12 Bayesian Inference and Decision Theory
 Start: Monday, April 12
 End: Friday, April 16
12.1 Summary
This week we will introduce a new brand of inference, Bayesian inference. This will be contrasted against the frequentist inference we have done up to this point. We will also very briefly introduce decision theory.
12.2 Learning Objectives
 Understand how Bayesian inference combines prior belief with observed data.
 Use Bayesian inference to create point estimates and interval estimates.
 Understand how decision theory can help compare estimators.
12.3 Reading
Source  Section 

Wasserman  11.1  11.9 
Wasserman  12.1  12.7 
Evans and Rosenthal  7.1  7.4 
Marden  11.6 
Marden  20.1  20.8 
12.4 Video
Title and Slides  Link  Mirror 

12.1  Bayesian Inference  12.1  YouTube  12.1  ClassTranscribe 
12.2  Decision Theory  12.2  YouTube  12.2  ClassTranscribe 
12.5 Assignments

Homework 09
 Due: Monday, April 19
 Submission: Gradescope
 Solution: Compass
12.6 Office Hours
Staff and Link  Day  Time 

Zoom with David  Monday  7:00 PM  8:00 PM 
Zoom with Rentian  Wednesday  8:00 PM  9:00 PM 
Zoom with David  Thursday  7:00 PM  8:00 PM 
Zoom with Rentian  Friday  8:00 PM  9:00 PM 
Piazza  Any!  Any! 