Communications and Information Systems

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Faculty members participating in communications and information systems:

Otman Basir Mohamed-Yahia Dabbagh Mohamed Oussama Damen
George Freeman Guang Gong Pin-Han Ho
Fakhri Karray Amir Khandani Ravi Mazumdar
Oleg Michailovich Patrick Mitran

Chrystopher Nehaniv

Catherine Rosenberg Xuemin (Sherman) Shen Zhou Wang
Liang-Liang Xie En-Hui Yang Weihua Zhuang
Jon Mark (adjunct)    

The research area of Communications and Information Systems (CIS) focuses on challenging, relevant problems in communications science and information systems. Research sub-areas of CIS professors span all aspects of communications and information systems from theory to practice, including information theory, stochastic processes, statistical signal processing, coding and network codes, multimedia compression, pseudorandom sequences, cryptography, signal and image processing, digital communications, spread spectrum communications, wireless communications, wireless/Internet networking, broadband networks, optical networks, cooperative and cognitive networks, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, space-time communications, wireless security, and communication security. Many professors in this area serve or have served as Associated Editors (or Chief Editor) for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Communications, Wireless Communications, and Vehicular Communications. Of the faculty working in CIS, two are University Research Chairs, and four are Canada Research Chairs. CIS faculty hold numerous research grants from the federal and provincial governments, and industrial partners.

The Department offers a wide range of graduate courses in communications, wireless communications, coding, information theory, networks, signal processing, multimedia, and security. Graduates are well prepared to contribute to the latest advancements and innovations in the field.