EE 361 – Course Information
Lectures are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15–3:30 pm, in classroom Encica Hall C464.
Information theory forms the basis for the design of all modern day communication systems. The original theory was primarily point-to-point, studying how fast information can flow across an isolated noisy communication channel. Until recently, there has been only limited success in extending the theory to a network of interacting nodes. Progress has been made in the past decade driven by engineering interest in wireless networks. In this course, we aim to provide a unified overview of this recent progress made in information theory of wireless networks. Starting with an overview of the capacity of fading and multiple-antenna wireless channels, we aim to answer questions such as:
Grading is based on 5 homeworks in the first 5 weeks of the quarter, class attendance, lecture scribing and a final project. The weightage for each homework is 5%, attendance is 15%, lecture scribing 10% and final project is 50%. The final project will be a research project related to one of the topics covered in the course. Students are expected to deliver a 3-4 page final report and two 15 min presentations, one in the middle of the quarter and one at the end of the quarter. More details will be provided in the first lecture.