Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

After attending the course the students have developed the engineering intuition of the fundamental concepts and results of Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes. They are able to apply the taught material to model and solve simple engineering problems involving randomness.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge about the concept of probability spaces
  • Must have knowledge about the conceptual models of estimation and hypothesis testing
  • Must be able to understand the basic concepts of probability theory:
    • Probability of events
    • Random variables
  • Must be able to understand the basic concepts of statistics:
  • Binary hypothesis testing. 

Skills

  • Must be able to apply/compute
    • Bayes rule in simple contexts
    • The probability that Binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian random variables take values in a specified interval
    • The mean and variance of Binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian random variables
    • The marginal distributions of multi-variate Gaussian variables
  • Must be able to apply and interpret
  • ML-estimation in simple contexts involving the Binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian distribution
  • Binary-hypothesis tests in simple contexts involving the Binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian distribution

Competences

  • Must be able to apply the general concepts of Probability Theory and Statistics in a new simple context. This includes choosing the suitable methods, evaluating the outcomes, and drawing the appropriate conclusions.

Type of instruction

Combination of e.g. face-to-face lectures, exercises, self-studies and mini-projects (using e.g. MATLAB).

Exam

Exams

Name of examIntroduction to Probability Theory and Statistics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleIntroduktion til sandsynlighedsregning og statistik
Module codeESNEITB6K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design