Course syllabus

# Stationära stokastiska processer

Stationary Stochastic Processes

## FMSF10, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

## General Information

## Aim

## Learning outcomes

## Contents

## Examination details

## Admission

## Reading list

## Contact and other information

Stationary Stochastic Processes

Valid for: 2015/16

Decided by: Education Board B

Date of Decision: 2015-04-16

Compulsory for: Pi3

Elective Compulsory for: MWIR1

Elective for: BME4-sbh, C4-ks, C4-ssr, D4-bg, D4-ssr, E4-ss, E4-bg, F4, F4-bg, F4-bm, F4-fm, F4-r, F4-ss, I4, I4-fir, M4

Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand

The student shall aquire a toolbox containing concepts and models for description and handling of stationary stochastic processes within many different areas, such as, signal processing, automatic control, information theory, economics, biology, chemistry, and medicine. The mathematical and statistical elements are therefore illustrated using a wide variety of examples from different areas of application.

The course shall also give the student the ability to identify the presence of stationary processes in other courses in the education, use the knowledge of stationary processes in other courses, and translate the concepts and tools between different courses, building on stationary processes.

Knowledge and understanding

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to perform calculations using expectations, variance, covariance, and cross-covariance within and between different stationary processes,
- be able to calculate the relationship between covariance properties in the timedomain and spectral properties in the frequency domain for one and several processes,
- be able to formulate linear filters using covariance and spectral properties,
- be able to estimate covariance function, spectrum, and other parameters in stationary processes using data.

Competences and skills

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to identify natural situations where a stationary process is a suitable mathematical model, e.g., within at least one engineering, science, or economics application,
- be able to formulate a stationary stochastic process model using a concrete problem within the chosen application,
- be able to suggest model parameters, with the help of data,
- be able to interpret the model and translate model concepts to a conclusion regarding the original problem.

Judgement and approach

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to read and interpret technical literature with elements of stationary processes within the chosen application,
- be able to describe the model structure and the conclusions,
- be able to describe the possibilities and limitations of stochastic models.

- Models for stochastic dependence.
- Concepts of description of stationary stochastic processes in the time domain: expectation, covariance, and cross-covariance functions.
- Concepts of description of stationary stochastic processes in the frequency domain: effect spectrum, cross spectrum.
- Special processes: Gaussian process, Wiener process, white noise, Gaussian fields in time and space.
- Stochastic processes in linear filters: relationships between in- and out-signals, auto regression and moving average (AR, MA, ARMA), derivation and integration of stochastic processes.
- The basics in statistical signal processing: estimation of expectations, covariance function, and spectrum.
- Application of linear filters: frequency analysis and optimal filters.

Grading scale: TH

Assessment: Written exam and compulsory computer exercises.

Parts

Code: 0115. Name: Examination.

Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.

Code: 0215. Name: Laboratory part 1.

Credits: 0,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The first computer exercise

Code: 0315. Name: Laboratory part 2.

Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The rest of the computer exercises

Required prior knowledge: A basic course in mathematical statistics and knowledge in complex and linear analysis.

The number of participants is limited to: No

The course overlaps following course/s: FMS045, FMS047, MASC04

- Lindgren, G., Rootzén, H., Sandsten, M.: Introduction to Stationary Stochastic Processes: Applications in Science and Engineering. Chapman & Hall, 2013, ISBN: 9781466586185.

Course coordinator: Prof Andreas Jakobsson, andreas.jakobsson@matstat.lu.se

Director of studies: Studierektor Anna Lindgren, studierektor@matstat.lu.se

Course homepage: http://www.maths.lth.se/matstat/kurser/fmsf10/

Further information: The course may not be included together with FMS045 or FMS047. Also given at the faculty of science with the course code MASC04.