ECE 514 Random Processes 
Probabilistic descriptions of signals and noise, including joint, marginal and conditional densities, autocorrelation, crosscorrelation and power spectral density. Linear and nonlinear transformations. Linear leastsquares estimation. Signal detection. 3 credit hours. 

• Prerequisite  

Statistics 371; Signals and Linear Systems; Linear Algebra; Calculus 

• Course Objectives  
This course will acquaint students with the basic elements of probability theory, statistics, and random processes. The material covered will provide students the ability to comfortably read a research paper, and conduct studies where uncertainty prevails and/or can/should be modeled. 

• Course Requirements  
HOMEWORK: 67 homework assignments with 23 homeworks/mini projects with software development SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Access to a computer with Matlab, which is a free download for NCSU Engineering students. See: https://software.ncsu.edu/ 

• Textbook  
Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes, Paperback  4th edition, January 1, 2002 by A. Papoulis and S.U. Pillai. ISBN13:9780071226615; ISBN10:0071226613. (Note: New and used paperback editions are available from Amazon for ~$45.) 

• Computer and Internet Requirements  
NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here. 

• Instructor  
Dr. Hamid Krim, Professor 
Phone: 9195132270 
