ENGG 2430A: Probability and Statistics for Engineers

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring 2020

Teaching Staff

name email office office hour
Andrej Bogdanov
andrejb@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 926 Fri 2–4
Cheung Tsun Ming, Ben
tmcheung@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 101 Tue 2–3
Ho Chin Hei, Eric
Head TA
chho@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 101 Tue 430–530
Gao Xiaojie
xjgao@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 1024 Mon 2–3
Leung Chin Wing, Dennis
cwleung@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 1005 Mon 3–4
Zheng Dan
dzheng@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 913 Mon 1–2

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Course Description

Probability is the mathematics that allows us to reason about situations that involve uncertainty. Statistics is about creating probabilistic models from data. In this course we will learn how to describe and analyze problems using probability and statistics.


date topic materials
1Jan 6
Jan 8
Probabilistic Models §1.1, 1.2, 1.6
2Jan 13
Jan 15
Conditional Probability §1.3-1.4
3Jan 20
Jan 22
Independence. Random Variables §1.5, §2.1-2.3
Jan 27
Jan 29
Lunar New Year Holiday
4Feb 17
Feb 19
Joint PMFs, Expectation and Variance §2.4, 2.5
5Feb 24
Feb 26
Conditioning and Independence §2.6, 2.7
6Mar 2
Mar 4
Continuous Random Variables I §1.2, 3.1-3.3 +pdf
Mar 9
Mar 11
Midterm Exam
7Mar 16
Mar 18
Continuous Random Variables II §3.4-3.6
8Mar 23
Mar 25
Working with Random Variables §4.1-4.3
Mar 30
Apr 1
Reading Week
9Apr 6
Apr 8
Limit Theorems §5.1-5.4
Apr 13 Easter Holiday
10Apr 15
Apr 20
Bayesian Inference §8.1, 8.2
11Apr 22
Apr 27
Classical Inference §9.1, 9.3
Final Exam

Tutorials, Exercises, and Quizzes

Homeworks won't be graded. They will be issued on Wednesday and discussed in tutorial the following Monday. A 10-minute quiz with a single question related to the homework will be given in tutorial the next Monday.

Come to tutorial prepared. A quarter of your final grade comes from the quizzes and tutorial participation. The lowest two quiz grades will be dropped from the count.

Online tutorial meetings

Please use the following meeting code to join or view the tutorial over zoom.

date Ben Eric Xiaojie Dennis
Feb 17 play ► 542 794 832 710 906 7904 play ►
Feb 24 play ► play ► 710 906 7904 play ►

Discussion board

There is an ENGG 2430A discussion board on piazza. Please register and sign in using your CUHK email address.

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