CS 4450: Coding and Information Theory

Fall, 2013


Instructor: Dr. Tom Carter
DBH-287       667-3175

Texts: The required texts for the class are:

Information and Coding Theory , Gareth A. Jones and J Mary Jones

An Introduction to Information Theory, 2nd Ed., John R. Pierce

Objectives: To gain familiarity with the fundamentals of coding methods (including encryption and decryption, error detection and correction, optimal codes) and information theory (including the idea of information, channels, channel capacity, information entropy, and sampling theory). In addition, we will look at the significance of some of these ideas. We will also do some work on signal and image processing.

Grading: The grades for this course will be based on three components: written homework, a midterm, and a paper/project. Each of the components will be weighted approximately equally.

The work you do for this course will be your own. You are not to submit other people's work and represent it as your own. However, I do expect and encourage you to work collaboratively with others during the course.