Will Communications Theory Finally Make Itself Redundant? A View from the Academic Trenches

IEEE CTN Issue: March 2017

This month we bring you a view from the front line of communications theory education on the future of our profession. Petar gives us an insightful, personal view of the future as we head towards connecting everything. Is the job nearly done? Will our profession become a shell of its former self? And how do we rejuvenate our field of study? I’m sure everyone will have an opinion. Feel free to share.

Running Faster than Nyquist: An Idea Whose Time May Have Come

IEEE CTN Issue: February 2017

This month's story is about a fascinating idea that refused to die from the dawn of communications theory and that has recently come back due to shifting implementation constraints and the introduction of new complementary technologies. Like LDPC this topic was touched by some of the greats in our field who picked at it but then moved on. Always hanging in there over the decades it seems its time may have finally come. As Jack Sparrow might say, it turns out that Nyquist's limit is more of a guideline than a rule. I personally have been fascinated by this little fact for a long time and it is great to see it so beautifully summarized by Angelos and Costas. Comments most welcome as always.

Ten Communications Technology Trends for 2017

IEEE CTN Issue: January 2017

With the caveat that our ability to predict the hot technologies of 2017 is about as good as the average election pollster, the CTN staff and some of their friends (thanks in particular to Katie Wilson and Chris Rose) celebrated the recovery from their New Year's hangovers by putting together a list of the top technology trends for 2017. So here they are in no particular order. There is a comment section at the bottom and alternative or additive suggestions are most welcome.

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