Tu 5:00-6:00, Evans 399. Thu
11:00-12:00, Soda 527.
ambuj at cs
Soda 551. Tu 4:00-5:00, Fr
Lectures: Soda 405. Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-11:00.
This course will provide an introduction to the analysis
of advanced statistical and computational methods for the
modeling of complex, multivariate data. It will concentrate
on the development of theoretical concepts to support
such methods, and in particular the analysis of the
statistical properties of prediction methods.
Prerequisites: CS281A/Stat241A, or advanced training in
probability or statistics, at the level of Stat 205A or
There will be regular homework assignments,
due at the class three lectures after being passed out.
Late homeworks will not be accepted.
You will be expected to act as scribe for
a small number of lectures, preparing a latex version of lecture notes
that will be posted on the web site.
In addition, you will present one paper during one of the
lectures. Please sign up for papers on this list, by email to ambuj at cs.
There will be a final project in an area
relevant to the course. Feel free to discuss topics with me, or ask for
Project proposals are due April 4 (one or two paragraphs
in an email message to bartlett at cs).
Project reports are due May 9.
We will have project poster presentations on May 9 and May 11,
9:30-11:00 in Soda 405.
2. Due Tuesday, April 4, at the lecture. pdf (New version, Thu Mar 23 12:21:40 PST
3. Due Tuesday, May 2, at the lecture. pdf (New version, Thu Apr 27 09:31:57
Project reports are due on Tuesday, May 9, at the lecture.
We will have project poster presentations on Tuesday, May 9 and
Thursday, May 11, in Soda 405, 9:30-11:00. If your last name starts
with A-J, you'll be presenting your poster on Tuesday, May 9. If your
last name starts with K-Z, you'll be presenting your poster on
Thursday, May 11. Please attend both sessions.
If you did a project in a group, you can choose to
present your poster on the appropriate day for any of the group
members - in that case, email me with the date you've chosen.
If you'd like to change from your assigned day, please swap with
another person/group and email the details to me.
I will be travelling on Tuesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 4, so
my office hours for both days have been cancelled. Email me if you
have questions that week.
Ambuj will present the lecture on Tuesday, May 2.
There will be no lecture on Thursday, May 4. We'll have an extra
lecture on Thursday, May 11: the second session of project presentations.
(Same time and place)
Reminder: project proposals are due on Tuesday, April 4
(one or two paragraphs in an email message to bartlett at cs).
Homework 2 has been updated: an error
in Question 1(b) has been fixed.
of readings has been updated. Please sign up for presentations,
by email to ambuj at cs.
Here are some notes
on the proof of the bounded differences
inequality, showing where independence of the random variables
is important in the proof.
My office hours on Tuesdays have been moved to 5-6pm in Evans 399.