6.96x Graduate Seminar in Communications
M.I.T. EECS Course Proposal for Fall 2000
Aaron Cohen, Albert Chan, Stark
Draper, Yonina Eldar, Thierry Klein, Emre Koksal,
Michael Lopez, Emin Martinian, Charles Sestok, and Huan Yao
August 3, 2000
Graduate education in communications at M.I.T. is most
directly addressed by three courses: Digital Communications (6.451),
Data Networks (6.263), and Information Theory (6.441). There is great
and widespread interest in communications within the department, and
there is a need for a formal venue in which to explore current and
more advanced topics. To address this need, we propose a special
subjects course: 6.96x Graduate Seminar in Communications.
Our objectives for the course are to:
To meet these objectives, we propose that the structure of the course
- Establish a seminar course based upon graduate-student-led
- Cover current and advanced topics,
- Create a forum for cross-fertilization of ideas and
- Foster the development of our community of faculty and students,
- Maintain an informal style and setting.
This proposal is the result of numerous discussions among graduate
students from several research groups performing work in
communications, as well as interactions with several faculty members.
- Sponsored by a member of the faculty,
- Enrollment limited to 13 graduate students (1 per week),
- Prerequisites: 6.451, 6.263, 6.441, permission of instructor,
- Units: 3-0-9, P/F,
- Schedule: Once per week for 2 hours,
- Requirements: Attendance, single presentation and writeup.
J Nicholas Laneman