IDI Bayesian Network Course – Next Course October 19-21, 2021

IDI Bayesian Network Course – Next Course October 19-21, 2021 2021-05-25T14:29:37+00:00
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Location: Virtual
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Course Description: 

The course focus is on constructing and analyzing Bayesian networks (BNs) in Netica – from simple models for learning the basics to more complex, real-world applications for learning advanced features. Through a hands-on learning process, students will have the opportunity to explore examples and work on networks from their own work places during class exercises.

The cost is $1900 which includes snacks each day. A discount of $200 for early registration three weeks prior to course is available. We also offer a $200 discount for multiple persons from the same organization. Only one discount can be used.

A temporary student license for the Netica software will be provided. Students do not need to purchase Netica for the course. PLEASE bring your own laptop. The course is very hands-on.

Instructors:

Further Information:

Please keep an eye on this webpage for further information and updates. We can also teach this course at your site at another time. Email Dennis at dmbuede@innovativedecisions.com with questions or suggestions.

Course Topics (order is subject to change):

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Building a simple Bayesian network (BN) – drug testing
  • Just enough probability
  • A complete diagnostic BN – Liver diagnosis case study
  • Elicitation of BN structure and probabilities
  • Student Project Definition
  • BN Process Models

Day 2

  • Troubleshooting systems – Industrial system example
  • D-Separation and sensitivity to findings
  • Student Workshop (opportunity to work on your own BN problem)
  • Learning probabilities for a BN from data
  • Combining expert knowledge and data
  • Learning structure for a BN from data
  • Learning a BN with continuous variables

Day 3

  • Netica API and programming
  • Student Workshop
  • Introduction to GeoNeticaTM
  • Student Workshop

Advanced topics available on a case-by-case basis

  • Decision making in Netica using influence diagrams
  • Using the Netica library in the ExtendSim discrete event simulation
  • Explore BN structure building using R