Syllabus

This syllabus is under development and is subject to change. Due dates for homework and lab assignments will be announced shortly.

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Week Lecture Date Topic Slides Lecture Discussion Recordings Discussion Materials Lab Homework
1 1 Tuesday 8/24/21

(No Class)

2 Thursday 8/26/21

Course Overview, Making Decisions Under Uncertainty

Videos
2 3 Tuesday 8/31/21

Binary Decision-Making

Videos
4 Thursday 9/2/21

P-Values and Multiple Hypothesis Testing

Videos
3 5 Tuesday 9/7/21

Error Rates for Decisions

Videos
6 Thursday 9/9/21

Frequentist vs. Bayesian Decision-Making

Videos
4 7 Tuesday 9/14/21

Overview of Bayesian Modeling

Videos
8 Thursday 9/16/21

Graphical Models

Videos
5 9 Tuesday 9/21/21

Rejection Sampling and Markov Chains

Videos
10 Thursday 9/23/21

Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) and Gibbs Sampling

Videos
6 11 Tuesday 9/28/21

Regression and GLMs

Videos
12 Thursday 9/30/21

Model checking for GLMs

Videos
7 Tuesday 10/5/21

Midterm I

13 Thursday 10/7/21

Uncertainty quantification for GLMs

Videos
8 14 Tuesday 10/12/21

Nonparametric Methods and Neural Networks

Videos
15 Thursday 10/14/21

Neural Networks and Interpretability

Videos
9 16 Tuesday 10/19/21

Causal Inference I

Videos
17 Thursday 10/21/21

Causal Inference II

Videos
10 18 Tuesday 10/26/21

Causal Inference III

Videos
19 Thursday 10/28/21

Concentration inequalities

Videos
11 20 Tuesday 11/2/21

Bandits I

Videos
21 Thursday 11/4/21

Bandits II

Videos
12 22 Tuesday 11/9/21

Reinforcement Learning I

Videos
23 Thursday 11/11/21

Holiday

13 24 Tuesday 11/16/21

Reinforcement Learning II

Videos
Thursday 11/18/21

Midterm II

14 25 Tuesday 11/23/21

Differential Privacy

Videos
26 Thursday 11/25/21

Thanksgiving Break

15 27 Tuesday 11/30/21

Robustness and generalization

Videos
28 Thursday 12/2/21

Matching Markets and Game Theory / Course Wrap-up

16 29 Tuesday 12/7/21

RRR week

30 Thursday 12/9/21

RRR week