Thanks a lot for professor D.K.'s great course for PGM inference part. Really a very good starting point for PGM model and preparation for learning part.
I learned pretty much from this course. It answered my quandaries from the representation course, and as well deepened my understanding of PGM.
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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
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