Seven-week course launches February 5, 2018. This course was developed by over ten MT faculty members at IDSS. It is specially designed for data scientist, business analysts, engineers and technical managers looking to learn the latest theories and strategies to harness data.
Bayesian nonparametrics provides modeling solutions by replacing the finite-dimensional prior distributions of classical Bayesian analysis with infinite-dimensional stochastic processes.
Causal inference: Geometry of conditional independence structures for 3-node directed Gaussian graphical models.
Learning problems that involve combinatorial objects are ubiquitous - they include the prediction of graphs, assignments, rankings, trees, groups of discrete labels or preferred sets of a user; the expression of prior structural knowledge for regularization, the identification of sets of important variables, or inference in discrete probabilistic models.
In this line of research, we develop strategies to optimize utility in dynamic environments in an optimal and efficient fashion.
Computational limitations of statistical problems have largely been ignored or simply overcome by ad hoc relaxations techniques.