Bayesian Statistics

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Course Description

Bayesian Statistics is a fascinating field and today the centerpiece of many statistical applications in data science and machine learning. In this course, we will cover the main concepts of Bayesian Statistics including among others Bayes Theorem, Bayesian networks, Enumeration & Elimination for inference in such networks, sampling methods such as Gibbs sampling and the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, Bayesian inference and the relation to machine learning.

This course is designed around examples and exercises that provide plenty of opportunities to build intuition and apply your gathered knowledge. Many examples come from real-world applications in science, business or engineering or are taken from data science job interviews.

While this is not a programming course, I have included multiple references to programming resources relevant to Bayesian statistics. The course is specifically designed for students without many years of formal mathematical education. The only prerequisite is high-school level mathematics, ideally a first-year university mathematics course and a basic understanding of probability.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Bayes Theorem
  2. Conditional & Absolute independence
  3. Bayesian networks & d separation
  4. Enumeration & Elimination
  5. Sampling methods (rejection sampling, Gibbs sampling, Metropolis Hastings)
  6. Bayesian inference
  7. Continuous Bayesian statistics
  8. Bayesian statistics & machine learning