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Seminars in Information and Network Engineering

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Have you ever thought about how your course-work relates to real applications? Or how is the recent progress for the general area out side of your course work? Are you curious about what different companies or distinguished senior researchers consider to be important problems right now? Would you like to know more about state-of-the-art and cutting-edge research? If so, then the seminar series would definitely interest you. Distinguished speakers from various companies, research organizations and top universities will give their view on different areas. Several of our more advanced courses are based on a common foundation, something that will be illustrated by the various speakers. Furthermore, a good knowledge of state-of-the-art in different areas will result from this course. The course is an excellent complement to our project courses and is a good opportunity to find interesting thesis projects.

Intended learning outcomes

The course wants to highlight the applications and research problems which currently are of high interest in industry or world top researchers. Invited speakers from industry and universities present their work and give personal views on the different areas.

Learning objectives:

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Show a good knowledge about the state of the art in research and development in the respective field.
  • Show the ability to survey information in a specific technical area within information and network engineering, critically assess and make personal reflections and judgments.

Course main content

Speakers from universities and industry will present their current work either at our seminar room or online. The contents are defined by the speakers. The course wants to reflect the current interest in research and development in industry or universities in at least some areas with a focus towards information and network science and engineering. Since the activity in these fields is high, the contents of the course will naturally change from year to year. Both more research and more product oriented talks will be given and the seminar series provide a good opportunity to increase the general knowledge in some of the more active areas of current interest. It also provides valuable contacts with different companies and some insight into potential tasks after completing the degree. The course is being an excellent complementary to other courses in the area.

You can freely attend a series of seminars on the related topics (before June 1, 2019). You can choose your own seminars to attend (needs to be approved by the examiner in advance) or attend the suggested seminars as belows (Please closely watch the course homepage for updating). The seminar time will be more flexible to fit your own schedule. 

For each seminar you attended seminars (onsite or online), you need to submit a half page report (more than 300 words in English) to the examiner to get approved for attendance within 3 days after the seminar. 

In the end of the course, a mandatory individual essay assignment is part of the examination. The assignment consists of writing a short (3-4 pages) popular scientific survey of one or several of the topics related to communications that have been covered in the seminars. The text should be on a difficulty level such that it could be easily understood by other students taking similar specializations.

Note1: attending the first meeting (January 28, 2019) is mandatory! (Location: Malvinas Väg 10, 3rd floor, SIP seminar room, starting from 17:15)

Note2: You are allowed to attend 2 seminars at most every week!

Note3: Onsite seminars must be 4 or more!

Deadline for Essay: June 1, 2022, Submitted in Canvas


For single course students: 180 credits and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

One or more courses in the signal processing and communications area.


No mandatory reading.


  • ANNA - Assignment, 1.5, grade scale: P, F
  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 1.5, grade scale: P, F
  • Note: You must pass both assignment and attendance to pass the course!!

Requirements for final grade

Active participation in at least 8 seminars (NÄR1, 1.5 ECTS credits, grading P/F).
A written essay in the information and networking engineering area (ANNA, 1.5 ECTS credits, grading P/F)

Suggested Seminars (continuously updating)

1. online


2. onsite 


Ming Xiao <mingx@kth.se>

Supplementary information

The course is examined by attendance at the seminars AND a writing assignment.