The overview of modern information and communication systems and related research topics will be introduced by leading researchers in the front lines of the information and communication industries.
In the first half of this course, we present the latest technology to understand deep information such as the inside of a person and a thing that humans could not catch, by sensing the world around us as computer-processable data and applying advanced AI to the data.
In the second half of this course, we consecutively discuss core, access networks and IP networks after explaining the overview of the communication networks. Moreover, we discuss the network service trends and a future roadmap of the communication networks.
1) Students will understand the evolution of information systems, latest research activities and the future technology trends.
2) Students will understand the basic principles of acoustic processing, image processing, and image recognition.
3) Students will learn pros and cons for wireline (especially optical fiber) communication and mobile communication. And they learn technologies that contribute to current communication networks.
4) Students will learn the advanced technologies, trends, and future issues with the reference of the latest international conferences and technical papers.
Color image processing, Coding techniques, Video compressiColor image processing, Coding techniques, Video compression, MPEG, Acoustic signal processing, Deep learning, Affective computing, Fingerprint of things, Face recognition, Human recognition, Optical fiber communication, Semiconductor laser/Photo-diode, Optical switch, Erbium-doped optical fiber amplifier, Optical add/drop multiplexer, Optical digital coherent transceiver, PON (Passive Optical Network), Mobile cellular phone, LTE (Long Term Evolution), 5G (Fifth Generation), Multiple access, Modulation/Demodulation, Forward error correction coding/decoding, Speech codec, Propagation, Antenna, MIMO (Multi-Input and Multi-Output), Power amplifier, PLL (Phase-Locked Loop) synthesizer, Filter
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The first half of this course will be presented by instructors from the NEC central research laboratories. The second half of this course will be presented by instructors from the Fujitsu laboratories. In the class, the teaching material is projected on the screen. Using lots of related pictures and photographs, each technology is explained according to the course schedule. Through the Questions and Answers, the correct and deep understanding is enhanced. Real products and samples will be shown in the class if necessary for better understanding.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Image processing technology and its applications||Understand the basic color image processing and noise reduction, and their applications in the fields.|
|Class 2||Video compression coding technology||Understand the basic principles of video compression focusing on MPEG international standards|
|Class 3||Affective computing - Forecasting tomorrow's stress||Understand an overview of "Affective computing" and some current researches which are stress estimating and forecasting, and their applications.|
|Class 4||Video processing technologies for human recognition and their application||Understand the video processing technologies used for human recognition with a focus on facial identification, as well as the challenges and their applications|
|Class 5||Individual Object Identification and Authentication using Fingerprint of Things Image Recognition Tech.||Understand an overview of object identification and authentication technologies and their applications such as securities, manufacturing, retail and daily use of general items.|
|Class 6||Deep learning and its applications.||Understand the basic architectures of deep neural networks, and their applications|
|Class 7||Acoustic Signal Processing for Audio Terminals||Understand the acoustic problems and the signal processing technologies to solve them for audio terminals or voice communication terminals|
|Class 8||Overview of communication networks||Understand the overview of communication networks|
|Class 9||Optical communication technology 1||Understand basic system configuration and key elements of optical communication systems|
|Class 10||Optical communication technology 2||Understand WDM transmissions|
|Class 11||Optical communication technology 3||Understand photonic networks|
|Class 12||Mobile communication technology||Understand Mobile communication technology|
|Class 13||Future trends of communication networks and mobile communications||Understand future trends of communication networks and mobile communications|
|Class 14||Laboratories tour 1||Take a tour of research laboratories in a leading industry.|
|Class 15||Laboratories tour 2||Take a tour of research laboratories in a leading industry.|
All course materials will be provided in each class.
Learning achievement is evaluated by the quality of the written reports on specific themes.
Students may approach the instructors at the end of class upon securing an appointment through e-mail.