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Spring 2006-2007
ELE 539B  

Special Topics in Information Sciences and Systems - Algebraic Coding Theory

Robert Calderbank

A broad introduction to the mathematics of coding theory and its applications in electrical engineering and computer science. Topics will include algebraic error correcting codes such as Reed-Solomon codes and applications to data storage; block and convolutional codes and their applications in wireline and wireless communication; fountain codes for content distribution; quantum error correction and quantum computing; and waveform design for radar and remote sensing.

Sample reading list:
Robert Calderbank, ELE539B Lecture Notes 2005
D.J.C. MacKay, Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms
R.E. Blahut, Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission (Cambridge Uni. Press)
R.J. McEliece, Finite Fields for Computer Scientists and Engineers (Kluwer)

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Other information:
Students are expected to know linear algebra and some knowledge of basic digital communication would be an advantage. There will be a mid-term paper and an individual final project with a wide range of topics. The course is designed in part to be a bridge between coursework and research.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40310 L01 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm W F   Friend Center   112   Enrolled:7 Limit:25