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Spring 2010-2011
ELE 539A   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Special Topics in Informations Sciences and Systems - Optimization of Communication Systems

Mung Chiang

Study how problems in point-to-point and networked communication systems can be formulated and solved as optimization, covering both classic results and current research. Introduce the methodologies of linear program, convex optimization, Lagrange duality, and study their theoretical properties and computational algorithms. Sample application topics: information-theoretic and queuing-theoretic problems, coding and equalization, antenna beamforming, network resource allocation and utility maximization, theory of network architecture, wireless network power control, Medium Access Control schemes, IP routing, TCP congestion control.

Sample reading list:
M. Chiang, ELE539 Lecture Notes 2004
S. Boyd and L. Vandenberghe, Convex Optimization (Cambridge University Press)
D. Bertsekas and R. Gallager, Data Networks 2nd Ed. (Prentice Hall)

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Other information:
Students are expected to know advanced calculus and basic digital communication. However, previous exposure to optimization and networking is NOT required. There will be one take-home midterm exam and one individual final project with a wide choice of topics.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41499 L01 09:00:00 am - 11:00:00 am T Th   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J323   Enrolled:12 Limit:30