|Logistics:|| Class Hours: TTh 3:30-5:00
Classroom: ECJ 1.312
Unique Numbers: 51225 (CS 395T), 16730 (EE 381V)
Class web page: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~diz/395T
|Text:||V. Guruswami, A. Rudra, and M. Sudan, Essential Coding Theory|
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 computer science and electrical engineering. We develop the mathematical tools, construct important codes and associated algorithms, and discuss applications in computer science and communication.
This course should be somewhat similar to the 2014 version of this class.
|Prerequisites:||Mathematical maturity, plus familiarity with the following topics:
|Any student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities area of the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259 (voice) or 471-4641 (TTY for users who are deaf or hard of hearing) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.|