Maria-Gabriella DI BENEDETTO

Communication Theory and Engineering

Master of Science in Electronic Engineering, first year

As tought in the first semester of Academic Year 2023-2024


Professor Jocelyn Fiorina, professor Luca De Nardis

office hours: contact by email.

Teaching Assistants

  • Kaleem Kashif
  • Alessio Tralcini
Questions to TAs can be submitted by sending an email to: You will receive an answer or an appointment by one of the TAs on the email address you use to submit your question.

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Next Exams:

Course Overview

Communication Theory and Engineering (formerly Comunicazioni Elettriche II) is a course of 9 credits that offers an introduction to the quantitative theory of Information and its application to communication systems engineering. One of the goals is to provide some insight into the fundamental concepts of information representation, such as entropy, capacity, channel coding, and into source coding, with particular focus on speech and image. Within this theoretical framework, topics addressed in the course cover the understanding of principled design strategies of modern wireless communication networks, and in particular resource sharing and multiple access channels, multi-user interference, and achievable performance in terms of multi-user capacity.

Meeting Times and contact info

Course meeting times

4 sessions/week, 2 academic hours/session.

Class Schedule:

Wednesday: 10 - 12 Hall 6
Thursday: 10 - 12 Hall 6
Friday: 10 - 12 Hall 6
Friday: 12 - 14 Hall 6

Mailing List

e-mail :
All students enrolled in the course are required to subscribe to the mailing list, indicating Name and Last Name, and using the institutional email address provided by the University. To register: subscription requests can be sent in two ways:

1 - send an email to this address using your institutional gmail account

2 - click here after looging in with the same account.


  • Communication Theory and Engineering - Syllabus - 2022/2023 - Available soon

Lecture Notes

Slides and Practice Work

    Course materials will be made available on the course Moodle page

Former Textbooks in Italian

  • Comunicazioni Elettriche - Fondamenti, Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-88-7192-332-1, 1a edizione: settembre 2007.
  • Comunicazioni Elettriche - Approfondimenti, Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-88-7192-450-1, 1a edizione: settembre 2008.
  • Comunicazioni Elettriche - Esercizi e temi d'esame, Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, Daniele Domenicali, Luca De Nardis, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-88-7192-331-4, 1a edizione: giugno 2007.


The exam consists of a written test and an oral discussion. The written test allows the assessment of the preparation in terms of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and consists of multiple exercises, to be possibly solved by using the tools introduced during the practices, e.g. Matlab software. Students are allowed to bring and use their own laptop and the lecture notes. The results of the written part of the exam will be then discussed during the oral discussion.

Enrollement can be made through the INFOSTUD platform at the page, by accessing the system and selecting "Prenotazione esame".

The procedures adopted in this course for accessing the exam are in compliance with the "Carta dei diritti e dei doveri delle studentesse e degli studenti" approved by the Academic Senate.

Last updated on July 11, 2024