Communications


Faculty within the Communications area focus on modern aspects of information acquisition, processing, dynamics, security, storage, and communication. Beyond problems arising in traditional wireless and wireline communication systems, we are interested in designing and analyzing modern data science techniques for applications in security and privacy in big data analysis, active decision making and control, machine learning for wireless channel modeling and learning, the use of coding and information to mitigate bottlenecks in the training of neural networks, design and implementation of deep neural networks in hardware, design and control of large scale wireless networks, data clustering, and wireless channel prediction.

We offer core courses that cover mathematical and physical foundations, fundamental design principles, and practical algorithms that underlie modern communication, computing, and information systems. These courses include probability and random processes; digital communications and coding; wireless, mobile, and optical communication systems; information theory, estimation theory, and inference. In addition to foundational courses on communications, information theory and random processes, we also teach special topics courses on bleeding edge research areas.  Recent offerings include:  5G wireless systems, quantum information theory, quantum algorithms, social networks, coding for distributed storage, sparse approximation and compressed sensing,  coding for distributed storage and underwater acoustic communication systems.


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Communications



Salman Avestimehr
Salman Avestimehr
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Peter Beerel
Peter A. Beerel
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keith Chugg
Keith Michael Chugg
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chung-Chieh Kuo
C.-C. Jay Kuo
Distinguished Professor and Dean's Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
William Lindsey
William Clyde Lindsey
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Urbashi Mitra
Urbashi Mitra
Gordon S. Marshall Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Andreas Molisch
Andreas Molisch
Solomon Golomb - Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michael Neely
Michael James Neely
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alan Willner
Alan E. Willner
Steven and Kathryn Sample Chair in Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering