
6-11 | |||
6-14 | Review, Slack and Sample Final Questions | Decisions Lab | |
6-16 or 17 | Final exam in testing center |