# ECE 3100

### ECE 3100Introduction to Probability and Inference for Random Signals and Systems

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Probability theory is a mathematical discipline that allows one to reason about uncertainty: it helps us to predict uncertain events, to make better decisions under uncertainty, and to design and build systems that must operate in uncertain environments. This course will serve as an introduction to the subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference in the presence of uncertainty. Topics include probability models, combinatorics, countable and uncountable sample spaces, discrete random variables, probability mass functions, continuous random variables, probability density functions, cumulative distribution functions, expectation and variance, independence and correlation, conditioning and Bayess rule, concentration inequalities, the multivariate Normal distribution, limit theorems (including the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem), Monte Carlo methods, random processes, and the basics of statistical inference. Applications to communications, networking, circuit design, computer engineering, finance, and voting will be discussed throughout the semester.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 2940 and PHYS 2213, or equivalent.

Outcomes
• Become fluent in combinatorics and set manipulations so as to make probabilistic predictions involving discrete models.
• Learn to recognize random phenomena in ECE applications, select appropriate mathematical models for them, and solve those models by exploiting mathematical structure such as statistical independence.
• Understand the statements of key limit theorems and be able to apply those theorems to make decisions in the presence of uncertainty.
• Formulate estimation and detection problems from described physical scenarios and compute the optimal estimators/decision rules for those scenarios.
Syllabi:
•   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

• 18014 ECE 3100   LEC 001

• TR Olin Hall 155
• Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
• Zhao, Q

• Instruction Mode: In Person

• 18019 ECE 3100   DIS 201

• R Hollister Hall 372
• Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
• Zhao, Q

• Instruction Mode: In Person

• 18020 ECE 3100   DIS 202

• R Hollister Hall 306
• Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
• Zhao, Q

• Instruction Mode: In Person

• 18021 ECE 3100   DIS 203

• F Phillips Hall 307
• Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
• Zhao, Q

• Instruction Mode: In Person

• 20376 ECE 3100   DIS 204

• F Hollister Hall 206
• Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
• Zhao, Q

• Instruction Mode: In Person