Prof. Koller did a great job communicating difficult material in an accessible manner. Thanks to her for starting Coursera and offering this advanced course so that we can all learn...Kudos!!
The course was deep, and well-taught. This is not a spoon-feeding course like some others. The only downside were some "mechanical" problems (e.g. code submission didn't work for me).
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.
What will I get if I subscribe to this Specialization?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
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Is financial aid available?
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, you will be able to
Apply the basic process of representing a scenario as a Bayesian network or a Markov network
Analyze the independence properties implied by a PGM, and determine whether they are a good match for your distribution
Decide which family of PGMs is more appropriate for your task
Utilize extra structure in the local distribution for a Bayesian network to allow for a more compact representation, including tree-structured CPDs, logistic CPDs, and linear Gaussian CPDs
Represent a Markov network in terms of features, via a log-linear model
Encode temporal models as a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) or as a Dynamic Bayesian Network (DBN)
Encode domains with repeating structure via a plate model
Represent a decision making problem as an influence diagram, and be able to use that model to compute optimal decision strategies and information gathering strategies
Honors track learners will be able to apply these ideas for complex, real-world problems
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