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  1. EMIS 7370 STAT 5340 Department of Engineering Management, Information and Systems Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers Course Overview Dr. Jerrell T. Stracener, SAE Fellow Leadership in Engineering

  2. CourseOverview • Objectives • Provide Overview of Course • Topics • Organization • Structure • Operation • Grading • Schedule • Expectations • Contact Information • Homework • Exams • Schedule • Assignments

  3. Contact Information

  4. Professor Jerrell Stracener, Ph.D.,SAE Fellow & AIAA Associate Fellow • Office: 353 SIC • Phone: 214.768.1535 • Email: jerrell@lyle.smu.edu • Mail: EMIS Department • PO Box 750123 • Dallas, TX 75275-0123 • EMIS Dept: Tammy Sherwood • Phone: 214.768.1100 • Fax: 214.768.1112 • Website: http://lyle.smu.edu/~jerrells/courses/emis7370fall09/index_fall09.html Instructor

  5. Course Website • Blackboard System: https://courses.smu.edu/webapps/login/ • Click Login • Username: SMU id number • Password: SMU email’s password • Class website • http://lyle.smu.edu/~jerrells/courses/emis7370fall09/index_fall09.html • Click Login • Username: emis7370 • Password: fall09

  6. Office Hours • By appointment only: Monday through Friday - in my office • - by phone • email request for meeting to jerrell@lyle.smu.edu

  7. Assistant • Name: Olivia Han • Email: Olivia.han0114@gmail.com • Office Hours • Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm

  8. Email • Subject: EMIS 7370 – Key word • To: Select Appropriate Person and copy other two • Jerrell • Olivia • Ray

  9. Homework Problems

  10. Homework (Assignments) • Homework problems (for credit) will be posted on Blackboard system with the Due Date • Homework problem solutions shall be independent work • Submit your solutions via blackboard utilizing submission guidelines • Review my solutions on Blackboard system • Your grades will be posted on the blackboard system within 1 week of receipt

  11. Homework Due Date Turn in homework assignments at the beginning of the class within one week after receiving the assignment Retain a copy of everything you submit

  12. Homework Problem Grades • Grades will be posted on the blackboard system. • Individual assignments will receive a grade from 0 to 10 in 0.5 increments. • Assignments will receive a 10 if and only if the answer is correct and the method for obtaining the answer is correct. • If a student misinterprets a problem, but solves it correctly according to his misinterpretation, the assignment may receive a 10 if it covers the topics required.

  13. Homework Problem Grades (continued) • A maximum of 9.0 can be obtained if the answer is wrong, but method is correct • If one part of the problem is marked down, subsequent part that rely on this original part will not be marked down because of this error, but may be marked down for other reasons • Assignments showing no method but only the correct answer will not receive more than a 5.0 • The reason for any points lost will be indicated on the comments of your assignments on Blackboard system

  14. Homeworks - Submission Guidelines • Please submit the homework via blackboard system. Your id is your SMU id number. Your password is same as your SMU account password. • For the submission problem, contact TA or Grader. • MS Word, Excel and Power Point are the preferred file type for attachments. The equation editor is worth your time to learn. You can easily insert scanned images into these documents.

  15. Homeworks - Submission Guidelines, continued • Avoid scanning your work and sending it as a large image. This is an inefficient use of the internet. Make images 72 dpi, and use color only if necessary. • Use color only if necessary, and do not use shading. • Do not send zipped files, or other files which have been compressed. It is easier to optimize the file. • These files may be printed, so please do not make the print area larger than 8.5” X 11”.

  16. Assignments • Student Directory • Student Profile • HW 20 • Course Project

  17. Assignment - Student Directory • Purpose • - to promote the sharing of ideas and • techniques for problem solving among students • - to promote technology and information • interchange • - to facilitate networking • To be listed, provide your: • name • email address • organization name • geographic location • To: Olivia.han0114@gmail.com • RESPOND WITHIN 1 WEEK

  18. Assignment - Student Profile • Provide the following info (for my use only), • in an easy to read bulleted format, • using phrases. • Name • Photo – prefer current one • Employer • Brief job description • Mailing address • Phone and fax numbers • Career objectives (near term, and long term) • Major • Degrees: Types, institutions and dates • TO: DR. STRACENER WITHIN ONE WEEK RESPOND WITHIN 1 WEEK

  19. Course Critical Evaluation - within 24 hours after the final exam For each of the following categories identify and describe 3 best features 3 worst features one suggestion for improvement - Overall Course - Course Content - Topics and Organization - Course Structure and Format - Course Materials - Books, Handouts, References - Tests and Grading - Course Delivery - website, e-mail, network, etc... - Professor

  20. Course Evaluation Overall numerical grade assigned for the course using the following grading criteria Grade = 93 - 100: A 90 - 92: A- 86 - 89: B+ 83 - 85: B 80 - 82: B- 76 - 79: C+ 73 - 75: C

  21. SubmittalDue DateGrade % • Assigned Aug 27, 2009 • Project Plan Sep 29, 2009 20 • Presentation Charts Dec 7, 2009 30 • Final Report Dec 7, 2009 50

  22. Scope - • Project may be broad in scope spanning a number of • topics, or it may be focused on one or selected topics. • Motivation - • The project ideally will be undertaken in response • to a real need by you and/or your organization, or it could • be undertaken by a desire to obtain exposure in a new or • different job environment or to increase your expertise or • or for technology interchange. • Goal - • Describe what you want to accomplish. • Description - • Describe your approach including strategy, • objectives, needs, resource requirements, what you • intend to achieve, statement & scope of work, risks, etc...

  23. Product - Describe the product that you will produce & deliver • Benefits - To you and/or your organization • Other - Describe relationships of the project to your job, • identify any assistance obtained • Master Schedule - Tasks & milestones along with your planned • effort in hours • Grading Criteria • Description 5 • Definition of tasks 10 • Schedule 5 • 20

  24. Presentation Outline (Suggested): 20 minutes • Overview (Summary of Presentation) • Pictures/Diagrams ( to increase understandability) • Statement of Need and Problem • Analysis/Study/Evaluation/Etc • Results • Summary and Conclusions (key points) • Grading Criteria • Understandability 10 • Follow-through 10 • Results 10 • 30

  25. Table of Contents • Executive Summary • Introduction- Need, Problem, Objective, Approach • Ground Rules & Assumptions • Analysis/Study/Evaluation/Etc • Results • Summary and Conclusions • References • Appendix A_ Project Plan • Appendix B_ Project Presentation • Grading Criteria • Organization 10 • Correlation with Course Topical Coverage 10 • Technical Basis of Results 20 • Summary and Conclusions 10 • 50

  26. Objectives

  27. My Objectives • To provide you with concepts, methods and techniques that • - are relevant to engineering practice • - provide a balance between theory and • application • To provide you some benefits of my many years of industry experience • - example applications • - lessons learned • - career guidance

  28. Exams

  29. Exams - Instructions • Mid Term and Final Exams will be in-class(proctored) • Exams should not be taken until the material for the previous lecture has been viewed • Exams should not be taken until solutions have beenreceived for all homework submitted • Open book and notes • Calculator Required • Turn cell phones off • Clearly box your answers • Independent work • Staple, do not fold • Write your name on each page

  30. Introduction and Expectations • Who am I? • Who are you? • What do I expect? • What do you expect?

  31. Course Expectations • Your expectations • Topics of special interest • Relevance to current job • Relevance to career goals and objectives

  32. Introductions - You Name Major Employer Job Reason for taking course Expectations Visit the Student Directory

  33. Introductions - Me Education Experience Teaching Work Professional Society for more information, visit my website at: http://lyle.smu.edu/emis/newsys/

  34. Course Description This course is an introduction to fundamentals of probability, probability distributions and statistical techniques used by engineers and physical scientists. Topics include basic concepts and rules of probability, random variables, probability distributions, expectation and variance, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical analysis techniques, statistical inference – estimation and tests of hypothesis, correlation and regression, and analysis of variance.

  35. Course Objectives To prepare students with diverse technical backgrounds and objectives with fundamental probabilistic & statistical concepts, methods, and techniques for use in continuing graduate studies and in engineering & technical management through a balance of theory and application involving engineering decision making, including situations in which uncertainty and risk are important. Emphasis is placed on problem definition, solution, interpretation of results, and presentation.

  36. Course Textbook (Optional) Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, Ronald E. Walpole, 8th ed., McMillan, NY, 2006.

  37. Course Grade • Graduate Undergraduate • Homework 25% 40% • Midterm Exam 25% 30% • Final Exam 35% 30% • Project 15%

  38. Grade Break Down

  39. Course Schedule • Tuesday Thursday • 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM • Location: 362 SIC • First Class Thursday, Aug 27 • Midterm Exam Thursday, Oct 15 • Last Class Thursday, Dec 8 • Final Exam Saturday, December 12 • Please visit http://www.smu.edu/catalogs/calendar.asp for the official calendar.

  40. Operating Mode • Lecture material will be posted on my website in accordance with the Course Outline. • Check “Announcements” in the Blackboard system frequently to be aware of any announcements or updates. • I will use charts (hard copy) printed from the website for basic lecture material, but may mark up in class to illustrate concepts or to make a point.

  41. Operating Mode _ Continued • Download & print charts prior to class for your use during class (see Power Point/Printing help on my website if needed) • You should note any key points, etc, during lecture on the charts you printed from the website. • Homework Problems (for credit) will be posted on Blackboard system under Assignments

  42. Operating Mode (continued) • My solutions to homework problems and midterm exam will be provided via blackboard after receipt of your assignment and after receiving your exam solutions • Inform me of any errors, or suspected errors immediately with “Urgent” in subject line of your email

  43. Scheduled Dates • Applicable for all students

  44. Maintain Contact! • Let me hear from you! • - accomplishments • - application of course material • - needs • Keep abreast of new developments • - updated course materials • - new/improved courses • - training courses and certificates Systems Engineering Program website: http://lyle.smu.edu/emis/sys/

  45. The 4+1 Master’s Degree Program The 4+1 Program permits the SMU Engineering student to study towards B.S. and M.S degrees simultaneously and possibly with fewer courses than if taken separately. Up to nine (9) SCH of graduate course work can be applied towards the undergraduate degree requirements. In such cases, students may fulfill both bachelors and masters degree requirements in as few as 21 SCH beyond the B.S. coursework. For more info see: http://lyle.smu.edu/emis/Programs/4___1_Master_s_Degree_Program/4___1_master_s_degree_program.html

  46. Roadmap to Multiple Masters Degrees with Fewer Total Courses SMU’s School of Engineering permits its graduate students to take advantage of degree-requirement overlaps to acquire a second Masters degree by taking as few as six courses (18 semester credit hours). This is available for prospective and current graduate students, as well as alumni who have already received a MS from SMU. For more info see: http://lyle.smu.edu/emis/Programs/Fast_Second_EMIS_Masters_Degre/fast_second_emis_masters_degre.html