Probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) are a rich framework for encoding probability distributions over complex domains: joint (multivariate) distributions over large numbers of random variables that interact with each other. These representations sit at the intersection of statistics and computer science, relying on concepts from probability theory, graph algorithms, machine learning, and more. They are the basis for the state-of-the-art methods in a wide variety of applications, such as medical diagnosis, image understanding, speech recognition, natural language processing, and many, many more. They are also a foundational tool in formulating many machine learning problems.
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Just like the first course of the specialization, this course is really good. It is well organized and taught in the best way which really helped me to implement similar ideas for my projects.
I have clearly learnt a lot during this course. Even though some things should be updated and maybe completed, I would definitely recommend it to anyone whose interest lies in PGMs.
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Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, you will be able to take a given PGM and
Execute the basic steps of a variable elimination or message passing algorithm
Understand how properties of the graph structure influence the complexity of exact inference, and thereby estimate whether exact inference is likely to be feasible
Go through the basic steps of an MCMC algorithm, both Gibbs sampling and Metropolis Hastings
Understand how properties of the PGM influence the efficacy of sampling methods, and thereby estimate whether MCMC algorithms are likely to be effective
Design Metropolis Hastings proposal distributions that are more likely to give good results
Compute a MAP assignment by exact inference
Honors track learners will be able to implement message passing algorithms and MCMC algorithms, and apply them to a real world problem