Lecturer: Michael Gutmann
Office hours: Fridays 16:00-17:30 IF-2.50a
Teaching assistant: James Owers (email)

Recent announcements

Apr 5, 2018 The University’s course surveys are open.
Apr 2, 2018 Slides Learning for HMMs & Course Recap are online.
Mar 30, 2018 The answers to Tutorial 8 are online.
Mar 29, 2018 Uploaded slides on Variational Inference and Learning.
Mar 26, 2018 Uploaded slides on Sampling and Monte Carlo Integration.


One practical course work assignment (20%), and a written exam (80 %). The course follows the school-wide late coursework policy and academic conduct policy.

The assignment is available here.

Exam information:

  • You will be allowed to use a calculator in the exam. Please see here for a list of permitted calculators. Please note further that (quoting the ITO): the school of Informatics no longer supplies students with calculators; students must bring their own. The only calculator you will be permitted to bring into the exam is any one of the models listed in section 4.1.3. in that document.
  • You will be allowed to use one A4 page with your own notes on the back and front (“cheat sheet”).
  • Please see here for the University’s archive of PMR exam papers (search for probabilistic modelling and reasoning).

Important dates

  • Assignment hand out: Thursday 15 February 2018
  • Assignment hand in: Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 16:00 (see the assignment file for instructions)
  • Exam: see here