name  office  office hour  

Andrej Bogdanov Instructor 
andrejb@cse.cuhk.edu.hk  SHB 926  Fri 2–4 
Chen Kexin TA 
kxchen@cse.cuhk.edu.hk  SHB 1024  Fri 4–5 
Gong Shizhan ESTR TA 
szgong22@cse.cuhk.edu.hk  SHB 1024  Thu 10–11 
Hu Jingyu TA 
jyhu@cse.cuhk.edu.hk  SHB 902  Mon 12 
Li Jianan TA 
jnli22@cse.cuhk.edu.hk  SHB 1026  Fri 23 
Yang Xikai Head TA 
xkyang22@cse.cuhk.edu.hk  SHB 1026  Fri 9–10 
Probability is the mathematics that allows us to reason about situations that involve uncertainty. In this course we will learn how to model problems using probability and how to analyze them.
date  topic  materials  

1  Sep 5 + Sep 7 
Probability and counting  §1.1, 1.6 pptx 
Sep 12 Sep 14 
Midautumn festival  
2  Sep 19 Sep 21 
Axioms. Conditional probability  §1.21.3 pptx 
3  Sep 26 Sep 28 
Bayes' rule. Independence  §1.41.5 pptx 
4  Oct 3 Oct 5 
Random variables  §2.12.3 pptx 
5  Oct 10 Oct 12 
Expectation, Variance, Joint PMFs  §2.42.5 pptx 
6  Oct 17 Oct 19 
Conditioning and independence  §2.62.7 pptx 
7  Oct 24 Oct 26 
Continuous random variables  §3.13.3 pptx 
Oct 31 Nov 2 
Midterm exam ESTR project proposals 
solutions 

8  Nov 7 Nov 9 
Multiple continuous random variables  §3.43.5 pptx 
9  Nov 14 Nov 16 
Continuous Bayes' rule, Derived RVs  §3.6, 4.1 pptx 
10  Nov 21 Nov 23 
Correlation, large deviations  §4.2, §5.15.2 pptx 
11  Nov 28 Nov 30 
The central limit theorem ESTR presentations 
§5.35.5 +pdf pptx 
Dec 16 Dec 20 
Review Final Exam 
solutions 
Homeworks won't be graded. They will be issued on Monday and discussed in the Thursday tutorial. Come to tutorial prepared. Tutorial participation counts towards your grade.
A short quiz with a single question related to the homework will be given out in the first 15 minutes of tutorial on the following Thursday. The lowest two quiz grades will be dropped from the count.
ESTR 2018 follows the same format as ENGG 2760A, but with additional readings and exercises, and a project to be presented near the end of the semester. The exams and quizzes will be the same as in ENGG 2760A.
Projects will be done in groups whose size will depend on enrollment. They will involve a short report and a presentation. The readings and exercises can be used as project leads, but you are expected to propose your own topic in consultation with the course instructor or the TA. Your participation grade will be largely affected by the project.