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CS 109

Introduction to Probability for Computer Scientists

  • winter
  • spring
  • summer

3 - 5 units

Letter or Credit/No Credit

Topics include: counting and combinatorics, random variables, conditional probability, independence, distributions, expectation, point estimation, and limit theorems. Applications of probability in computer science including machine learning and the use of probability in the analysis of algorithms. Prerequisites: 103, 106B or X, multivariate calculus at the level of MATH 51 or CME 100 or equivalent.


  • GER:DB-EngrAppSci

  • WAY-FR



  • LEC

    • Monday Wednesday Friday 11:30:00 AM - 12:50:00 PM @ Bishop Auditorium with Mehran Sahami

  • LEC

    • Monday Wednesday Friday 10:30:00 AM - 11:50:00 AM @ NVIDIA Auditorium with Chris Piech

  • LEC

    • Monday Wednesday Friday 12:30:00 PM - 2:20:00 PM @ NVIDIA Auditorium with Will Monroe

      May be taken for 3 units by Stanford graduate students.

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