Hours:Wednesday, noon - 1:00pm, Baker Hall 229I
Daniel Park. Oﬃ
Hours: Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:00pm, FMS 320.
Zhanwu Liu. Oﬃ
Hours: Wednesday, 2:00pm-5:00pm, FMS 320.
Introduction to Probability, by D.P. Bertsekas and J.N. Tsitsiklis,
Athena Scientifc, 2008 (2
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30am - 11:50am, PH100.
due by 4:00pm on Thursday in BH132, unless otherwise instructed.
September, 28 and November, 2.
Class is cancelled on August, 31.
21-118 or 21-122 or 21-123 or 21-256 or equivalent course.
Basic rules o± integration in 2 dimensions.
Not open to students who have received credit ±or 36-225 or 36-625.
The theory o± probability and random processes provides the mathematical tools and ±ormalism
needed to model uncertainty in virtually all scientifc areas. Nowadays, probabilistic models and
statistical theory are essential ±or the development and analysis o± innumerable applications, rang-
ing ±rom the analysis o± network dynamics o± circuit ±ailure rates, the development o± algorithms
±or computer vision or machine learning, image processing, cryptography, system per±ormance as-
sessment, business inventory, marketing, fnance, medicine, etc. This is a frst curse in probability
theory that is designed to prepare you to develop basic probabilistic models ±or describing and
studying uncertain or random phenomena and to make better predictions and decisions. By the
end o± this curse, students should
1. possess an adequate background and understanding o± basic concepts in probability theory;