Course Name: Principles of Digital Communications

Course abstract

The course is an introduction to modern digital communications at a senior undergraduate level. The primary goal of the course is to provide the student an understanding of the principles, techniques, trade-offs, and fundamental limits in modern digital communication systems. This course introduces the fundamentals of digital signaling, information theory and coding, digital transmission and reception

Course Instructor

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S N Merchant

Dr. Shabbir N. Merchant received his B. Tech, M. Tech, and PhD degrees all from Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. Currently he is a Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay. He has more than 35 years of experience in teaching and research. He has made significant contributions in the field of signal processing and its applications. His noteworthy contributions have been in solving state of the art signal and image processing problems faced by Indian defence. His broad area of research interests are wireless communications, wireless sensor networks, signal processing, multimedia communication, and image processing and has published extensively in these areas. He is a co-author with his students who have won Best Paper Awards. He has served on Technical Program Committees of many IEEE premier conferences.
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Teaching Assistant(s)

Chandradeep Singh



Kesav Ram Kaza

M.S. by Research, Electronics and Communication Engineering


 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jul-2018