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Tuesday, 03.22.11 - Wednesday, 03.23.11, 1PM-5PM Tuesday - 9AM-5PM Wednesday, Jacobs Hall 2512 (Booker Room)
Wireless Communications 
Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford
Prof. Goldsmith will present a short course based on her “Wireless Communications” textbook, published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. Classes will be held Tuesday from 1 to 5 and Wednesday from 9 to 5. See event for full details. Please note that registration is now closed.

Wireless technology has enormous potential to change the way people and things communicate...more >

Friday, 10.05.07, 9 - 5, Rm 4004, Calit2
Stochastic Network Optimization
Michael J. Neely, USC
This course presents a theory of stochastic network optimization for
modern wireless networks with time varying channels, mobility, and
randomly arriving traffic. We view the network as a queueing
system with general transmission rate capabilities determined by the
physical properties of each network element. Explicitly including queues
in the model not only provides a more complete cross-layer perspective,
but facilitates the design of opportunistic resource allocation, routing,
flow control decisions...more >
Friday, 11.17.06, 9:00 - 5:00, MPR, Calit2
Space-time coding
Hamid Jafarkhani, UC Irvine
This course covers the fundamental principles of space-time coding for wireless communications over multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels, and sets out practical coding methods for achieving the performance improvements predicted by the theory. Starting with background material on wireless communications and the capacity of MIMO channels, the course then reviews design criteria for space-time codes...more >
Monday, 09.25.06 - Tuesday, 09.26.06, 9-4:30 Monday and 9-12 Tuesday, Room TBD
Modern coding theory 
Ruediger Urbanke, EPFL
The advent of iterative coding schemes has had a large impact on the theory as well as the practice of coding. Most of the current standards include iterative coding schemes to either replace or enhance traditional coding solutions. The goal of this course is to study the fundamental concepts that underlie the idea of iterative coding: what makes them work, how can they be analyzed, and how can they be improved...more >
Thursday, 09.21.06 - Friday, 09.22.06, 9-4:30 Thursday and 9-12 Friday, Calit2 MPR
Coding for wireless channels 
Ezio Biglieri, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
This course will cover several topics related to coding for wireless communication, including: fading channel models: independent fading, block fading, MIMO; information-theoretic performance limits; coding on signal spaces; optimization criteria for code design; factor-graphical models of codes...
Tuesday, 08.01.06, 9AM - 5PM, Calit Auditorium
Network coding 
Ralf Koetter, UIUC, and Muriel Medard, MIT
The advent of network coding promises to change many aspects of networking. Network coding moves away from the classical approach of networking, which treats networks as akin to physical transportation systems...
Friday, 06.09.06 - Saturday, 06.10.06, 9-4:30 Friday and 9-12 Saturday, Calit Auditorium
Fundamentals of wireless communications 
David Tse, U.C. Berkeley
The past decade has seen a surge of research activities in the field of wireless communications. This is due to a confluence of factors: the explosive growth in demand for tetherless connectivity, dramatic improvement in hardware implementation technology, as well as the success of 2-G digital wireless standards. Emerging from this research thrust are new points of view on how to communicate effectively over wireless channels...more >