Probabilistic Graphical Models

Course code: PROBMACLNR

This course is intended for people interested in Bayesian networks and probabilistic programming. The theoretical part at the beginning of the course will lead to a practical example of topic modeling using Latent Dirichlet Allocation and its non-parametric extension including hyperparameter estimation. By completing this course, the participants should be able to design and implement their own simple Bayesian networks for various problems.

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The earliest date from 19.04.2023

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Starting date: 19.04.2023

Type: Virtual

Course duration: 1 day

Language: en/cz

Price without VAT: 194 EUR


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Type: In-person/Virtual

Course duration: 1 day

Language: en/cz

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Course structure

  • Bayesian networks
  • Model representation
  • Generative vs. discriminative models
  • Statistical inference in Bayesian networks
    • Variational inference
    • Sampling
      • Rejection sampling
      • Markov Chain Monte Carlo
      • Metropolis-Hastings sampling
      • Gibbs sampling
  • Probability distributions
    • Binomial and multinomial distributions
    • Beta and Dirichlet distributions
    • Gamma distribution
  • Probabilistic programming languages
  • Practical example with topic modeling
    • Latent Semantic Analysis
    • Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis
    • Latent Dirichlet Allocation
  • Non-Parametric topic modelling
    • Dirichlet process
    • Chinese restaurant process and Stick breaking process
    • Non-parametric LDA
  • Hyperparameter estimation


  • Basic knowledge of programing in Python
  • High school level of mathematics

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