Checking date: 11/05/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Graphical and Hidden Markov Models
Study: Master in Statistics for Data Science (345)

Coordinating teacher: WIPER , MICHAEL PETER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Statistics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Graphical representation of conditional independence; Learning when to use and how to fit both discrete and Gaussian graphical models; fitting and interpreting log linear models; hidden Markov models; estimation and interpretation of hidden Markov models; use of statistical software for model fitting.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1) Basic concepts of graphical models a) Directed and non-directed graphs. b) Conditional independence and its graphical representation c) Representing graphical models in R d) The naive Bayes classifier as a graphical model 2) Log-linear models a) Representation as graphical models b) Fitting log-linear models c) Practical example 3) Bayesian networks a) Representation b) Classical and Bayesian approaches c) How to infer causality d) Practical example 4) Gaussian networks and mixed networks a) Representation and adjustment b) Practical example 5) More complex graphical models a) Algorithms b) Examples 6) Hidden Markov models a) Structure. b) Algorithms for estimation. c) Interpretation of hidden states. d) Practical examples. e) Quick fitting of hidden Markov models: filters.
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical and computer practical classes with presentation and resolution of real problems, individual and group work.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • D. Bellot. Learning Probabilistic Graphical Models in R. PACKT Publishing. 2016
  • J. Chapmann. Markov Models: Introduction to Markov Chains, Hidden Markov Models and Bayesian Networks. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2017
  • L. Sucar. Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Applications. Springer. 2015
  • S. Hojsgaard, D. Edwards, S. Lauritzen. Graphical Models with R. Springer. 2012
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