The course is open to all PhD students at Columbia University.
Please hand in all assignments through Courseworks.
Homework 0 (due Friday September 6. Submit your solution here. The filename should start with your UNI.)
Topics and readings
Below are the topics of the class and some readings about each. (Some
readings are not yet set.)
The readings are at different levels: some are basic and some are
advanced. We chose them to provide fundamental and other interesting
material about the topics; the lectures will not necessarily cover or
follow all of this material.
In addition to these readings, we will also make available Blei
(2019), which is a book in preparation. The materials below are
covered in this book.
"Build, compute, critique, repeat: Data analysis with latent
variable models" (Blei, 2014)