The textbook is:

- Robert G. Cowell, A. Philip Dawid. Steffen L. Lauritzen, and David J.
Spiegelhalter.
*Probabilistic Networks and Expert Systems*. New York: Springer, 1999 (ISBN 0-387-98767-3). - Jensen, Finn V.
*An Introduction to Bayesian Networks*. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1996 (ISBN 0-387-91502-8). (This text is referred to as [J96].) - Richard E. Neapolitan.
*Probabilistic Reasoning in Expert Systems: Theory and Algorithms*. New York: Wiley, 1990 (ISBN 0-471-61840-3). - Judea Pearl.
*Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems*. San Francisco: Morgan-Kaufmann, 1988 (ISBN 0-934613-73-7).

The last day to withdraw without failure is Thursday, October 2, 2003.
The final exam for the course will take place on Thursday, December 11,
2003, at
9am in the classroom (SWGR 2A21).
This is the regularly scheduled time for courses taught from 9:30pm to
10:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The syllabus is
tentative.
The sections of the text listed under
the ``lecture''
headings should be read * before * the corresponding class.

Week Begins | Lecture Topics | Readings | Homework |
---|---|---|---|

1: August 21 | Introduction | Introduction | None |

2: August 26, 28 | Causal and Bayesian Nets | Ch.1 [J01] | 1.1 (short essay), 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 [J00], 2.1 [J96]. |

3: September 4, 6 | Causal and Bayesian Nets (Ctd.) | Ch.2 [J96], Ch.1 [J01] | 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 [J01] |

4: September 9, 11 | Causal and Bayesian Nets (Ctd.) | (7) Ch.2 [J96], Ch.1 [J01] | TBD |

5: September 16, 18 | Building Models | Ch.3 [J96], Ch.2 [J01] | TBD |

6: September 23, 25 | Building Models (Ctd.) and Test | Ch.3 [J96], Ch.2 [J01] and Test | TBD |

7: September 30, October 2 | Building Models (Ctd.) | Ch.3 [J96], Ch.2 [J01] | TBD |

8: October 7, 9 | Learning, Adaptation, and Tuning | Ch.3 [J01], Section 3.4 [J96] | TBD |

9: October 16 | Fall Break (October 14) and Learning, Adaptation, and Tuning (Ctd.) | Ch.3 [J01], Section 3.4 [J96] | TBD |

10: October 21, 23 | Learning, Adaptation, and Tuning (Ctd.) and Test | Ch.3 [J01], Section 3.4 [J96] | TBD |

11: October 28, 30 | Decision Graphs | Ch.4 [J01], Section 5.5, Ch.6 [J96] | TBD |

12: November 4, 6 | Decision Graphs (Ctd.) | Ch.4 [J01], Section 3.4 [J96] | TBD |

13: November 11, 13 | Decision Graphs (Ctd.) | Ch.4 [J01], Section 3.4 [J96] | TBD |

14: November 18, 20 | Belief Updating | Ch.5 [J01], Ch.4 [J96] | TBD |

15: November 25 | Belief Updating and Thanksgiving | Ch.5 [J01], Ch.4 [J96] | TBD |

16: December 2 | Belief Updating (Ctd.) | Ch.5 [J01], Ch.4 [J96] | TBD |