National ICT R&D Workshop on Communication Science & Systems (Part - II) December 25-29, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 6:30pm

National ICT R&D Workshop on "Communication Science & Systems" (Part - II)


Date:   December 25 – 29, 2016

Time: 09:00 am to 06:30 pm

Venue: Auditorium 10-201, 2nd Floor, SBASSE Building, LUMS


About the workshop

Part I of this workshop dealt with the fundamentals of the communications science that underpins modern analog and digital communication systems. Part II will illustrate these fundamentals at work in everyday communications systems. Case studies will be taken from digital (landline) telephony, and broadcast analog AM, FM, and TV to reflect the communications systems prevalent in Pakistan.

Understanding the design and engineering of these systems will enrich the teaching of core undergraduate communications courses, and enable practicing engineers to better understand the workings of real-life systems that really work.


List of Topics


•                     Sinc pulses are optimal for data transmission

•                     Noise and the Gaussian distribution

•                     Equalization at TX and RX

•                     Switched Circuit Digital Telephony (“Landline”)

•                     Pulse Code Modulation

•                     Source coding: LPC speech encoder

•                     Switching and multiplexing

•                     Bandpass Modulation (Radio)

•                     Broadcast AM

•                     Broadcast FM

•                     Broadcast TV and cable

•                     GPS



About the instructor

Asad Abidi received the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London in 1976, and the PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. He worked at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill until 1985, and then joined the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles where he is Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical Engineering. With his students he has developed many of the radio circuits and architectures that enable today’s mobile devices.

Among other awards, Professor Abidi has received the 2008 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits in 2012. The University of California, Berkeley’s Department of EECS recognised him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2015. He is a Fellow of IEEE since 1996, and was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering and to TWAS, the world academy of sciences.