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An Introduction to Probability in Computing

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

With the advent of machine learning, data mining, and many other modern applications of computer science, we are increasingly seeing the influence of probability theory on computer science. This course is aimed at providing a brief introduction to probability theory to CS students so that they can grasp recent CS trends more easily.

Syllabus

Week 1 : A brief axiomatic introduction to discrete probability theory – Karger’s Mincut
Week 2 : Random Variables – Quicksort
Week 3 : Markov’s and Chebyshev’s Inequalities – Randomized Median
Week 4 : Chernoff Bounds – Parameter Estimation & Quicksort Revisited

Taught by

John Augustine

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