Probability

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Next Meeting

• Quick review of 1st half of ch 2 (discrete random variables). 1 example problem. Finish presentation of chapter 2 (continuous random variables). Another example problem. (will post the example problems over the weekend so people can do them beforehand).
• When: Tuesday (11/30) 7:30 to 8:45pm
• Where: Noisebridge (2169 Mission St.) - back corner classroom

List of Problems

List of Problems (on Google Docs) - anyone who has this link can edit/add problems.
These are problems that 1 or more people thought were interesting enough to try solving.

Each problem should include:

• the problem (or pointer to the problem)
• names of people who've worked through the problem
• (optional) what concepts are required for the solution (eg. conditional independence, continuous random variables, etc.)

General

A probability study group was proposed on the noisebridge-discuss list and cc'ed to the Machine Learning mailing list.

The goal is to go through the 7 chapters of Fundamentals of Applied Probability Theory.

Proposed meeting format:

• 30 min - a volunteer presents the material in the chapter (this will be for people who didn't have time to read the chapter at home, and for those who want to teach)
• 30-45 min - discussion and problem solving (those who solved the problems at home can compare answers, those who didn't can work on the problems together)

Past Meetings

• 11/16/2010 - chapter 2. Recommended problems 2.04, 2.07, 2.11, 2.17, 2.26, 2.27, 2.28, 2.30   (slides)
• 11/09/2010 - chapter 1. Recommended problems 1.03, 1.08, 1.09, 1.12, 1.13, 1.21, 1.24, 1.30   (slides)

• Kai
• Mike S
• Ben W
• Sara N

Misc

Conditional Risk (from http://xkcd.com/795/ )