EE178: Probabilistic Systems Analysis

David Tse ( Spring 2014-2015

Course Description

The goal of the course is to introduce probabilistic modeling and its role in solving engineering problems. The course is divided into two parts. The first part introduces the basic concepts of probability: random variables , sample space, events, probability, conditional probability, independence, probability mass functions and density functions, expectation, law of large numbers. Using the language acquired in the first part, the second part discusses several applications chosen from data storage, ranking of webpages, network multiplexing, digital communication, positioning, speech recognition. This is a course about “probability in action”: probabilistic concepts are taught through many non-trivial examples and engineering applications.


  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00-12:15pm in Thornton 110