CS395T Coding Theory (Fall 2010)
Error-correcting codes provide a way to efficiently add redundancy to data,
so that the original data can be recovered even in the presence of noise.
Such codes are essential in modern communication and storage of data, where
high reliability is required. From its engineering roots, coding theory has
evolved to use sophisticated mathematical techniques, centering around
algebra but also involving probability and combinatorics. Moreover, coding
theory has recently found unexpected uses in computer science.
In this interdisciplinary course, we study coding theory from the different
perspectives of professors in math, computer science, and electrical
engineering. We develop the mathematical tools, construct important codes
and associated algorithms, and discuss applications in computer science and
This course meets with EE 381V and M 390C.
joint home page for all three courses.