External Course

Accelerating Compute-Intensive Applications with GPUs and FPGAs

DSA ADS Course - 2022

Discuss GPUs and FPGAs. List trade-offs as well as pros and cons of both - and discuss different applications to select best special purpose processor. Discuss future special purpose processors and likely technology innovations for special purpose processors in short, medium and long terms.

Discuss potential system architecture paradigm shifts.


Probabilities of Causation: Three Counterfactual Interpretations and their Identification

DSA ADS Course - 2021

Causal Analysis, Causality Inference, Counterfactuals

Discuss how data from both experimental and nonexperimental studies combined provide information that neither study alone can provide. Show that necessity and sufficiency are two independent aspects of causation, and that both should be invoked in the construction of causal explanations for specific scenarios.

1999 - Probabilities of Causation: Three Counterfactual Interpretations and their Identification by Judea Pearl


Causality Models, Reasoning and Inference: Causal Data Science Course

DSA ADS Course - 2021

Causal Analysis, Causality Models, Causal Inference

Discuss causal analysis and how it applies to many different fields like health policy and medical practice, public policy, business decisions, statistics, artificial intelligence, economics, philosophy, cognitive science, and others. Review probabilistic, manipulative, counterfactual, and structural approaches to causation and apply simple mathematical tools for studying the relationships between causal connections and statistical associations.