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Spring 2016-2017
* ELE 486 / APC 486   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Transmission and Compression of Information

Emmanuel A. Abbe

Our digital world relies heavily on our ability to extract, store, and transfer information. Consequently, much effort has been devoted to perform efficiently such tasks. This class covers the fundamental limits and algorithms for data compression and transmission, providing an introduction to information theory and coding theory. It also discusses connections with unsupervised machine learning problems, in particular with data clustering.

Sample reading list:
T. Cover, J. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory
R. Gallager, Principles of Digital Communication

Reading/Writing assignments:
9-10 problem sets during the semester.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 45%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Linear algebra and basic notions of probability..

Other information:
No textbook is required for this course, however, the textbooks can be used for additional reading.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42284 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Fine Hall   110   Enrolled:12 Limit:20