|Office:||231 Illini Hall|
|2:00-2:50pm MWF in 147 Altgeld Hall, 2 credits for 8 weeks.|
|Mondays 4:00-4:50 pm, and Fridays 11:00-11:50am, or by appointment, in my office, 231 Illini Hall. I would be happy to answer your questions in my office anytime as long as I'm not otherwise engaged, and before and after class are good times to catch me either in my office or in the classroom.|
|Textbook:||The recommended but not required text will be Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Techniques by Koller and Friedman, available in engineering reserves: linked here. Koller and Friedman's Chapters 3 and 4 have been scanned and are available online: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~epxing/Class/10708-13/reading/Ch%203.pdf and http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~epxing/Class/10708-13/reading/Ch%204.pdf|
Homework: 30% of the course grade |
Participation: 30% (possibly scribing one lecture at the blackboard, TBD)
Project: 40%, a short midterm presentation on a paper or section of a book closely related to the course. Some suggestions are below, but are not exhaustive.
|Inclusion and Justice:||
I am committed to affirming the identities, realities and voices
of all students, especially students from historically marginalized
or under-represented backgrounds. I value the use of
self-specified pronouns, and I require respect for everybody.
Please contact me to receive disability accommodations. My pronouns