Internet of Things (IoT) and Computer and Communication Engineering

General overview

This teaching program focuses on the technological support to the design and fabrication of computing and communication systems. Teaching activities in ICT touch upon the physical layer of communication systems, as well as algorithms and software (specifically in the DSP domain) and system integration issues.

The underlying communication technologies encompass optics and radiofrequency engineering. Activities in optics in EE are mainly focused on the physics of optical communication components and their applications to communication systems. Technologies involving fields and waves are taught through courses on microwave and propagation of electromagnetic & acoustic waves which prepares the student to areas like computational electromagnetics, the design and miniaturization of antennas and wireless sensors, satellite applications, or to domains with high societal impact, like efficient and effective control of environmental noise.

Another educational focal area is embedded system design with the objective of integrating algorithms and software on hardware platforms and performing extensive experimentation. This will allow our students to apprehend the rapidly growing domain of the Internet of Things (IoT).

  

Thematic areas and program draft

The program in Internet of Things (IoT) and Computer & Communication Engineering is organized around a set of core courses, proposed to all the EE master students, and a large set of optional courses organized in 2 specializations, highlighting our main domains of expertise in the field :

1. Internet of Things (IoT)

MANDATORY COURSES
A  network tour of data science
Lab on App development for tablets and smartphones
Low power electronics
Wireless receivers : algorithms and architectures

OPTIONAL COURSES SPLIT UP INTO 3 CLUSTERS :
Edge computing (IoT platform)
Cloud computing and IoT systems optimization
IoT sensing

 

2.Wireless and photonics circuits and systems

MANDATORY COURSES
Microwaves
Photonic systems and technology
Semiconductor devices I
Wireless receivers : algorithms and architectures

OPTIONAL COURSES SPLIT UP INTO 2 CLUSTERS :
Wave and Optics : Communication and Systems
Wireless Transceivers : Circuits and Systems for Wireless Communications