Data Communications Group
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia
2356 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 Canada

Ph: 604.822.2872 (ECE)
Kaiser Lab Ph: 604.822.4985
ICICS 388 Lab Ph: 604.822.5084
ICICS2 X327 Lab Ph: 604.827.4117
Fax: 604.822.5949

Graduate Courses


EECE562 Statistical Signal Processing with Applications in Wireless Communications and Defence: Stochastic dynamical models, Least Squares, Recursive Least Squares. Kalman, Hidden Markov, particle filters. Maximum likelihood estimation. Sensor management, Markov Decision Processes. Case studies: wireless communications, target tracking.

EECE563 Wireless Communication Systems: Characterization of fading channels such as land-mobile, mobile-satellite, cellular and indoor; modem design and performance on fading channels, diversity techniques, carrier and bit synchronization; effects of non-linearities and interference on system performance, and remedies; software and hardware system designs; system architectures (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA); cellular systems - frequency allocation, spectrum efficiency and channel assignment strategies; spread spectrum systems.

EECE564 Detection and Estimation of Signals in Noise: Formulation of the detection problem, optimum receiver principles, signal space, maximum likelihood decisions, error performance calculations. Estimation of signals in noise, linear and non-linear estimation, cost functions, recursive mean square estimation, Wiener and Kalman filters.

EECE 565 Communication Networks: Analysis and design of communications networks; network architectures; Internet protocols; routing; scheduling algorithms; medium access control; congestion control; admission control; optimization techniques; network management.

EECE566 Communication and Information Theory: Coding for noisy channels, linear block codes, cyclic codes, convolutional codes, maximum likelihood decoding, trellis coded modulation, measure of information, source coding, channel capacity theorem.

EECE569 Mobile Communication Networks: Network architectures: Cellular networks, ad hoc networks; access protocols; radio and network resource management; quality of service; mobility and location management; routing; mobile-IP; current wireless technologies for personal, local and satellite networks.

ELEC571A Antennas and Propagation II

EECE584 Propagation and Channel Modeling

Undergraduate Courses

EECE 452 Introduction to Optical Networking: Wavelength division multiplexing, framing techniques, traffic grooming, virtual topology design, routing and wavelength assignment, protection and restoration, optical packet switching.

ELEC453 Communication Systems: Review of probability theory, signals and noise, spectral analysis; detection and estimation of signals in the presence of noise; performance calculations of amplitude, angle and pulse modulation systems; introduction to digital communication techniques.

ELEC454 Digital Communications: Formulation of the digital communication problem; definition of information, source and channel coding; digital modulation techniques, signal space, design of optimum digital receivers and performance calculations; trellis coded modulation; spread spectrum techniques; issues in wireless communication techniques and new standards.

ELEC456 Computer Communications: Analysis, design and implementation of computer networks and their protocols. Queuing analysis, data link control, network design, routing, flow and congestion control. Satellite and packet radio networks. Local area networks.

ELEC483 Antennas and Propagation: Basic antenna concepts; antennas for low, medium and high frequencies; terrestrial and satellite propagation links; environmental effects on electromagnetic radiation.


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