ENGG 2780A / ESTR 2020: Statistics for Engineers

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring 2021

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Teaching Staff

name email office office hour
Andrej Bogdanov
andrejb@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 926 Fri 2–4
Deng Shiyuan
sydeng@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Thu 4–5
Qian Shengju
sjqian@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Tue 1230–130
He Zhuolun, Leon
Head TA
zlhe@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Fri 3–4
Ma Wenao
wama@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Tue 11–12
Jin Chenhan
Su Chong
csu@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Wed 4–5

Course Description

Statistics is the science of creating probabilistic models from data and validating them. We will learn about parameter estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and fitting models to data.

Tentative schedule

date topic materials
1Jan 11 Bayesian vs. classical statistics BT8.1 pptx
2Jan 18 Bayesian estimation and testing BT8.2 pptx
3Jan 25 Sample statistics D5.3-5.5 pptx
4Feb 1 Point estimation BT9.1 D6.1-6.2 pptx
5Feb 8 Confidence intervals D7.1-7.2 pptx
Feb 15 Lunar New Year
6Feb 22 Intervals for normal populations D7.3-7.4 pptx
Mar 1 Review pdf
Mar 8 Midterm Exam solutions
7Mar 15 Hypothesis testing BT9.3 D8.1-8.5 pptx
8Mar 22 Comparing populations D9.1-9.5 pptx
Mar 29 Reading Week
Apr 6 Easter Holiday
9Apr 12 Goodness of fit BT9.4 D14.1-14.2 pptx
10Apr 19 Modeling statistical dependence BT9.2 D12.1-12.2 pptx
May 13 Final Exam

Tutorials, Exercises, and Quizzes

Homeworks won't be graded. They will be issued on Wednesday and discussed in tutorial on Wednesday of the following week. Come to tutorial prepared. Tutorial participation counts towards your grade.

A short quiz with a single question related to the homework will be posted here on Friday (two days after the tutorial) before 9am. It must be turned in before 4pm. Late submissions will not be accepted, but the lowest quiz grade will be dropped from the count. Submit your quiz solutions here (a VPN connection is needed).


Tutorial participation will count towards your grade. You are required to attend the same tutorial section that you were assigned to in CUSIS every week. The tutorial slot is Wed 12.30-2.15. Please click on your TA's name to join a ZOOM tutorial, or ► to view previous recordings.

Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb 3
Feb 10
Feb 24
Mar 3
Mar 10
Mar 17 no tutorials
Mar 24
Apr 14
Apr 21

Course information

ESTR 2020 students

ESTR 2020 follows the same format as ENGG 2780A, but with additional readings and exercises, and a project to be presented in the second half of the semester. The exams and quizzes will be the same as in ENGG 2780A.

Projects can be done individually or with a partner. They will involve a short report and a presentation. The readings and exercises can be used as project leads, but you can feel free to choose your own topic in consultation with the course instructor or the TA. The presentation will make up half of your participation grade.