Examine the application of probability in the computer science field and how it is used in the analysis of algorithms. Learn how probability theory has become a powerful computing tool and what current trends are causing the need for probabilistic analysis. Acquire an important understanding about randomness and its influence on the computing decisions made every day.
- Chris Piech Lecturer, Computer Science
- Counting and combinatorics
- Conditional probability and independence
- Discrete, normal, conditional and beta distributions
- Point estimation
- Limit theorems
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3.0 - 5.0
Students enrolling under the non degree option are required to take the course for 5.0 units.
Professor Mehran Sahami