Checking date: 17/07/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Graphical and Hidden Markov Models
Master in Statistics for Data Science (Plan: 386 - Estudio: 345)

Coordinating teacher: WIPER , MICHAEL PETER

Department assigned to the subject: Statistics Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Probability and conditional probability; stochastic processes (Markov chains); statistical inference; Bayesian inference
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
  • Dechter, R, Brachman, RJ & Rossi, F. Reasoning with Probabilistic and Deterministic Graphical Models: Exact Algorithms (2nd. ed.). Morgan and Claypool Publishers. 2019
  • I Visser & M Speekenbrink. Mixture and Hidden Markov Models with R. Springer. 2022
  • J. Chapmann. Markov Models: Introduction to Markov Chains, Hidden Markov Models and Bayesian Networks. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2017
  • L Nguyen. Visión General de la Red Bayesiana. Ediciones Nuestro Conocimiento. 2022
  • L. Sucar. Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Applications. Springer. 2015
  • W Zucchini, IL MacDonald & R Langrock. Hidden Markov Models for Time Series: An Introduction Using R (2nd. ed.). Chapman and Hall. 2021
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • L. Sucar. Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Applications. Springer. 2015
  • Roverato, A.. Graphical Models for Categorical Data. Cambridge University Press. 2017
  • S. Hojsgaard, D. Edwards, S. Lauritzen. Graphical Models with R. Springer. 2012
  • Sucar, LE. Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Applications (2nd ed.). Springer. 2020
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.