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Education & Training

Online Course

3 May 2024 - 10:00 am to 2:30 pm EDT

Registration closes on 1 May 2024 at 5:00pm EDT

Online via WebEx


$149 IEEE ComSoc member/IEEE Photonics Society member
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$229 non-member

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CEU Credits: 3.5 hours // 0.35 IEEE CEUs

Course Description

The marriage of ever-more sophisticated signal processing and wireless communications has led to compelling 'tele-presence' solutions - at the touch of a dialing key.  However, the 'quantum' leaps both in digital signal processing theory and in its nano-scale based implementation is set to depart from classical physics obeying the well-understood laws revealed by science.  And so, we embark on a journey into the weird and wonderful world of quantum-physics, where the traveler has to obey the sometimes strange new rules of the quantum-world. Hence, we ask the judicious question: can the marriage of applied signal processing and communications extended beyond the classical world into the quantum world?

This course will describe a three-pronged approach with an emphasis on the following:

  • quantum coding for improving the performance of all quantum systems
  • existing and future quantum key distribution networks
  • employment of quantum search algorithms for solving large-scale search problems in wireless systems with a long-term view

Participants in this course will be provided with a set of articles/papers (over 200 pages!) selected by the instructor as optional, supplemental reading to learn more on the topic. View the he instructor's Google Scholar page.

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Who Should Attend

The course has primarily been crafted for communications engineering professionals who wish to enter or learn more about the world of quantum communications.  Postgraduate students, researchers and signal processing practitioners as well as managers looking for cross-pollination of their experience with other topics may find the coverage of the presentation beneficial.

Level of Instruction

Beginner to Intermediate.  No quantum communications background is required, but having Master-level background in communications is helpful.  Whilst this overview is ambitious in terms of providing a research-oriented outlook, potential attendees require only a modest background in wireless networking and communications. The mathematical contents are kept to a minimum and a conceptual approach if adopted.


Lajos Hanzo

Lajos Hanzo

Chair of Telecommunications

University of Southampton

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic pros and cons as well as limitations of quantum technologies
  • Understand how to mitigate the deleterious effects of quantum-domain impairments
  • Design quantum codes for quantum-domain error mitigation
  • Describe the pros and cons of quantum search algorithms
  • Explain the pros and cons of quantum key distribution networks

Course Content

  1. Historic Preamble
  2. Quantum Computing
  3. Quantum Basics
  4. Quantum Communications
  5. Quantum Channels
  6. Quantum Channel Models
  1. The Road From Classical to Quantum Coding
  2. Quantum Key Distribution
  3. Quantum Search Algorithms & Applications in Wireless
  4. Quantum Futures

Course Agenda

Below is an approximate schedule for this course:

10:00am EDT (New York) – Facilitator Introduction
10:10am EDT – Instructor Begins Course Lecture
12:00pm EDT – Mid-point break (approx. 20-30 minutes)
12:30pm EDT – Instructor Resumes Lecture
02:00pm EDT – Course Concludes

Course Materials

Participants in this course will be provided with a set of articles/papers (over 200 pages!) selected by the instructor as optional, supplemental reading to learn more on the topic. View the  instructor's Google Scholar page.

A copy of the instructor's PowerPoint slides is included. Access to the streaming video recording is provided for 20 business days after the course has been taught. Earn 0.45 IEEE Continuing Education Units for participating and completing the post-course evaluation.

The web conference invitation is sent to each participant upon registration,  Course materials will be emailed to participants at least one business day in advance of the course date.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a course participant cancellation and refund requests cannot be accommodated.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and technical support, contact Tara McNally, Certification and Professional Education Manager.