# ENGG 2430A: Probability and Statistics for Engineers

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring 2020

## Teaching Staff

name email office office hour
Andrej Bogdanov
Instructor
andrejb@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 926 Fri 2–4
Cheung Tsun Ming, Ben
TA
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
TA
xjgao@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 1024 Mon 2–3
Leung Chin Wing, Dennis
TA
cwleung@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 1005 Mon 3–4
Zheng Dan
TA
dzheng@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 913 Mon 1–2

## Recent Announcements

• 24 May The final exam grades and feedback were sent out over email. The median grade is 37 and the standard deviation is 9.
• 14 May Here are the sample solutions for the final exam.

## 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.

## Schedule

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

solutions

## 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 click on your TA's name to join a ZOOM tutorial, or ► to view previous recordings.

Ben Eric Xiaojie Dennis
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 2
Mar 9
Mar 16
Mar 23
Apr 6
Apr 20
Apr 27

## Discussion board

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

## Course Information

• Lecture times
• Mon 9.30 to 10.15 in TYW LT
• Wed 9.30 to 11.15 in ERB LT

• Tutorials Tutorial attendance and participation will count towards your grade. You are required to attend the same tutorial section every week. The tutorial times are:
• AT01 (Ben): Mon 10.30-11.15 in ERB 404
• AT02 (Eric): Mon 10.30-11.15 in LSK 306
• AT03 (Xiaojie): Mon 10.30-11.15 in LSK 308
• AT04 (Dennis): Mon 10.30-11.15 in LPN (Lai Chan Pui Ngong) LT
• AT05 (Dan): Mon 10.30-11.15 in LHC G06

• Textbook The primary reference for this course is Introduction to Probability (2nd edition) by Bertsekas and Tsitsiklis, available in the campus bookstore. Notes will be provided for additional material.
• Grading Your grade will be determined from a midterm exam (25%), a final exam (35%) (35%), quizzes (20%) (12.5%), and participation (20%) (12.5%).