ECE353: Introduction to Probability and Random Signals

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Spring 2017
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Oregon State University

Course Information


Dr. Raviv Raich


Kelley Engineering Center 3009


* Kindly use this email address (and not the onid email address)


Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC) room 125


Tue./Thu. 2:00PM - 3:20PM

Office hours:

Thu. and Fri. 4:00PM-5:00PM

Grading TA

Grading TA:

HW 1: Xuanyi
HW 2: Yu-Jung
HW 3: Xuanyi
HW 4: Yu-Jung
HW 5: Xuanyi
HW 6: Yu-Jung
HW 7: Xuanyi
HW 8: Yu-Jung
HW 9: Xuanyi
HW 10: Yu-Jung

TA Office hours:

Yu-Jung Chu (chuy at Tue/Thur 1:30-2:00pm Wed 12:00-1:00pm@ KEC Atrium
Xunayi Dong (dongx at Mon./Tue. 5:30-6:30 pm @ KEC4126-05


Course Description

Introductory discrete and continuous probability concepts, single and multiple random variable distributions, expectation, introductory stochastic processes, correlation and power spectral density properties of random signals, random signals through linear filters.


Junior standing in ECE 351 and (MTH 254 or MTH 254H).


"Probabilistic Systems and Random Signals," by Abraham H Haddad, Prentice Hall 2006, ISBN-10: 0130094552



Homework & Solutions

Homework is due Tuesday one week after it is assigned.

Homework 1: HW1, due Tuesday April 11, 2017.
Homework 1 solution: HW1 solution,
Homework 2: HW2, due Tuesday April 18, 2017.
Homework 2 solution: HW2 solution,
Homework 3: HW3, due Tuesday April 25, 2017. Hints
Homework 3 solution: HW3 solution,
Homework 4:HW4, due Tuesday May 2, 2017.
Homework 4 solution: HW4 solution,
Homework 5: HW5, due Tuesday May 9, 2017.
Homework 5 solution: HW5 solution,
Homework 6: HW6, due Tuesday May 16, 2017.
Homework 6 solution: HW6 solution,
Homework 7:HW7, due Tuesday May 23, 2017.
Homework 7 solution: HW7 solution,
Homework 8: HW8,
due Tuesday May 30, 2017.
Homework 8 solution: HW8 solution,
Homework 9: HW9,
due Tuesday June 6, 2017.

Midterm1 solution: TBD,
Midterm2 solution: TBD,

Notice : Efforts on homework should be individual based on the material in class and in the book. Students that will get caught copying their solution from the solution manual, past solutions, or other students, will face disciplinary actions.

Grading Policy

The final grade for this class will be determined based on

Midterm 1:


Midterm 2:






The final grade will be based on the total number of points accumulated at the end of the term


Midterm 1:

Tue May 02, 2017 (week 5) 2:00-3:20 (in class) 

Midterm 2: Tue May 23, 2017 (week 8) 2:00-3:20 (in class)
Final: Tue June 13, 2017 12:00-13:50 (in class)

Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined and approved by Disability Access Services (DAS). If you, as a student, believe you are eligible for accommodations but have not obtained approval please contact DAS immediately at 541-737-4098 or at DAS notifies students and faculty members of approved academic accommodations and coordinates implementation of those accommodations. While not required, students and faculty members are encouraged to discuss details of the implementation of individual accommodations.