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The problem Review Basic probability, including the "joint" probability of two or more events occurring, and the "conditional" probability of an event occurring when the result of another event is known. To keep things simple, stick to problem domains where only finitely many events are possible (e.g., the flip of a coin, the role of a die, the presence or absence of a medical diagnosis, and so on). Topic: Inferring selection of dice |
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The problem Topic: Abstractions for probability distributions: design functions for creating, transforming, combining, and querying distributions |
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14 Handout: COMP 150PP Programming Problems The problem Topic: Design and implementation of functions for probability distributions with finite support |
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19 The problem Topic: Design and implementation of functions for probabilistic computation, final session |
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21 Handout: read Handout: COMP 150PP Class Exercise: Semantics Operational semantics Review Big-step (natural-deduction) operational semantics and small-step operational semantics Topic: Extending our small functional language by adding probabilistic constructs with semantics |
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26 Coding probability again Topic: Code Show and Tell: Coding dice problems using functions on general distributions |
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The probability monad Read Norman Ramsey and Avi Pfeffer, Stochastic Lambda Calculus and Monads of Probability Distributions Topic: Shallow embedding of probabilistic modeling into Haskell |
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October 2016 | ||||
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26 Coding probability again Topic: Code Show and Tell: Coding dice problems using functions on general distributions |
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The probability monad Read Norman Ramsey and Avi Pfeffer, Stochastic Lambda Calculus and Monads of Probability Distributions Topic: Shallow embedding of probabilistic modeling into Haskell |
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3 The probability monad Topic: Designing with the probability monad 2nd round of solutions to dice problems (11:59PM) |
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Continuous variables via sampling Read Sungwoo Park, Frank Pfenning, and Sebastian Thrun, A Probabilistic Language Based on Sampling Functions Topic: Translations between λ-∘ and the probability monad |
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10 No class: Indigenous Peoples' Day |
11 Start exploring project ideas and teams |
12 Continuous variables via sampling Topic: Translations wrapup; analysis of A Probabilistic Language Based on Sampling Functions |
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17 Continuous variables via sampling Topic: λ-∘ wrapup: this time I really mean it (see the detailed plan) |
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Wild West: Church Read Goodman et al., Church: a Language for Generative Models Topic: Comparing Church with other probabilistic languages (plus midterm course evaluations) |
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24 Wild West: Church Topic: Church wrapup |
25 Ready to present project idea in class on Wednesday 26 October |
26 Project refinement Topic: Mutual criticism of project proposals |
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31 Measure-theoretic probability Topic: Lebesgue measure and counting measure; Abstract integration |
1 Written project proposals due at 5:00 pm |
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Measure-theoretic probability Topic: Language design using measure-theoretic probability |
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31 Measure-theoretic probability Topic: Lebesgue measure and counting measure; Abstract integration |
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Measure-theoretic probability Topic: Language design using measure-theoretic probability |
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7 The wild West Read:
Topic: language-design wrapup; a little Wolfe |
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9 Experiences in the wild West Topic: Code show and tell for dice problems solved using mature systems |
10 Overview of artificial intelligence (colloquium, John Launchbury, 3pm) |
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14 Calculating densities Topic: Deeply embedded modeling |
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Calculating densities Topic: Probability densities |
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Disintegration Read Shan and Ramsey Topic: Borel's paradox and disintegration |
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23 No class: Thanksgiving |
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Disintegration Topic: A disintegrator for continuous distributions |
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30 Project criteria Topic: Expectations for a successful project |
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Disintegration Topic: A disintegrator for continuous distributions |
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30 Project criteria Topic: Expectations for a successful project |
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5 Disintegration Read Shan and Ramsey Topic: Calculating disintegrations |
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7 Monads with densities Read Scibior, Gharamani, and Gordon, "Practical Probabilistic Programming with Monads" Topic: Practical Haskell |
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9 Project presentations, roughly 10:00–3:00, Burden Lounge, Anderson |
12 No class: Makeup day for workshop on 12/9 |
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15 Final papers due |
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