6.S080 Introduction to Inference


Units: 3-0-9
Prereq: 6.01 or permission of instructors
Schedule: L MW10, room 32-155, Recitations: TR11, 12, 1 and 2pm.
Instructors:  Profs. Polina Golland (polina@csail.mit.edu), Costis Daskalakis (costis@csail.mit.edu)
Introduction to probabilistic modeling for problems of inference 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.
EECS students in 6-2 program can use 6.s080 as one of their EE or CS foundation subjects. All EECS students can use 6.s080 as one of their math elective or free elective subjects