Multimedia Information and Communications

Course #EC4430

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


The course objective is to present the essentials of real-time communication of digital multimedia (audio, video and text) information by bringing together topics from digital signal processing (information processing), digital communications (information transmission and reception), and computer networking (information distribution). Algorithms for compression of multimedia information are presented. Related international standards such as G.728, JPEG, MPEG, MP3, LZW, and IS95 are discussed. Major topics include digital representation and compression of multimedia information, transmission (storage) and distribution of compressed information, and end-to-end delivery issues such as loss, reliability, security, and encryption of multimedia information. 

Security clearance: Secret

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 290
  • 295


  • EC3400
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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