Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-759RW: Wireless Networks




In this course, we will do a quick review of wireless communications and networking principles which will be the basis of more advanced work and research. The emphasis will be on understanding the impact of mobility and connectivity that can be provided or supported by different wireless networks. To this end, wireless communications standards such as GSM (2G), 3G, 4G, and the ongoing work on 5G in addition to key wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, Zigbee, RFID, and WiMax will be reviewed. Then, we will study the key papers in the following hot topics in wireless networking: 1) Ad Hoc Wireless Networks and Sensor Networks; 2) Self-organizing networks and adaptive complex networks; 3) Cognitive Networks; 4) Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks; 5) Social Networks; 6) The challenges of 5G wireless networks; 7) Internet of Things (IoT); 8) Role of Artificial Interference (AI ) and Machine Learning (ML) in wireless networks.

Prerequisites: (15441 or 18-345) and (18-391)

Last Modified: 2022-11-17 2:16PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2023
  • Spring 2022
  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019
  • Spring 2018