2. Deterministic signal characterization and analysis
3. Probability theory, random variables and random processes
4. Sampling and quantization
5. Optimum receiver for binary data transmission
6. Baseband data transmission
7. Basic digital passband modulation
8. M-ary signaling techniques
9. Signaling over bandlimited channels
10. Signaling over fading channels
11. Advanced modulation techniques
Ha H. Nguyen received the BEng degree from the Hanoi University of Technology (HUT), Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1995, the MEng degree from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, in 1997, and the PhD degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, in 2001, all in electrical engineering. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, in 2001, and became a full Professor in 2007. He holds adjunct appointments at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and TRLabs, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, and was a Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia from October 2007 to June 2008. His research interests include spread spectrum systems, error-control coding and diversity techniques in wireless communications. Dr Nguyen currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and the International Journal on Information and Coding Theory. Dr Nguyen is a Registered Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) and was a co-chair for the Multiple Antenna Systems and Space-Time Processing Track, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2010, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Ed Shwedyk. University of Manitoba, Canada
Ed Shwedyk is a Senior Scholar at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada. Since joining the Department in 1974, Professor Shwedyk has developed and taught many courses, including signals and systems, digital communications, information theory and coding, at both undergraduate and graduate level. In 1979 he received the Outstanding IEEE Student Counsellor Award for his role in setting up the first IEEE McNaughton Centre. In 2000 he won the University of Manitoba's Dr H. Saunderson Award for Teaching Excellence.