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Training and Tutorial Sessions



Unless otherwise noted, all training and tutorial sessions will be held in the Sauvignon Room. Registration information for each session can be found in the detail description for each.

Schedule


Sunday, August 11, 2013
10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. National Instruments An Introduction to Software Defined Radio with NI LabVIEW and NI USRP
Presented by Anthony Fuller
12:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Texas Instruments Hands on Workshop: Real-time DSP for educators - Bridging Theory to Practice Using the TI LCDK DSP Kit
Presented by Thad Welch and Mike Morrow
Lunch Included
4:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. MathWorks Real-Time DSP System Simulations in MATLAB
Presented by Houman Zarrinkoub


Tuesday, August 13, 2013
12:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Texas Instruments Hands on Workshop: Moving Beyond DSP and Teaching Embedded Processors Using the BeagleBone
Presented by Mark Yoder
Lunch Included
2:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. MathWorks Accelerating Communications System Simulations in MATLAB and Simulink
Presented by Houman Zarrinkoub
4:30 - 6:20 p.m. National Instruments An Introduction to Software Defined Radio with NI LabVIEW and NI USRP
Presented by Anthony Fuller


Descriptions of Training and Tutorial Sessions


An Introduction to Software Defined Radio with NI LabVIEW and NI USRP


Presented by Anthony Fuller
Discover how to use LabVIEW system design software to easily acquire, analyze, and record wireless signals from the NI Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) software defined radio. Learn how to prototype a wireless communication receiving algorithm using this flexible, scalable radio.

Advance registration is required, but there is no registration fee.
Register here for Sunday, August 11th.
Register here for Tuesday, August 13th.

Presenters and biographies:
Anthony Fuller is a product marketing engineer at National Instruments in Austin, Texas. He started as an applications engineer ensuring customer success and educating users of National Instrument data acquisition products around the United States. Fuller joined the academic marketing department where he evangelizes the use and adoption of software defined radio as a research and education medium for wireless communications. Fuller received his bachelor’s with honors in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at San Antonio.


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Hands on Workshop: Real-Time DSP for educators - Bridging Theory to Practice Using the TI LCDK DSP Kit


Presented by Thad Welch, Professor ECE Department
Boise State University and Mike Morrow, Special Lecturer, ECE Department
Boise State University

Description:

Attend this comprehensive hands on free workshop introducing real-time DSP for academics using TI’s latest OMAPL138/C6748 LCDK taught by authors/professors Welch and Wright. Bridging the gap from theory to practice is easily done w/ well developed resources and instructors who will lead everyone to incorporate these topics into an academic course. Discussions and implementation of talk through systems, FIR filters, sinusoidal signal generators, and follow on projects/systems will be provided. Introduction to winDSK8 and Code Composer Studio software with DSP hardware will be utilized. (Each participant will leave the workshop with a fully functional real-time DSP development system: DSP board, software development tools, getting started kit, and RT-DSP textbook, a $400+ value).

Advance registration is preferred but not required. There is no registration fee. Register here on or after July 17th.

Includes Lunch

Presenters and biographies:
Michael G. Morrow , M.Eng.E.E., P.E., is a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boise State University. He previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the founder and president of Educational DSP (eDSP), LLC, developing affordable DSP education solutions. He is a member of the Technical Committee on Signal Processing Education for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society, and is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

  Thad Welch, Ph.D., P.E., received the B.E.E., M.S.E.E., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Postgraduate School, and the University of Colorado in 1979, 1989, 1989, and 1997, respectively. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1979 and has been assigned to three submarines and a submarine repair tender. He has deployed in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Arctic Ocean. From 1994 – 1997 he was an Instructor and Assistant Professor teaching in the Electrical Engineering Department at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. During 1996 – 1997 he was recognized as the Outstanding Academy Educator for the Electrical Engineering Department. From 1997 – 2007 he was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Permanent Military Professor teaching in the Electrical Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. During 2000 – 2001 he was recognized as the Outstanding Academy Educator for the Electrical Engineering Department. During 2001 – 2002 he received the Raouf outstanding engineering educator award. During 2002 – 2003 he was recognized as the Outstanding Researcher for the Electrical Engineering Department. He was an invited scholar at the University of Wyoming, fall 2004, where he was recognized as an eminent engineer and inducted into tau beta pi. In 2006 he co-authored "Real-time Digital Signal Processing, from MATLAB to C with the TMS320C6x DSK." He is currently a Professor and the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boise State University, Boise, ID. His research interests include real-time digital signal processing (DSP), the implementation of DSP-based

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Real-Time DSP System Simulations in MATLAB


Presented by Houman Zarrinkoub, PhD. MathWorks Product Manager, Signal Processing & Communications
In this session, we show how you can use MATLAB to develop real-time DSP algorithms and test benches with the latest features in DSP System Toolbox. We showcase an acoustic tracking system that uses the acoustic sensors in Microsoft Kinect. Through demonstrations, you will learn how to:

No advance registration is required.

Presenter and biography:
Houman Zarrinkoub is a senior product manager responsible for Communications System Toolbox. He joined MathWorks in 2001 as a development manager for signal processing products. Prior to MathWorks, he spent six years at Nortel Networks as a research engineer specializing in speech processing for wireless systems. He holds a B.S.E.E. from McGill University and an M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. from the Institut Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite du Quebec.


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Hands on Workshop: Moving Beyond DSP and Teaching Embedded Processors Using BeagleBone


Presented by Mark Yoder, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Description:

Get up and running in 5 mins! This hands-on workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) or use one of ours! You will take a BeagleBone Black (BBB) from out-of-the-box to blinking an LED in under 5 minutes. In under an hour you will see how you can embed your favorite signal processing applications. The BBB is a $45 community-supported development platform for developers, hobbyists and educators. The BBB is 1) more powerful and has more I/O than a Raspberry Pi, 2) is as easy to use as an Arduino and 3) has a thriving Open Source Software community. The workshop activities will include 1) Several hands-on exercises to get participants familiar with using the BBB using BoneScript and Linux commands. 2) discussions of the wide variety courses where it could be used: from freshman programming to senior design and graduate projects courses and 3) demonstrations of what the BBB can do 4) resources available to help you get started today Participants will receive a BeagleBone Black to take home.

Advance registration is preferred but not required. There is no registration fee. Register here on or after July 17.
Lunch Included

Presenter and Biography:
Mark Yoder, likes teaching Digital Signal Processing (DSP). It’s an area rich with everyday examples that can be used to motivate students. He is co-author of two award-winning texts, “Signal Processing First” and “DSP First: A Multimedia Approach”, both with Jim McClellan and Ron Schafer. These texts, published by Pearson, Prentice-Hall in 1998 and 2003, have been used in about 160 schools in the USA and in 60 different countries. They have been translated into Japanese, Korean, Chinese (both simplified and traditional) and Greek. He is also a co-author for the Infinity Project, an engineering curriculum for high school students and has co-authored the text for this project, “Engineering Our Digital Future”. Dr. Yoder is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Rose is a small private, nationally ranked engineering college located in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. He received the school’s Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholar Award in 2003. Prof. Yoder received the BS degree in 1980 and the Ph.D. in 1984 in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. His research interests include investigating ways to use technology to teach engineering more effectively. He pioneered, at Rose, the use of Computer Algebra Systems (such as Maple and Mathematica) in teaching electrical engineering. He also helped pioneering the teaching of digital signal processing (DSP) early in the curriculum. Dr. Yoder served as General Co-Chair of the 2000 IEEE Digital Signal Processing in Education Workshop


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Accelerating Communications System Simulations in MATLAB and Simulink


Presented by Houman Zarrinkoub, PhD. MathWorks Product Manager, Signal Processing & Communications
In this session, you will learn various techniques you can use to accelerate your communications system simulations in MATLAB and Simulink. We showcase a series of six types of optimizations applied to accelerate the simulation of a 4G LTE control channel processing algorithm. We start with a baseline algorithm and through successive profiling and code updates introduce the following optimizations:

Through demonstrations we also show that you can further accelerate your simulations by combining two or more of these techniques.
No advance registration is required.
Presenter and Biography:
Houman Zarrinkoub is a senior product manager responsible for Communications System Toolbox. He joined MathWorks in 2001 as a development manager for signal processing products. Prior to MathWorks, he spent six years at Nortel Networks as a research engineer specializing in speech processing for wireless systems. He holds a B.S.E.E. from McGill University and an M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. from the Institut Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite du Quebec.


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