This course is introduces the fundamental principles of signals and system analysis. These concepts form the building blocks of modern digital signal processing, communication and control systems. Hence, a sound understanding of these principles is necessary for all students of Electronics and Communication engineering (ECE), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), and Instrumentation Engineering (IE). The course will cover various basic tools of signal and system analysis such as signal classification, LTI systems, Properties of LTI Systems, Frequency Response, Laplace Transform, Z-Transform, Fourier Transform, Fourier Series, Discrete Time Fourier Transform (DTFT), Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), Cascade/ Parallel structures and their various practical applications. Various concepts such as convolution, impulse/ frequency response, causality, stability of systems will be especially emphasized. Other additional topics such as state space techniques and solutions to state space equations will also be covered. This course is suitable for all UG/PG students and practicing engineers/ managers who are looking to build a solid grasp of the fundamental concepts of signals and systems as well as students/ professionals preparing for their college/ university/ competitive exams.
Prof. Aditya K. Jagannatham (http://home.iitk.ac.in/~adityaj/index.html) received his Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego, U.S.A. From April '07 to May '09 he was employed as a senior wireless systems engineer at Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, California, where he worked on developing 3G UMTS/WCDMA/HSDPA mobile chipsets as part of the Qualcomm CDMA technologies division. His research interests are in the area of next-generation wireless communications and networking, sensor and ad-hoc networks, digital video processing for wireless systems, wireless 3G/4G cellular standards and CDMA/OFDM/MIMO wireless technologies. He has contributed to the 802.11n high throughput wireless LAN standard and has published extensively in leading international journals and conferences. He was awarded the CAL(IT)2 fellowship for pursuing graduate studies at the University of California San Diego and in 2009 he received the Upendra Patel Achievement Award for his efforts towards developing HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+ WCDMA technologies at Qualcomm. Since 2009 he has been a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering department at IIT Kanpur, where he is currently an Associate Professor, and is also associated with the BSNL-IITK Telecom Center of Excellence (BITCOE).