Introduction to Probability and Computing
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Probability and statistics have become indispensable tools in computer science. Probabilistic methods and statistical reasoning play major role in machine learning, cryptography, network security, communication protocols, web search engines, robotics, program verification, and more.
This course introduces the basic concepts of probability and statistics, focusing on topics that are most useful in computer science applications. Topics include: modeling and solution in sample space, random variables, simple random processes and their probability distributions, Markov processes, limit theorems, and basic elements of statistical inference.