EE 278 Statistical Signal Processing

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

Course Information

Update on final grading:
The midterm will be taken into account only if higher than the score on the final, in which case the final grade will be 20% homework, 35% midterm, 45% final. Otherwise, the score on the final will carry what would have been the weight of midterm+final, in which case the final grade will be 20% homework and 80% final.

Prerequisite: EE178, EE102 or equivalent.

Materials: Review of basic probability and random variables. Random vectors and processes; convergence and limit theorems; IID, independent increment, Markov, and Gaussian random processes; stationary random processes; autocorrelation and power spectral density; mean square error estimation, detection, and linear estimation.

Grading: 20% Homework, 35% Midterm, 45% Final


Midterm: Wednesday May 6th, 6:30-8:30pm at Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop
The midterm will be 2 hours. It will cover materials up to lecture note chapter 4. The exam is open notes and open electronic reading device, including kindles, laptops, ipads, etc, provided they are used solely for reading pdf files already stored on them and not for any other form of communication or information retrieval. Calculators are permitted.

Practice midterm and solutions

Final: 06/09/2015 3:30pm - 6:30pm. Location TBD.


Tue, Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM at Thornt102

Office Hour:
Prof. Weissman, Thursday 2-4pm at Packard 256
Review and Q&A Session:
Zi Yin, Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm at Packard 106

Piazza forum

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SCPD students

Homework sets will be posted on the course website. Please submit your homework to the SCPD office via email or fax.
The CA will be answering questions primarily via piazza forum (link given above) or email. We will also use Stanford Blue Jeans conference system to set up discussions by email appointment.