Selected Topics in Communications Engineering

This seminar is jointly organized by the Institut für Nachrichtentechnik and the Institute of Communication Systems.

Tutors:Matthias Schrammen, Sebastian Nagel, Christian Rohling, and Maria Meyer

Type: Seminar with 3 or 4 SWS

In this seminar, advanced topics of communications technology and information transmission will be discussed. The focus will be on recent developments as well as aspects of system realization.

Participating students work out different topics and present these in talks of about 25 minutes. Apart from the scientific and technical topics, the seminar also emphasizes on presentation skills. These are addressed in a Presentation Workshop which is held early in the semester. This workshop also provides an introduction into the technical topics of the seminar.

Fundamental knowledge of communications engineering, e.g. from the lectures "Kommunikationstechnik", "Information Theory and Source Coding", "Informationsübertragung" or "Signals, Systems and Communication". The number of participants is limited to 16.

Materials: Starting material for the literature research will be provided.

Language: German / English


Introduction and topic assignment will take place on Wednesday, April 14th 2021 at 1:30pm online. A formal registration in the RWTHonline system is required.

Presentation Workshop:
Friday, 30.04.2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday, 07.06.2021 2:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, 08.06.2021 2:00-5:00 pm
Monday, 14.06.2021 2:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday, 16.06.2021 2:00-5:00 pm

All dates stated above are compulsory.


Selection of Previous Seminars

Topic in summer term 2021: "Machine Learning for Audiovisual Processing"

  • Neural Network-Based Binaural Rendering
  • Automatic Content Recognition Using Audio Fingerprinting
  • Deep Learning-Based Audio Upmixing
  • Early Detection of Parkinson's Disease
  • ...

Topic in winter term 2020/21: "Signal Processing for Virtual and Augmented Reality"

  • Musical Telepresence: Playing Live Music Over the Internet
  • Psychoacoustic Evaluation of Hear-Through Equalization
  • Deep Representation Learning of Speech
  • Estimation of Room Acoustic Properties from Images
  • ...


Summer term 2020:
Global grade: 1,3
Seminar Concept: 1,3
Supervision during Lecture and Elaboration: 1,3


Winter term 2019/20:
Global grade: 1,4
Seminar Concept: 1,4
Supervision during Lecture and Elaboration: 1,3


Summer term 2019:
Participants of the evaluation: 18
Global grade: 1.5
Seminar Concept: 1.5
Supervision during Lecture and Elaboration: 1.5


Winter term 2018/19:
Participants of the evaluation: 17
Global grade: 1.4
Seminar Concept: 1.5
Supervision during Lecture and Elaboration: 1.4


Summer term 2018:
Participants of the evaluation: 16
Global grade: 1.3
Seminar Concept: 1.2
Supervision during Lecture and Elaboration: 1.3