Principles of wireless networks

Course Description:

This is a doctoral school class that focuses on the principles behind wireless networks. Over the past few years, a new understanding of wireless networks is emerging by focusing on signal interactions arising due to the broadcast nature of wireless channels. This allows some approximate characterizations of information flow over wireless networks. Underlying these developments are deterministic modeling techniques that approximately capture these interactions. This doctoral school class develops these ideas and applies them to (practical) methods of communication over wireless networks. It develops many of the underlying principles of communication of wireless networks from this viewpoint, with the goal of introducing these ideas to advanced students in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences.

This course was taught at EPFL in Spring 2009.