ECE1500F - Stochastic Processes, Fall 2009

Description: An introduction to stochastic processes and probabilistic modeling with emphasis on communication system applications.

Prerequisites: Introductory probability and linear systems, or consent of instructor.

A. Papoulis and S. U. Pillai, Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill, ISBN  0-07-366011-6 (Required); A. Leon-Garcia, Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering, Third Edition, Addison Wesley, ISBN-10: 0131471228, ISBN-13: 978-0131471221 (Recommended).

Course Website:
Public access:
Login required: ECE1500 course website on Blackboard through the UofT Portal

Instructor: Ben Liang
Office: Bahen Centre Room 4122 (through doors 4113 or 4145)

TA: Hossein Seyedmehdi, BA4000, hossein@comm.utor...

Tuesdays 4 - 6 pm, BA1210
Thursdays 2 - 3 pm, BA1240

Office Hours:  
Thursdays 3 - 4 pm, BA4122

Grading Policy: There will be bi-weekly homework assignments, one midterm exam, and one final exam.  The weights for different grading components:
Homework 10%
Midterm Exam 40%
Final Exam 50%

The homework assignments can be found here.  Homework will be graded solely on the basis of effort, not correctness. Solution to the homework problems will be available on the Blackboard course website when they are due, usually two weeks after they are assigned.

Topical Outline:
(A weekly updated lecture schedule can be found here.)

Last updated on November 5, 2009.