Statistical Signal Processing

Subject 431-688 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours; Non-contact time commitment: 96 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Brian Krongold
Subject Overview: Topics include: a review of stochastic processes detection of random signals in noise; dynamical system models and associated state estimation algorithms (Kalman and Wiener filtering); parameter estimation algorithms (Least Squares, Maximum Likelihood) and their adaptive versions. Other topics to be selected from: nonlinear filtering; hidden Markov model signal processing; expectation maximization algorithm; distributed detection and estimation; information-theoretic aspects of estimation and detection (Cramer Rao bound, Divergence measures); array signal processing.
Assessment: Continuous assessment (40%) to the equivalent of 3 hours writing time. Final Exam 3 hours, worth 60%. Students are required to pass the final examination in order to pass the subject as a whole.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: The aim of this subject is to give students a rigorous introduction to the mathematical tools commonly employed in statistical signal processing.
Related Course(s): Ph.D.- Engineering

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