ENGG 2780A / ESTR 2020: Statistics for Engineers

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring 2022

Recent Announcements

Teaching Staff

name email office office hour
Andrej Bogdanov
andrejb@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 926 Fri 230–430
Zheng Chuanyang
TA (T01)
cyzheng21@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 1024 Fri 10–11
Ma Yueen
Head TA (T02)
yema21@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Tue 1–2
Wang Qijing
TA (T03)
qjwang21@cse.cuhk.edu.hk SHB 913 Thu 2–3
Hu Xiaoyan
Lu Fanbin
TA (T04)
Liu Shaoteng

Course Description

Statistics is the science of creating probabilistic models from data and validating them. We will learn about the Bayesian and classical approaches to parameter estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and reasoning about (in)dependence.

Tentative schedule

date topic materials
1Jan 10 Review of probability pptx
2Jan 17 Bayesian statistics BT8.1, DS7.1-7.3 pptx
3Jan 24 Prediction, estimation, and testing BT8.2, DS7.4-7.5 pptx
Jan 31 Lunar New Year
4Feb 7 Sample statistics DS8.1, 8.7 pptx
5Feb 14 Classical estimation BT9.1, DS7.5-7.6 pptx
6Feb 21 Confidence intervals I DS8.5 pptx
Feb 28 Midterm Exam solutions
7Mar 7 Confidence intervals II DS8.2, 8.4-8.5 pptx
8Mar 14 Hypothesis testing BT9.3, DS9.1-9.4 pptx
9Mar 21 Comparing populations DS9.5-9.6 pptx
Mar 28 class cancelled
Apr 4 Reading Week
10Apr 11 Goodness of fit BT9.4, DS10.1-10.3 pptx
Apr 18 Easter Holiday
Apr 25 Final exam review
Apr 27 Final Exam solutions

Online tutorials

Tutorial participation will count towards your grade. You are required to attend the same tutorial section that you were assigned to in CUSIS every week. Please click on your TA's name to join a ZOOM tutorial, or ► to view previous recordings.

Jan 26
Feb 9
Feb 16
Feb 23
Mar 2
Mar 9
Mar 16
Mar 23
Apr 13

Exercises, and Quizzes

Homeworks won't be graded. They will be issued on Monday and discussed in tutorial on Wednesday. A 15-minute quiz with a single question related to the homework will be given in tutorial the following Wednesday. The lowest two quiz grades will be dropped from the count. Make-up quizzes will not be offered.

Course information

ESTR 2020 students

ESTR 2020 follows the same format as ENGG 2780A, but with additional readings and exercises, and a project to be presented in the second half of the semester. The exams and quizzes will be the same as in ENGG 2780A.

Projects can be done individually or with a partner. They will involve a short report and a presentation. The readings and exercises can be used as project leads, but you can feel free to choose your own topic in consultation with the course instructor or the TA. The presentation will make up half of your participation grade.