3 Classes (33 Units)6.008 (12), 15.767 (9), WGS.161J (12)
6.008 Introduction to Inference
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.
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.
15.767 Healthcare Lab: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery in the United States
Focuses on the current business challenges and opportunities to deliver high quality and reasonably priced health services. Provides students the opportunity to interact with speakers and many senior executives from the health industry. Topics include healthcare reform, systematic scheduling, retail clinics, telehealth, entrepreneurship, community health, etc. Discussions include practical examples from the ongoing healthcare-related work of Sloan faculty and projects with local hospitals. Provides a broad perspective on various career paths, such as consulting, entrepreneurship, hospital management, and IT innovation. Student teams work directly with a health organization on an applied project, which includes onsite work during SIP week. Students who choose our international projects or projects out of the Boston area will do their onsite project (register for 15.777) during IAP with permission of the instructor and organization; consult instructors for information. Meets with 15.777 when offered concurrently.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
You can find more information at the MIT + 15.767 - Google Search site.
WGS.161J Gender and the Law in US History
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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be 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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