ECE 353: Introduction to Probability and Random Signals


  • Prerequisites of the course: MTH 254 or MTH 254H (Calculus), ECE 351 (Signals and Systems I). ECE 352 is not required.

  • The first problem solving session will be held at KEC 1003, Thur. Feb. 1. I'll go over some problems in your homework assignments.

  • About the mid-term:

    • In-class exam: Feb 2. LINC 302. 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM.

    • One self-made sheet note is allowed; calculators are allowed.

    • We will cover everything before continuous RV in the exam (HW1, HW2, HW3 (q1-q4)). The duration is 50 mins. Take your student ID with you to the exam.

  • The second problem solving session will be held at KEC 1003, Thur. Feb. 15. I'll go over the mid-term I problems and some homework problems (if time allows).

  • Next Monday (Feb 26) we will have an in-class problem solving session. Our second third review session will be on Mar 1, KEC 1003 6:00-7:00 PM.

  • Info. of the final exam: Mar 20. 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM, LINC 302.

  • We will have a review session at 6:00PM-7:00PM, on Tur, Mar 8, at KEC 1003 to review the mid-term II questions.

  • For those who had to miss the group mid-term: The make-up exam for mid-term II is on Tue Mar 6, 2:00PM-2:50PM, KEC 1114.

  • Here is a set of practice questions (will be updated over the weekend; solutions will be released on the coming Monday) . (updated on Mar 16; Two important types of problems have been added (Q22 and Q23))

  • and here is the solution to the practice questions.

  • Statistics of the final:

    • Mean 75 (out of 100+25 bonus)

    • Standard Deviation 25

    • histogram is as follows:


Instructor and TA

  • Instructor: Dr. Xiao Fu ( (Office Hours: 3:00PM -4:00PM MW, KEC3003)

  • TA: Leila Ghorban Zadeh ( (Office Hours: 9:00AM -11:00AM Tue)

  • TA: Hamidreza Maghami ( (Office Hours: 3:00PM -5:00PM Fri)

Time and Venue for Lectures

  • Venue: LINC 302

  • Time: WMF 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM.

Course Materials

I'll try to upload course materials (at least) one day before the lecture so that you may print them out and bring to the lecture. But keep in mind that I may update the slides after class.

  • Two RVs II (Feb 9, 12) (updated Feb 9, updated Feb 11 again)


  • Homework 8 Due: Mar 16 (Plz bring your hardcopy to the class) (Q1 updated on Mar 15) Solution