Chintha Tellambura

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
Email
ct4@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7228
Address
11-340 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Chintha Tellambura received his BSc degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (with first-class honors) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 1986, and his MSc degree in Digital Electronics from the University of London, U.K., in 1988. In 1993, he received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Victoria (1993–1994) and the University of Bradford (1995–1996). He served as a lecturer (January 1997–December 1998) and a senior lecturer (January 1999–June 2002) with Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, before joining the University of Alberta as an Associate Professor (July 2002–June 2006), where he is now a Professor. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and an Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE and the University of Alberta Killam Professor for 2010–2011.


Research

Research Interests

His research interests include cognitive radios, detection and estimation, diversity and fading countermeasures, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, multiuser communications, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), and relay-assisted/cooperative communications.

Current Research

  • Two-way relay networks
  • Cognitive radios
  • MIMO systems
  • OFDM


Courses

ECE 380 - Introduction to Communication Systems

Basics of analog communication: amplitude, angle, and analog pulse modulation; modulators and demodulators; frequency multiplexing. Basics of digital communication: sampling, quantization, pulse code modulation, time division multiplexing, binary signal formats. Prerequisite: ECE 240 or E E 238. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 380 or E E 390.

Fall Term 2020
ECE 502 - Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineers

Review of probability theory, random variables, probability distribution and density functions, characteristic functions, convergence of random sequences, and laws of large numbers. Analysis of random processes, including stationarity, ergodicity, autocorrelation functions power spectral density, and transformation of random processes through linear systems. Application to communication systems.

Fall Term 2020
MINT 700A - The Physical Layer

Communication media, including copper, optical fiber and wireless. Modulation and coding standards. Framing. Error control techniques. MAN and WAN physical layers, including PDH, SONET/SDH, aATM, cable modems, xDSL, AMPS, GSM, GPRS, etc. Offered jointly by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computing Science.

Fall Term 2020
MINT 700B - The Physical Layer

Communication media, including copper, optical fiber and wireless. Modulation and coding standards. Framing. Error control techniques. MAN and WAN physical layers, including PDH, SONET/SDH, aATM, cable modems, xDSL, AMPS, GSM, GPRS, etc. Offered jointly by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computing Science.

Fall Term 2020

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