# Fall 2023 - STAT 271 D100

## Overview

• #### Course Times + Location:

Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby

Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby

Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Wed, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Dec 9, 2023
Sat, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Burnaby

• #### Prerequisites:

CMPT 210 with a minimum grade of C-.

## Description

#### CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This is an introductory course in probability and statistics that is designed for Computer Science students. Mainly covers basic probability theory and statistical methods for designing and analyzing computing algorithms and systems. Topics include continuous probability distributions, random variables, multivariate normal distributions, parameter estimation and inference theory, as well as design and analysis of statistical studies, including hypothesis testing and presentation of statistical data.

#### COURSE DETAILS:

Outline:

1. Review of discrete distributions.
2. Descriptive Statistics.
3. Continuous distributions: random variables, density functions, joint distributions, independence, moments, law of large numbers, uniform, normal and other distributions.
4. Sampling: sample mean and variance, central limit theorem.
5. Parameter estimation: moment estimators, maximum likelihood estimators, confidence intervals.
6. Hypothesis testing: type I, type II errors, significance level, tests for mean of normal.
7. Linear regression and gradient descent.
8. Analysis of variance.
9. Introduction to bootstrap method.

• Assignments/quizzes 15%
• Midterm 1 25%
• Midterm 2 25%
• Final 35%

## Materials

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, 6th edition, Sheldon M Ross, Academic Press
ISBN: 978-0-12-824346-6

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