Introduction to Integrated Media Systems
EE 321, Spring 2002

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Course Information

  • Schedule: 

Lec 4:00 - 5:20pm, Tue & Thu, KAP 140
Dis 6:00 - 6:50pm, Wed, KAP 140



  • Instructor: 

Dr. Mostafa Shiva,
(714) 278-3023, or (213) 740-2221
Office : EEB 102

Office Hours: 3:00 - 4:00 pm & 6:45 – 7:15 pm Tues. & Thu.



  • Teaching Assistant: 

Madhavan Vajapeyam, 
Office Hours: 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Mon. & Wed., EEB 201

Office Phone: (213)740-4336

Course Description

1. Signal processing for integrated media

        Signals and systems


        Two-dimensional signals

        Fourier Transforms


        Discrete Fourier Transform

        Fast Fourier Transform

2.      Representation of digital media

        Discrete time sampling and aliasing


3.      Fundamentals of audio


        Human hearing and psychoacoustics

        Anatomy of the ear

        Pitch, timbre, and sound quality

        Head-related transfer function (HRTF)

        Digital audio

        D/A and A/D conversion


        Dither techniques

        Recording and reproduction


        Pulse Code Modulation

        Multichannel audio

        3-D Audio

        Spatial sound localization

        DSP for immersive audio

4.      Fundamentals of video


        Human vision

        Structure of the eye

        Visual phenomena

        Depth perception



        CRT, LCD, and DLP displays

        RGB color space

        Analog video

        Digital video

        Component and composite systems

5.      Storage media

        Compact disc, CD-ROM


6.      Compression Principles

        Lossy and lossless compression schemes

        Quality measurements

        Audio compression

        Psychoacoustics and masking

        Coding schemes (MPEG, Dolby AC-3, DTS)

        Video compression

        Still images

        Moving images

        Coding schemes (MPEG, JPEG, H.261, H.263)



Course Grade

  • Homework
  • Midterm Exam (Feb. 7th, class time)
  • Final Exam (April 30th, 4:30-6:30 pm)



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Page last updated: April 22, 2002 
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