ECE 514 Applications of Random Processes

Course Policies

Course philosophy

This course is intended to cover the fundamentals of probability theory, random variables, and stochastic processes, with applications in electrical and computer engineering. A deep understanding and familiarity with the material is our goal.

Lecture material and text

Do not fall behind on understanding and mastering the material as it is being covered in the lectures. Read the text book ahead of the lectures. If you do not attend a lecture, you are responsible for getting a copy of the handouts given during the lecture (e.g., homework, extra notes, etc.), if any.

Homework Assignments

You are expected to keep up with the homework assignments. Successful progress through the course relies on this. Homework will be collected and graded (subject to availability of grading funds). No credit for late homework.


No make-up exams will be given, except possibly under severe extenuating circumstances. If unable to attend for any reason, contact the professor at least 5 days before the exam.


Regrading can only be accommodated under two circumstances: (1) incorrect adding up of scores; (2) incorrect assignment of scores. All requests for regrading must be turned in within 5 days of the return of the graded exam/homework. If requesting a regrade, please complete the Regrade Request Form with additional sheets (if necessary), staple it to the exam or homework in question, and submit it to the professor. Note that your solution to the entire problem as well as the regrade request form will be scrutinized and the allocation of partial credit is at the discretion of the grader. In some cases, regrade requests may result in a reduced score.

Classroom etiquette

The golden rule applies.

Working together

Working together on general study is encouraged. Of course, any assignment or exam you turn in must be solely your own work. Academic dishonesty has serious consequences (see below).

Academic integrity

The faculty expects every member of the CSU community to practice honorable and ethical behavior both inside and outside the classroom. Any actions that might unfairly improve a student's score on homework, quizzes, or examinations will be considered academic misconduct and will not be tolerated. Examples of academic misconduct include (but are not limited to): At the professor's discretion, academic misconduct on an assignment or examination will result in a reduced score, a zero score, or a failing grade for the course. All occurrences of academic misconduct will be reported to the Vice President for Student Affairs and copied to the ECE Head. If there is any question as to whether a given action might be construed as academic misconduct, please see the professor before you engage in any such action. For more information, please see CSU's page on Academic Integrity. For information on the Honor Pledge, see the Honor Pledge. A useful video on academic integrity from Purdue's CS 19100.


The classroom is a place where you will be treated with respect. We welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, ability, and other visible and nonvisible differences. All members of this class are expected to contribute to a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for every other member of the class.

Sexual harassment

Colorado State University strives to create and maintain a work and study environment that is fair, humane, and responsible so that each member of the University community is treated with dignity and rewarded for such relevant considerations as ability and performance. Abusive treatment of individuals on a personal or stereotyped basis is contrary to the concepts of academic freedom and equal opportunity. Sexual harassment is one form of such abuse and cannot be tolerated.

For more information, please see the CSU Office of Equal Opportunity's Sexual Harassment Policy.

Professor Edwin Chong, Email

This document was last modified September 09, 2020.