263-5210-00L Probabilistic Artificial Intelligence
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2020|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|263-5210-00 V||Probabilistic Artificial Intelligence|
The lectures will mostly be given in a lecture hall with limited attendance (at most 50% of lecture hall capacity). It will be possible to join remotely via zoom with acccess to slides, whiteboard, and speaker camera. Students can interact, e.g. ask questions, physically as well as digitally. The lectures will be recorded via zoom’s recording functionality.
|263-5210-00 U||Probabilistic Artificial Intelligence||2 hrs|
|263-5210-00 A||Probabilistic Artificial Intelligence||2 hrs||A. Krause|
|Abstract||This course introduces core modeling techniques and algorithms from machine learning, optimization and control for reasoning and decision making under uncertainty, and study applications in areas such as robotics and the Internet.|
|Objective||How can we build systems that perform well in uncertain environments and unforeseen situations? How can we develop systems that exhibit "intelligent" behavior, without prescribing explicit rules? How can we build systems that learn from experience in order to improve their performance? We will study core modeling techniques and algorithms from statistics, optimization, planning, and control and study applications in areas such as sensor networks, robotics, and the Internet. The course is designed for graduate students.|
- Probabilistic inference (variational inference, MCMC)
- Bayesian learning (Gaussian processes, Bayesian deep learning)
- Probabilistic planning (MDPs, POMPDPs)
- Multi-armed bandits and Bayesian optimization
- Reinforcement learning
|Prerequisites / Notice||Solid basic knowledge in statistics, algorithms and programming. |
The material covered in the course "Introduction to Machine Learning" is considered as a prerequisite.
|Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)|
|Performance assessment as a semester course|
|ECTS credits||8 credits|
|Language of examination||English|
|Repetition||The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.|
|Mode of examination||written 120 minutes|
|Additional information on mode of examination||70% session examination, 30% project; the final grade will be calculated as weighted average of both these elements. As a compulsory continuous performance assessment task, the project must be passed on its own and has a bonus/penalty function.|
Die Prüfung kann am Computer stattfinden / The exam might take place at a computer.
The practical projects are an integral part (60 hours of work, 2 credits) of the course. Participation is mandatory.
Failing the project results in a failing grade for the overall examination of Probabilistic Artificial Intelligence (263-5210-00L).
Students who do not pass the project are required to de-register from the exam and will otherwise be treated as a no show.
|Written aids||Two A4-pages (i.e. one A4-sheet of paper), either handwritten or 11 point minimum font size. Simple non-programmable calculator.|
|Online examination||The examination may take place on the computer.|
|This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.|
|Only public learning materials are listed.|
|No information on groups available.|
|Places||700 at the most|
|Waiting list||until 28.09.2020|