EE 178 – Probabilistic Systems Analysis

Autumn Quarter, 2015-2016

Instructor: Prof. Tsachy Weissman
Course Assistant: Zi Yin
Contact: tsachy, zyin at stanford


Midterm will be held on Wed 10/28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at 420-041.

Final Exam will be held on Monday Dec 7th, 3:30-6:30pm at Herrin Hall, room T175

Practice midterm and solutions have been posted.

Solution to the midterm has been posted.

Course Outline

Probability is the tool for modeling and analyzing systems in which uncertainty, noise, and randomness prevail. Its engineering applications permeate communications, signal and multi-media processing, networking, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. This class provides an introduction to the basic concepts of probability and some of its applications in Electrical Engineering and related fields.

Class Times and Locations

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:30–14:50PM, 380-380X.

  • Discussion session (tentative): Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm at 160-325

  • Grading will be 20% homework, 35% midterm and 45% final.