Statistical Methods in Computer Science Course Introduction Ido Dagan.
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Statistical Methods in Computer Science Course Introduction Ido Dagan
2 An Introduction to the Instructor... Email: email@example.com Phone: 03-531-7620 Office hours: Monday 3pm, room 118, CS building Research area: Natural Language Processing oA lot of empirical research around texts and applications Slides credit: Prof. Gal Kaminka
3 An Introduction to the Course… Goals: An appreciation of the need for empirical research in CS Knowledge of empirical research methods Statistical tools Topics include: The process of science (hypothesizing, experimenting, hypothesizing,... ) Experiment design Descriptive statistics Inferential statistics – hypothesis testing
4 Procedures Lectures about selected topics Take notes, not everything will be on slides! Verbal, board – will be in exam! Many students who covered only the slides failed the exam Please feel free to raise questions, and to be critical Weekly Tirgul Eyal Shnarch Homework assignments (~4): %20 of grade. Final exam: 80% of grade. Participate in a CS experiment (must attend to pass course) Course web site: http://www.cs.biu.ac.il/~89-362http://www.cs.biu.ac.il/~89-362 Presentations will be there Also readings, homework, notes,...
5 Homework assignments Thought questions Math/statistical Computing statistics with Excel Deadlines are real. You will lose points for being late. After a week, it’s just too late. Individual submission No copying, no ethical breaches
6 Academic Honesty A scientist has to be honest. Do not cheat. Group discussions are OK But after discussion, each writes her/his own answer. Be honest, and you will not get into trouble