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Details for the Course Syllabus for Course EIT060F valid from Spring 2015

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  • English
  • If sufficient demand
  • The course aims to provide a deep understanding of the subject Estimation Theory. Estimation theory can be applied to many different fields, and within communication theory it plays a central role. The department’s research is dominated by different aspects of communication. To have a solid basis and skills in estimation is of fundamental importance for a large fraction of LTH’s doctoral students. The course provides them with a solid scientific basis for communiation theory.
  • Minimum variance estimators, Cramer-Rao’s bound, optimal unbiased estimators, Maximum-likelihood estimation, least squares method, method of moments, Bayesian estimators, linear Bayesian estimators, Kalman filters
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Understand in detail the most common estimation methods and their application areas
    Understand in detail theoretical limitations of estimation theory
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to analyze common estimation problems
    select a suitable estimation method for a given problem description at hand
    be able to derive theoretical limits for estimation accuracy
    be able to communicate estimation problems and their solutions orally
    have acquired sufficient knowledge for being able to discuss estimation problems and their solution with established researchers in the field
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • have the ability to independently acquire important information from an extensive text, such as a textbook
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
Examination Formats
  • Written assignments
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Kay, Steven M.: Estimation Theory. Prentice Hall, 1993.
Further Information
  • Course Coordinator: Fredrik Rusek
Course code
  • EIT060F
Administrative Information
  •  -03-15
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

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