Description: Information-theoretic tools have been indispensable in understanding the performance limits of the emerging wireless networks. In addition, these tools and methods have inspired multiple innovative communication strategies that are being introduced in practical multiuser wireless systems. The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the information-theoretic models and techniques that are applicable to multiuser wireless networks and to illustrate the concepts in the broader context of the wireless systems on which they have been applied. In this course the following topics will be covered:

• Basics of single-user systems: typicality, source coding theorem, channel coding theorem, Gaussian channel, coding and decoding strategies, water-filling
• Basics from multiuser information theory: multiple access channel, broadcast channel, relay channel, interference channel
• Fading channels: multiuser diversity and opportunistic communication

Basics of information theory and digital communications, probability theory, stochastic processes, statistical signal processing.

Motivation for this course:
The same course has been given in 2011 and 2013. The feedback was quite positive in both years, the students felt that many fundamental concepts and misconceptions were clarified. However, there is often a high spread in the prior knowledge of the students. It happened that in the class there were students that were lacking the basic background on communication theory and stochastic analysis. Next time we will be stricter with the prerequisites in order to decrease the spread among the students and get the right speed of the course.
Organizer: Prof. Petar Popovski, e-mail:

Lecturers: Prof. Petar Popovski, Dr. Nurul H. Mahmood

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 26-28 August, 2015

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 5 August, 2015