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Course: STAT 37500=STAT 24610
Title: Pattern Recognition
Instructor(s): Yali Amit
Course Assistant(s): Lian Huan Ng
Class Schedule: Sec 01: TR 1:30-2:50PM in Eckhart 133
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Textbook(s): Bishop, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, 1st edition.
Description: PQ: Linear algebra at the level of STAT 24300. Knowledge of probability and statistical estimation techniques (e.g., maximum likelihood and linear regression) at the level of STAT 24400-24500.

This course treats statistical models and methods for pattern recognition and machine learning. Topics include a review of the multivariate normal distribution, graphical models, computational methods for inference in graphical models in particular the EM algorithm for mixture models and HMM’s, and the sum-product algorithm. Linear discriminative analysis and other discriminative methods, such as decision trees and SVM’s are covered as well.