Skip to this view's content

Probability and Statistics: A Data Perspective UMASSLowell

Enrollment is Closed

About This Course

The material posted on this site serves as a supplement to the instructor led classroom lectures for the EECE 5840 course: Probability and Random Processes. The objective is for the student to acquire critical thinking skills in the analysis of problems characterized by uncertainty. Both theoretical approaches and statistical approaches considering random data will be explored. You will be introduced to some basic concepts in writing code for data analysis using Python.

Introduces the approach for mapping random experiments to a mathematical framework for analyzing and characterizing the random events and their probabilities. Discrete and continuous random variables and various classical probability distributions will be presented. The application of mean and variance of random variables and methods for computing these features from data are undertaken.

The course will also present approaches for specification and description of vector random variables using linear algebraic methods. Functions of random variables and their application in systems analysis will be followed by an introduction to the analysis of random processes.


Calculus, Differential Equations, Signals and Systems.

Course Staff

Course Staff Image #1

Staff Member #1

Prof. Charles Thompson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the course instructor #1

Course Staff Image #2

Staff Member #2

Prof. Kavitha Chandra, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be assisting with the online components on edX and moderating the discussion forum.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?

Yes! Main reference: Intuitive Probability and Random Processes using MATLAB, by S. Kay, Kluwer Academic

Supporting reference: Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes, by A. Papoulis

A third reference: Probability and Random Processes, by V. Krishnan and K. Chandra, Wiley, 2nd Edition

Is participation on this online platform required?

Yes ! This supplements the classroom instruction and it is aimed at enhancing your understanding of the material presented in class each week. Your participation will be recorded and graded

Is there a Discussion Forum?

The discussion forum is set up at Wiggio

Register on Wiggio and get a password for the group from your instructor

  1. Course Number

  2. Classes Start

    Jul 08, 2018
  3. Classes End

    Aug 31, 2018
  4. Estimated Effort