This is really more of a list of topics than a schedule. It is subject to frequent change… please check back often as dates are likely to change. Homework and Labs are due ON THE DATE where the homework or lab is linked.
Date  Topic  Reading  Homework, Labs and Exams 

426  Subjective Probability  Syllabus, Chapter 1  
427  RV's, Independence, Bayes law  Chapter 2  
429  Probability Homework  
52  More distributions, Continuous RV's, Bayes with Continuous RV's (normalnormal)  Sections 3.13.7  
53  Bayes (NormalNormal, NormalGamma)  Sections 3.8, 4.14.7, 5.15.9 (Familiarize your self with these distributions), 8.6  
54  Functions of random variables (NormalIGamma), Conjugacy  RVs and Distributions HW  
56  
59  BetaBinomial, Expectations  Sections 6.16.4, 7.17.3  
510  Estimators, Graphical models, Discrete and continuous, Inference in the Discrete Case  Sections 7.57.7  Conjugate Pair, and Functions of Random Variables 
511  Catch up  
513  Sampling, Estimators and GM's  
516  Temporal Models: Stochastic Processes, Markov Chains, Hidden Markov Models, Kalman filter  Section 3.10  
517  Sampling, Approximate Inference, Rejection, Likelihood Weighting, Particle Filter, Sampling Sample Code  Sections 12.112.4  
518  MCMC: Gibbs Sampling, Metropolis, Sampling Sample Code  Section 12.5  
520  Filters Lab  
523  Metropolis Proof, Parameter Learning  Gibbs Homework  
524  Structure Learning  
525  Utility and Decisions  Section 6.1, Chapter 15, and  
527  
530  Holiday, no class  
531  Value of Information  EVSI  
61  infinite models if time permits  Individual MCMC Lab– This is not a group project. See the Syllabus for more info.  
63  
66  Graphical models part two, dseparability, pruning  Pruning and dseparability  
67  No class, use this time for labs  Learning Lab  
68  Continuous EVSI  
610  
613  Open Discussion of the labs and Final  Pruning Lab Note also that I can not accept anything except the Final after this.  
616  The Final will be a take home exam. It will be posted here: Final. Note that it (1) must be turned in on time, I cannot accept it late and (2) must be done independently not as a group or pair, no discussion of any kind. 
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