6.008, Introduction to Inference (ST 2014)


6.008 Introduction to Inference
Prereq: 6.01
Units: 4-0-8
[Lecture: MW10
Recitation: TR1 or TR3

Introduction to probabilistic modeling for problems of inference and machine learning from data, emphasizing analytical and computational aspects. Distributions, marginalization, conditioning, and structure; graphical representations. Belief propagation, decision making, classification, estimation, and prediction. Sampling methods and analysis. Introduction to asymptotic analysis and information measures, and applications.

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