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MS&E 220: Probabilistic Analysis

Concepts and tools for the analysis of problems under uncertainty, focusing on structuring, model building, and analysis. Examples from legal, social, medical, and physical problems. Topics include axioms of probability, probability trees, random variables, distributions, conditioning, expectation, change of variables, and limit theorems. Prerequisite: multivariable calculus and some linear algebra.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 221: Stochastic Modeling

Focus is on time-dependent random phenomena. Topics: discrete and continuous time Markov chains, renewal processes, queueing theory, and applications. Emphasis is on building a framework to formulate and analyze probabilistic systems. Prerequisite: 220 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Glynn, P. (PI)

MS&E 226: Fundamentals of Data Science: Prediction, Inference, Causality

This course is about understanding "small data": these are datasets that allow interaction, visualization, exploration, and analysis on a local machine. The material provides an introduction to applied data analysis, with an emphasis on providing a conceptual framework for thinking about data from both statistical and machine learning perspectives. Topics will be drawn from the following list, depending on time constraints and class interest: approaches to data analysis: statistics (frequentist, Bayesian) and machine learning; binary classification; regression; bootstrapping; causal inference and experimental design; multiple hypothesis testing. Class lectures will be supplemented by data-driven problem sets and a project. Prerequisites: CME 100 or MATH 51; 120, 220 or STATS 116; experience with R at the level of CME/STATS 195 or equivalent.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 349: Financial Statistics

Topics in financial statistics with focus on current research: Time-series modeling, volatility modeling, high-frequency statistics, large-dimensional factor modeling and estimation of continuous-time processes. Prerequisites: 220, 226 or STATS 200, 221 or STATS 217, 245A, or equivalents.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

MS&E 355: Influence Diagrams and Probabilistics Networks

Network representations for reasoning under uncertainty: influence diagrams, belief networks, and Markov networks. Structuring and assessment of decision problems under uncertainty. Learning from evidence. Conditional independence and requisite information. Node reductions. Belief propagation and revision. Simulation. Linear-quadratic-Gaussian decision models and Kalman filters. Dynamic processes. Bayesian meta-analysis. Prerequisites: 220, 252, or equivalents, or consent of instructor.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Shachter, R. (PI)
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