Welcome to the Communication Theory Technical Committee

The Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) of the IEEE Communications Society is primarily interested in fundamental problems associated with the transmission of information. Of special interest is the novel use of communication theory and/or information theory to solve problems in areas that include (but are not limited to) source and channel coding, storage, modulation, detection, estimation, synchronization, multiple access, interference mitigation, and networking. Communications through all media such as wireless media, wireline, fiber, infrared, optical, magnetic storage, etc. are of interest. Applications, such as wired/wireless/hybrid networks, multi-antenna communications, short range acoustical links, long-distance space communications, voice, data, image, and multimedia transmission, and storage channels are included.

Next Meeting:

Next scheduled meeting for the TC  will be held during IEEE ICC 2021. (Date: TBD)


Latest: The IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) invites you to the first “2+1” online event, featuring two speakers and a panel discussion.



Wireless communication with extreme bandwidth: THz and Free-Space Optical


Wednesday, May 19, 2021 15:00-16:30 CEST


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Detailed agenda (time in CEST):

15:00-15:05 Introduction (Petar Popovski)
15:05-15:25 “Extreme Bandwidth Communication for 6G Wireless Networks” (Mohamed-Slim Alouini, KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
15:25-15:45 “RF/THz Front-End Design Challenges for Mobile 6G Wireless Communication” (Ullrich Pfeiffer, University of Wuppertal, Germany)
15:45-16:30 Panel Discussion and Questions

Mohamed-Slim Alouini was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Califonia Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1998. He served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar before joining in 2009 the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he is now a Distinguished Professor of Electrical  and Computer Engineering. Prof. Alouini is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the OSA. He is currently particularly interested in addressing  the technical challenges associated with the uneven distribution, access to, and use of information and communication  technologies in far-flung, rural, low-density populations, low-income, and/or hard-to reach areas.


Ullrich Pfeiffer received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1999. From 2001 to 2006 he was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center working on RF circuit design for 60GHz communication systems. In 2007 he received an European Young Investigator Award and moved to the University of Siegen, Germany. Since 2008 he holds the High-frequency and Communication Technology chair at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. Prof. Pfeiffer is an IEEE Fellow. He was the co-recipient of the 2004 and 2006 Lewis Winner Award, and the 2012 and 2018 Jan Van Vessem Award at the IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuit Conference. He was a co-recipient of the 2010 EuMC and the 2017 MTT Microwave Prize. In 2021, he received an ERC Advanced grant. He has authored and co-authored 200+ publications and has been principal inventor and co-inventor of 10+ US and international issued patents related to mmWave/THz communication circuits and sensors.

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