Seminar: Parameter Estimation for Markov Models – SS13

Seminar: Parameter Estimation for Markov Models
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Verena Wolf
Tutors: Linar Mikeev, Alexander Andreychenko, David Spieler, Thilo Krüger, Werner Sandmann

Schedule: 6.6.2013 + 7.6.2013

Location: seminar rooms 528 and 328 in E13 (we start in 528 at 9 am).

Registration: closed

Credits: 7 ECTS points

Contents:
The seminar focuses on parameter estimation techniques for Markov models.

Prerequisites:
The seminar is designed for students of computer science or bioinformatics. Basic knowledge about Markov models is helpful for a successful participation. Therefore, during the registration procedure participants of the lecture Modeling and Simulation (WS2012/3) are treated preferably. The language of the seminar is English (presentation and write-up).

Requirements for successful participation (“Schein”)
Presentation:
Every participant will give a presentation of 30 to 45 min about one of the topic listed below. Participants that give presentations of very low quality have to repeat their presentation to get a “Schein”.

Write-up:
Every participant has to submit a write-up about the corresponding topic. The write-up should be at least 5 pages and submitted electronically as pdf-file.
Please hand in your write-up until September 30 2013.

Paper reading: Each participant has to be the “opponent” for at least two speakers, i.e., she/he has to read the related paper(s) in advance and prepare questions for the speaker.

Consultation:
Participants must meet with the organizers of the seminar to

  • get advice for introductory reading
  • discuss the assigned paper until 8.5.2013
  • present their slides until 22.5.2013