Syllabus

This syllabus is under development and is subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, recorded videos for discussions will be released Tuesdays and Wednesday discussion hours will be reserved for questions about the discussion material. Labs, discussions, and HW releases/deadlines will occur on the Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays following the dates below, respectively.

If you are requesting an extension for a HW or lab assignment (due to DSP accommodations), please email any of the GSIs prior to the original deadline date. Please avoid emailing the professors.

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Week Lecture Date Topic Lab Discussion Homework
1 1 Tuesday 08/25/20

(No class)

2 Thursday 8/27/20

Course Overview, Making Decisions Under Uncertainty [slides]

2 3 Tuesday 9/1/20

Multiple Hypothesis Testing [slides]

4 Thursday 9/3/20

False Discovery Rate Control [slides]

3 5 Tuesday 9/8/20

Online False Discovery Rate Control [slides]

6 Thursday 9/10/20

Frequentist and Bayesian Decision-Making, Privacy, Fairness [slides]

4 7 Tuesday 9/15/20

Review of Bayesian Modeling [slides]

8 Thursday 9/17/20

Graphical Models [slides]

5 9 Tuesday 9/22/20

Rejection Sampling and Markov Chains [slides]

10 Thursday 9/24/20

MCMC and Gibbs Sampling [slides]

6 11 Tuesday 9/29/20

Regression (Bayesian) [slides]

12 Thursday 10/1/20

Regression (Frequentist) [slides]

7 13 Tuesday 10/6/20

Bootstrap [slides]

14 Thursday 10/8/20

Causal Inference I [slides]

8 15 Tuesday 10/13/20

Causal Inference II [slides]

16 Thursday 10/15/20

Rudiments of Experimental Design

9 17 Tuesday 10/20/20

Midterm

18 Thursday 10/22/20

Concentration Inequalities

10 19 Tuesday 10/27/20

Bandits I

20 Thursday 10/29/20

Bandits II

11 21 Tuesday 11/3/20

Matching Markets

22 Thursday 11/5/20

Game Theory

12 23 Tuesday 11/10/20

Reinforcement Learning I

24 Thursday 11/12/20

Reinforcement Learning II

13 25 Tuesday 11/17/20

Nonparametric Methods

26 Thursday 11/19/20

Generalization, Robustness, Distribution Shift I

14 27 Tuesday 11/24/20

Generalization, Robustness, Distribution Shift II

28 Thursday 11/26/20

Thanksgiving Break

15 29 Tuesday 12/1/20

Differential Privacy

30 Thursday 12/3/20

Wrap-up Lecture

16 31 Tuesday 12/8/20

RRR week

32 Thursday 12/10/20

RRR week

17 33 Tuesday 12/15/20

Final Exam