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Bayesian data analysis

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Max amount of FITech students: 100

Persons without a valid study right at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences have preference to this course.

Mastering the prerequisite skills is very important in order to complete this course.

Course contents

  • Bayesian probability theory and bayesian inference
  • Bayesian models and their analysis
  • Computational methods, Markov-Chain Monte Carlo

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student can

  • explain the central concepts in Bayesian statistics, and name steps of the Bayesian modeling process.
  • recognize usages for common (i.e. those presented during the course) statistical models, and formulate the models in these situations.
  • compare the most popular Bayesian simulation methods, and implement them.
  • use analytic and simulation based methods for learning the parameters of a given model.
  • estimate the fit of a model to data and compare models.

Teaching schedule

It is possible to take the course online except for the final project presentation which is arranged on campus.

  • Lectures will be organized on Mondays at 14:15-16:00 (recording is available after the lecture).
  • Exercise sessions (Otaniemi) will be held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

More information on Aalto University’s course page.

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Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Aki Vehtari

Further information about the studies

Aalto University
Tiina Porthén

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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General prerequisites:
Differential and integral calculus, basics of probability and statistics, basics of programming (R or Python). Recommended: matrix algebra.
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