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EECS 6327 Probabilistic Models & Machine Learning (Fall 2019)


The course introduces some probabilistic models and machine learning methods. The covered topics may include:

  • Bayesian Decision theory, Generative vs Discriminative modelling
  • Generative Models (1) - multivariate Gaussian, Gaussian mixture model (GMM), Multinomial, Markov chain model, n-gram
  • Generative Models (2) - graphical models, directed vs. indirected graphical models, exact inference, approximate inference (loopy belief propagation, variational inference, Monte Carlo methods)
  • Discriminative Models (1) - linear discriminant, linear regression, lasso, logistic regression, support vector machines (SVM), sparse kernel machines
  • Discriminative Models (2) - neural networks (NN), back-propagation, deep learning, auto-encoder; recurrent neural networks, convolutional neural networks
  • Advanced models: hidden Markov model (HMM), Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), Conditional Random Fields (CRF), Convolutional Neural Nets, Recurrent Neural Nets and LSTMs
  • Advanced topics: Learnability, Gaussian Processes, Ensemble Methods, Reinforcement Learning, etc.


Lecture Times

  • Section A: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, located at CB122.


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2019/09/04 12:12