Streaming Video Now Available on Space-Time Coding for Wireless Channels

By Doug Ramsey, 858-822-5825,

San Diego, CA, November 21, 2006 -- A UC Irvine professor who is actively involved with Calit2 on the Irvine campus was at UCSD recently to offer a one-day course on wireless communications. Specifically, Hamid Jafarkhani focused on "Space-Time Coding" for wireless channels, the subject of his 2005 textbook "Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice." The course was organized by Calit2's Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Center at UCSD.

Jafarkhani is one of the co-inventors of space-time block coding, which he developed as a researcher at AT&T Labs. His course for Calit2 at UCSD was well attended, and covered the fundamental principles of space-time coding over multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels. The course reviewed design criteria for space-time codes, and went on to an in-depth discussion of space-time trellis codes, as well as discussion of differential space-time modulation. 

This course is now archived and available for on-demand viewing in four parts. To view the streaming videos, click on the image or video link below [Real player and broadband connection required].

Hamid Jafarkhani 1
Space-Time Coding - Part One
November 17, 2006
Hamid Jafarkhani, UC Irvine
Length: 1:09:48 [video]
Hamid Jafarkhani 2
Space-Time Coding - Part Two
November 17, 2006
Hamid Jafarkhani, UC Irvine 
Length: 1:21:36 [video]
Hamid Jafarkhani 3
Space-Time Coding - Part Three
November 17, 2006
Hamid Jafarkhani, UC Irvine
Length: 1:08:59 [video]
Hamid Jafarkhani 4
Space-Time Coding - Part Four
November 17, 2006
Hamid Jafarkhani, UC Irvine
Length: 1:21:49 [video]

Hamid Jafarkhani has been a professor at UC Irvine since 2001, where he is an academic participant in the UCI division of Calit2. He received his Ph.D. from University of Maryland at College Park in 1997. Hamid Jafarkhani received the best paper award of ISWC in 2002 and an NSF Career Award in 2003. He received the UCI Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research in 2006. Also, he received the 2006 IEEE Marconi Best Paper Award in Wireless Communications.

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