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Probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) are a rich framework for encoding probability distributions over complex domains: joint (multivariate) distributions over large numbers of random variables that interact with each other. These representations sit at the intersection of statistics and computer science, relying on concepts from probability theory, graph algorithms, machine learning, and more. They are the basis for the state-of-the-art methods in a wide variety of applications, such as medical diagnosis, image understanding, speech recognition, natural language processing, and many, many more. They are also a foundational tool in formulating many machine learning problems. This course is the third in a sequence of three. Following the first course, which focused on representation, and the second, which focused on inference, this course addresses the question of learning: how a PGM can be learned from a data set of examples. The course discusses the key problems of parameter estimation in both directed and undirected models, as well as the structure learning task for directed models. The (highly recommended) honors track contains two hands-on programming assignments, in which key routines of two commonly used learning algorithms are implemented and applied to a real-world problem....



Jan 30, 2018

very good course for PGM learning and concept for machine learning programming. Just some description for quiz of final exam is somehow unclear, which lead to a little bit confusing.


Feb 14, 2017

Great course! Very informative course videos and challenging yet rewarding programming assignments. Hope that the mentors can be more helpful in timely responding for questions.

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von Akshaya T

Mar 14, 2019

I was very lost with the different depths of lectures and assignments in this part of the course. I felt that some places were super involved mathematically and was trying to understand its implication. In other places it felt like a lot of fluff. I would recommend this only if you have taken the other 2 parts. Also Prof. Koller's lectures are quite confounding and monotonous in these more than the other lectures.

von Lik M C

Feb 23, 2019

A great course! Learned a lot. Especially the assignments are excellent! Thanks a lot.

von Amine M

Jun 17, 2019

Great lectures and terrible assignments. Forum is not helpful at all. In fact, the forum is dead and tutors do not exist. Programming assignments have too many errors which are known within the forum for 4 years but no one is fixing these mistakes. All in all, the topic is highly interesting but the implementation is deficient

von Shi Y

Jan 20, 2019

I love this course! It's very difficult but worthy. If you are looking for the state-of-the-art AI techniques, PGM doesn't seem to be your best choice. It's some kind of old fashion compared to DL. I learned a lot about the probability theory through all three courses, and I get better understanding with CRF and HMM. Seriously, it's not a course that will improve your skills or guarantee your successful immediately in ML fields, but a course that can shape your thoughts, help you think out of box. So if you don't like the black-box in DL, PGM will offer you another brand new perspective to understand this uncertain world.

von Antônio H R

Nov 06, 2018

Bad choice of content. Focus too much on the specific case of table CPDs, missing the big picture.

von Luiz C

Aug 28, 2018

Great course, though with the progress of ML/DL, content seems a touch outdated. Would

von Liu Y

Aug 27, 2018

Great course, great assignments I indeed learn much from this course an the whole PGM ialization!

von Musalula S

Aug 25, 2018

The course is very involved but Daphne makes its palatable. The course open a new world of new possibilities where one can apply PGMs to get concrete understanding of relationships between events and phenomena in any discipline; from social sciences to natural sciences.

von Michel S

Jul 14, 2018

Good course, but the material really needs a refresh!

von Gorazd H R

Jul 07, 2018

A very demanding course with some glitches in lectures and materials. The topic itself is very interesting, educational and useful.

von Vincent L

Jun 05, 2018

Difficult; requires textbook reading to complete. I could not get samiam to work so I skipped the initial PA. The PA are challenging as well but well worth it if you want to understand how to implement PGMs.

von Rishi C

Jun 05, 2018

The course facilitates learning - and reinforces acquired knowledge through the simple principle of honest effort: students are not given all the answers... but they are 'nudged' in the right direction & guided towards fruitful questions; in a way, it's the perfect course!

von Chan-Se-Yeun

Feb 22, 2018

Yeah! I managed to finish PGM. I feel ready to explore further. PGM 3 is really helpful. Although many details are not fully discussed, some important intuitions are well illustrated, like EM algorithm and its modification in case of incomplete data. Also, the way the teacher teach set an good example for me to learn to demonstrate complicated things in an easy and vivid way. Thank you so much!

von llv23

Jan 30, 2018

very good course for PGM learning and concept for machine learning programming. Just some description for quiz of final exam is somehow unclear, which lead to a little bit confusing.

von Jerry A R

Jan 29, 2018

Great course! It is pretty difficult - be prepared to study. Leave plenty of time before the final exam.

von Diogo P

Nov 15, 2017

Just completed the 3 course specialization. If you're interested (and already have some background) in Machine Learning, this specialization is totally worth it. However, if you have trouble solving any of the quizzes or assignments, do not expect to have any kind of support from the TAs. They simply do not respond to any post in the forum, even if it is related with any bug in the programming assignments source code.

von Anil K

Nov 09, 2017

Awesome course... builds intuitive thinking for developing intelligent algorithms...

von ivan v

Oct 20, 2017

Excellent course. Programming assignments are excellent and extremely instructive.

von Ahmed S

Sep 22, 2017


The course covers a highly important relatively large set of topics. If you get the content and managed to pass the quizzes and assignments, you're good to go with PGMs.


The course is quite old, with no support from neither TAs nor instructors. The material isn't updated to match a specialization (even the assignment numbers are old, some test cases aren't updated and the course content and assignments are quite dependent).

von 王文君

Jul 30, 2017

Very challenging and fulfilling class!

von Sriram P

Jun 24, 2017

Had a wonderful Experience, Thank you Daphne Ma'am

von Yang P

Jun 20, 2017

Very useful course.

von Alexander K

Jun 04, 2017

Thank You for all.

von Niculae I

May 21, 2017

This was a very interesting specialization and beside the theoretical information in the videos I liked very much the programming assignments, which helped very much with understanding more deep the matter. The PAs were also very challenging, especially the ones in the learning part (course 3).

von Stian F J

Apr 20, 2017

Tougher course than the 2 preceding ones, but definitely worthwhile.