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MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

In today's world, mobile networks form one of the most active areas in terms of growth and innovation. Mobile devices are found today in your pocket (smartphone) and your desk (PC). Tomorrow, they will be found in your car, bike, train, even on your road and in your kitchen (as sensors/connected objects forming Internet of Wireless Things) and even on your clothes (wearable devices) and perhaps skin. 

MULTIMEDIA

This study profile offers a comprehensive view of multimedia by providing students with an interesting trade-off between computer science and signal processing, as well as technology and research. Students who elect the Multimedia Track are exposed to a wide range of topics, including object distribution protocols, multimedia document specifications, image compression, information visualization, and remote speech recognition. Students receive this exposure in the classroom, with the concepts being reinforced with laboratory work.

NETWORKING

Today's Internet consists of a large number of interconnected autonomous systems. The design of the Internet strikes a careful balance between the simplicity of the network elements and the sophistication of the algorithms running in the end-systems, which makes it possible to support a wide range of applications in a cost efficient manner. This study profile provides the students with a wide range of competences necessary to understand today's networks and keep up with their evolution.

REAL-TIME AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

This study profile is targeted at preparing careers at the mainstream and ASIC semiconductor companies currently developing hardware and software systems for real-time and embedded applications in communication systems (e.g. wireless devices, multimedia applications, networking equipment). In addition to basic courses in Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, this track should cover both hardware and software aspects in the following areas: 1. Embedded systems 2. Acquisition and conversion technology 3. ASIC and FPGA design for communication systems 4.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SECURITY

This study profile provides a solid background both for engineers involved in the design of secure systems and security officers in charge of corporate IT security. The main focus is the analysis of vulnerabilities and related solutions in the area of networking, computer systems and imaging. Various solutions ranging from cryptography and its applications to intrusion detection and practical countermeasures against network attacks through watermarking of images and biometric identification techniques are addressed in several courses.

TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES

Communication systems are getting more and more complex and more and more diversified. For instance, twenty years ago only a small fraction of the advanced techniques that were taught in school were actually used in industry. Nowadays it is only possible to teach a fraction of the advanced algorithms that appear in standards and hence that get used in industry (consider e.g. the five generations of speech coding standards for GSM). To be able to advance the state of the art in a certain part of the system, a communications engineer needs to be fairly specialized in that part.

WEB ENGINEERING

The Web is perhaps the most important revolution in content distribution and communication since the invention of the television and the telephone. At its origins, mastering the Web was equivalent to mastering HTML, HTTP and browser and server software. But today Web mastery goes far beyond those technologies, to include document language theory, client and server side scripting, Internet commerce, secure document transfer, middleware, P2P networking, content distribution networks, voice browsing, content transcoding, search and indexing theory, and intelligent systems.

DATA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

This program is designed for students who have a strong interest in data analysis, both from a theoretical and practical point of view, and who want to develop their skills in using methods and tools that play an essential role in various scientific and engineering fields, and are in great demand in many industrial sectors.