Course Number
525.708
Next Offered
Fall 2022
Primary Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Location
Online
Mode of Study
Virtual Live

Generalization of the iterative decoding techniques invented for turbo codes has led to the theory of factor graphs as a general model for receiver processing. This course will develop the general theory of factor graphs and explore several of its important applications. Illustrations of the descriptive power of this theory include the development of high performance decoding algorithms for classical and modern forward error correction codes (trellis codes, parallel concatenated codes, serially concatenated codes, low-density parity check codes). Additional applications include coded modulation systems in which the error correction coding and modulation are deeply intertwined as well as a new understanding of equalization techniques from the factor graph perspective.

Course Prerequisite(s)

Background in linear algebra, such as EN.625.609 Matrix Theory; in probability, such as EN.525.614 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers; and in digital communications, such as EN.525.616 Communication Systems Engineering. Familiarity with MATLAB or similar programming capability.

Course Offering(s)

Open

Iterative Methods in Communications Systems

525.708.8VL
09/01/2022 - 12/08/2022
Thur 4:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Notes: This course uses the Virtual Live format. All students participate online through live web-conferencing at the scheduled day and time. This is a live-online course in which students participate in live weekly lectures and discussions, and are able to interact extensively with the instructors. All classes are recorded for download and review.
Semester
Fall 2022
Mode of Study
Virtual Live
Location
Online
Cost
$4,920.00
Textbook
TBD