6.438 Algorithms for Inference
Introduction to statistical inference with probabilistic graphical models. Directed and undirected graphical models, and factor graphs, over discrete and Gaussian distributions; hidden Markov models, linear dynamical systems. Sum-product and junction tree algorithms; forward-backward algorithm, Kalman filtering and smoothing. Min-sum and Viterbi algorithms. Variational methods, mean-field theory, and loopy belief propagation. Particle methods and filtering. Building graphical models from data, including parameter estimation and structure learning; Baum-Welch and Chow-Liu algorithms. Selected special topics.
6.438 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by G. Bresler.
Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-370.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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