Advanced Digital Communication

Course Staff

Instructor Hamed Hassani
Office INR 116
Phone +41 21 69 37692
Email hamed@inf.ethz.ch
Office Hours By appointment
 
Instructor Rüdiger Urbanke
Office INR 116
Phone +41 21 69 37692
Email ruediger.urbanke@epfl.ch
Office Hours By appointment
 
Teaching Assistant Mani Bastani Parizi
Office INR 032
Email mani.bastaniparizi@epfl.ch
Office Hours By appointment
 
Student Assistant Burak Hasircioglu
Email burak.hasircioglu@epfl.ch
Student Assistant Aswin Suresh
Email aswin.suresh@epfl.ch

Time and Location

  • Lectures
    • Mondays 8h15–10h00 (room INM 10)
    • Wednesdays 13h15–15h00 (room INR 113)
  • Exercises
    • Mondays 10h15–12h00 (room INM 10)
Language: English
Credits: 7 ECTS
 
See course information on IS-Academia or General Course Information sheet.

Grading

Homework 10% (4 Graded Assignments)
Midterm 30% (November 9, 2016)
Final 60% (January 24, 2017 from 12:15 to 15:15 in INF119)

Special Announcements

  • We added additional lecture notes with detailed explanations of the whitening filter, spectral factorization, …, at the bottom of this page!
  • For more computational details on BCJR algorithm you may look at the lecture notes by S. Diggavi at the bottom of this page.
  • Your midterm exam will take place on Wednesday November 9, 2016 from 13:15 to 15:00 in room INM 202.
    • This is a closed book exam.
    • You are allowed to bring one double-sided handwritten A4 page of summary with you.
  • Your final exam will take place on Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 12:15 to 15:15 in room INF 119
    • This is a closed book exam.
    • You are allowed to bring two double-sided handwritten A4 page of summary with you.
  • The first problem of Homework 10 is updated. Make sure that you look at the latest version in order not to waste your time.

Detailed Schedule

Date Topics Covered Assignment Solutions
Sep. 21 Introduction
Quiz
Quiz Solutions
Sep. 26 Basic Concepts Homework 1 Solutions
Sep. 28 Basic Concepts    
Oct. 03 Basic Concepts Homework 2 Solutions
Oct. 05 Basic Concepts    
Oct. 10 Basic Concepts Homework 3 (Graded, Due Monday, October 17th) Solutions
Oct. 12 Band-limited AWGN Channel    
Oct. 17 Band-limited AWGN Channel Homework 4 Solutions
Oct. 19 Band-limited AWGN Channel    
Oct. 24 Band-limited AWGN Channel Homework 5 Solutions
Oct. 26 Band-limited AWGN Channel    
Oct. 31 Band-limited AWGN Channel Homework 6 (Graded, Due Monday, November 7th) Solutions
Nov. 02 Band-limited AWGN Channel    
Nov. 07 Wireless Communication Homework 7 Solutions
Nov. 09 Midterm Quiz Midterm Solutions
Nov. 14 Wireless Communication Homework 8 Solutions
Nov. 16 Wireless Communication    
Nov. 21 Wireless Communication Homework 9 Solutions
Nov. 23 Wireless Communication    
Nov. 28 Introduction to Coding Homework 10 (Graded, Due Monday, December 5th) Solutions
Nov. 30 LDPC Codes    
Dec. 05 LDPC Codes Homework 11 Solutions
Dec. 07 LDPC Codes    
Dec. 12 Polar Codes Homework 12 Solutions
Dec. 14 Polar Codes    
Dec. 19 Polar Codes Homework 13 (Graded, Due January 15, 2017) Solutions
Dec. 21 Summary    
Jan. 24 Final Exam Exam Solutions

Textbook