John M. Cioffi

John M. Cioffi

Room 363, David Packard Electrical Engineering
350 Serra Mall, MC 9515
Stanford, CA 94305-9515
phone: +1 (650) 723-2150
fax: +1 (650) 724-3652

Pat Oshiro
(Administrative Assistant)

Room 365, David Packard Electrical Engineering
350 Serra Mall, MC 9515
Stanford, CA 94305-9515
phone: +1 (650) 723-3164
or +1 (650) 723-2681
fax: +1 (650) 724-3652


Winter Quarter 2007-2008

EE 379A - Digital Communication: Signal Processing

Instructor Prof. John Cioffi
Office: Packard 363
Phone: 723-2150
Office hours: TTh 11:00-12:00 am, Packard 364
Teaching Assistant Deepan Gandhi
Phone: 804-4251
Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday 5:30-7:00, Packard 339
Administrative Assistant Pat Oshiro
Office: Packard 365
Phone: 723-2681, Fax : 650-724-3652
Lecture Time and Location TTh 9:30-10:45 am, Skilling 193
Broadcast Live by SCPD, channel E2
Help Session Mondays 4:15-5:05 pm, Skilling 191
Broadcast Live by SCPD, channel E2
Class Email List If you are registered with Axess to take the class then you are automatically enrolled in the class mailing list.
Class Newsgroup su.class.ee379a
The newsgroup will be the main forum for asking questions about the material/homework and instructor/TA will be checking it regularly. Preference will be given to answering newsgroup questions before email. Instructions on how to connect to Stanford newsgroups are here.
Course Reader A Course reader is available for download in this webpage and was updated on January 7, 2007. A bound version of the course reader is available from Stanford Bookstore. On the first day of class we will distribute first few pages of the course reader. Also, the problem sets may get updated in back of chapters so trust the web site, not the bookstore version.
Grading Homework: 30%
Midterm exam: 30%
Final exam: 40%
Midterm Exam Time and Location February 5th, Tuesday, in class. (open book, open notes)
Final Exam Time and Location Take home - 24 hours.
Homework Policy Homework will be distributed on Thursday, and collected the following Thursday. You may also put it in the homework "IN" box just outside Packard 365 (Joice and Pat's office) by 4 pm (Note: 4 pm, not 5 pm). For late submissions, there is 10% penalty per working day and no credit will be given after 1 week.
Please label your homework not only with your name but also with the assignment number. If you are an SCPD student, please be sure to use the coversheet provided by SCPD and put your company name in the upper right corner where it is less likely to be overlooked.
Graded homework will be in the metal "OUT" crate in the bookcase outside the door of Packard 365. Expect to find your grade on the second page of your homework. This will allow you to have access to your graded work without compromising the privacy of your classmates.
Homework and final exam will be held only until the 4th week of the next quarter, so claim them quickly if you wish to keep these items.
Reserve Texts Digital Communication by Lee, Messerschmitt
Digital Communications by J. Proakis
Data Communications Principles by Gitlin et al.