3 Classes (36 Units)

6.008 (12), 17.315 (12), WGS.161J (12)

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6.008 Introduction to Inference

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Introduces 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. Introduces asymptotic analysis and information measures. Computational laboratory component explores the concepts introduced in class in the context contemporary applications. Students design inference algorithms, investigate their behavior on real data, and discuss experimental results.

This class has 18.02 as a prerequisite.

6.008 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by P. Golland and G. W. Wornell.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-155.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the http://www.google.com/search?&q=MIT+%2B+6.008&btnG=Google+Search&inurl=https site or on the 6.008 Stellar site.

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17.315 Health Policy

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Analyzes the health policy problems facing America including adequate access to care, the control of health care costs, and the encouragement of medical advances. Considers market and regulatory alternatives as well as international models including Canadian, Swedish, British, and German arrangements. Emphasis on historical development, interest group behavior, public opinion, and organizational influences in shaping and implementing policy.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.315 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. Campbell.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the http://www.google.com/search?&q=MIT+%2B+17.315&btnG=Google+Search&inurl=https site.

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WGS.161J Gender and the Law in US History

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Explores the legal history of the US as a gendered system. Examines how women have shaped the meanings of American citizenship through pursuit of political rights such as suffrage, jury duty, and military service, as well as how the legal system has shaped gender relations for both women and men through regulation of such issues as marriage, divorce, work, reproduction, and the family. Readings draw from primary and secondary materials, focusing on the broad historical relationship between law and society. No legal knowledge is required or assumed.

This class has no prerequisites.

WGS.161J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by C. Capozzola.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information at the women's & gender studies site.

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