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ECE 5634 - Information Theory (3C)

Course Description

Transmission of information over noisy channels. Measures of information and transmission channel capacity. Use of codes to improve the reliability of such transmission. Mathematical theory of information. Transmission at rates above channel capacity. Includes linear codes, error detecting and correcting codes, Hamming codes.

Why take this course?

Electrical engineering graduate students who wish to pursue research or careers in the data communications field require the course to understand the performance limits of this field. Communications research also requires a basic knowledge of data transmission through noise channels.

Learning Objectives

  • measure information quantitatively.
  • Understand how data sequences can be compressed.
  • Determine limits on maximum compression.
  • understand how information can be reliably transmitted over a noisy channel.
  • Analyze the capacity of noisy communication channels.