Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics
|Module Name||Statistical Methods for Computer Science|
|Module Short Title|
|Semester Taught||Second Semester|
Lecture: 2 hours per week. Labs: 1 hour per week. Total: 33 hours.
|Module Personnel||Doug Leith|
When students have completed this module they should be able to:
The module provides an introduction to statistics and probability for computer scientists. The aim is to provide the basic grounding needed for machine learning and algorithm performance analysis.
Topics covered in this module include:
|Recommended Reading List|
A First Course in Probability, S.Ross.
Basic algebra and programming (we will use Matlab in examples/labs)
Examination 70%, coursework 30%. Coursework: 10% weekly assignments and 20% mid-term exam.
|Academic Year of Data||2017/2018|