The course deals with fundamental limits of multiuser communications. It covers an overview of existing results for popular channel models and describes approaches to prove these results. The effect of fading is of special interest. A more detailed description is as follows:
|The Multiple Access Channel (MAC)||Gaussian MAC, Gaussian MAC with fading known or not at the terminals, Ergodic Capacity Region, Delay-Limited Capacity Region||2 and 3|
|The Broadcast Channel (BC)||Gaussian BC, Gaussian BC with fading, Duality MAC-BC||4 and 5|
|The Interference Channel (IC)||Most known upper and lower bounds, strong interference regime, weak interference regime, Gaussian IC, inseparability of IC with fading||6 and 7|
|Information Theoretic Secrecy||Wiretap channel (WTC), degraded WTC, Gaussian WTC, Effect of fading||8|
One or more of the following courses: EE 241, EE 244, EE 341, EE 340. Exceptions may be made based on the consent of the instructor.
There will be 5 homeworks covering the 5 topics.
There will be a mid-term exam (40% of the global grade) and a final project (40% of the global grade).