Seminar on Digital Communications

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2021
Language of instructionGerman
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DatesSee TUMonline


Admission information


By participating in the module events, the student gains knowledge of current scientific developments in the field of digital communication technology. The student is then able to independently work on a task from a current subject area of communications technology in a scientific manner and to prepare a written thesis. In addition, the student can present the knowledge he has developed in front of an expert audience.


Various current topics from the areas of digital communication technology (e.g. source, channel and network coding, optical transmission technology, information theory) are selected for the seminar, which the students work on independently. Each student summarizes the results of his or her work in writing and gives a scientific lecture, which is followed by a scientific discussion.


The following modules should be successfully completed before participation: - Lectures on digital communications - Depending on the topic, relevant specialist lectures, if applicable

Teaching and learning methods

Each student is assigned a research assistant as a supervisor, who instructs them in researching and reading scientific specialist literature and guides them in writing the seminar paper. An introductory event conveys the basics of scientific lectures or presentations. Each participant works on an individual technical task. This takes place in particular in independent individual work by the student.


Module examination with the following components: - Written thesis of the results (30%) - 20-minute scientific lecture on the topic and subsequent 10-minute discussion (50%) - Participation in the discussion (20%)


Open Topics

The "Seminar on Digital Communications" is organized and held together with "Seminar on Coding and Cryptography" and "Seminar on Optical Communications".

You need to apply for available topics of your interest by 12.04.2021.

It does not matter for which one you register (please pick *one*), we will assign you to the right one once you passed the application phase.

You can find a list of open topics for this seminar below. You can find an overview about the list of open topics of all three seminars here: Open Topics

Massive Random Access

Polarization-adjusted convolutional codes

Interleaver Design of Turbo Codes

[quantum] Recent results from QIP 2021 (Quantum Information Processing conference)

Forward Error Correction (FEC) for High-Throughput Optical Communication

Trapping Sets of LDPC Codes

Graph Capacity (Intro.)