- Entropy, Relative Entropy, Mutual Information
- Entropy Rates of a Stochastic Process
- Data Compression and Source Coding
- Channel Capacity and Channel Coding Theorem
- Differential Entropy
- Capacity of Gaussian Channels
- Network Information Theory (such as Multiple-access Channel, Broadcast Channel, Relay Channel)
- Introduction to Network Coding (if time allows)
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Knowledge Base
At the end of this course students;
- Will gain in depth understanding of fundamental ways that digital information is a. represented and compressed at the source, b. reliably transmitted through the channel, and c. finally reproduced at the destination with vanishing small probabilities of error.
- Will be able to fully describe the notions of channel capacity, cut-off rate and explain how random channel coding techniques are used for proofs of achievability of capacity
- Will gain basic understanding of more complicated point-to-multi-point channels such as multiple access/broadcast/relay channels and how they differ from the simpler point-to-point case
- Will be able to describe how network coding can be utilizied in wirleline and wireless networks for improved throughput, robustness and delay (if time allows)
Having successfully completed this course, students should be able to:
- Apply the principles of information representation, storage, and transfer in real-life digital systems.
- Apply the principles of real-world data compression techniques, such as Lempel-Ziv coding.
- Develop an intuitive grasp of fundamental limits that information theory poses on capacity and data rate of wireless and wireline channels and more complicated data networks.
Indicative AssessmentAssignments and labs: 20%
Preparation and active participation: 10%
Mid-term exam: 30%
Final exam: 40%
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- Preparation and reading: 3 hours per week
- Lectures: 3 hours per week
- Labs and tutorials: 1-2 hours per week
- Assignments and follow-up work: 4 hours per week
- Total: 11-12 hours per week
Prescribed TextsTextbook: 'Elements of Information Theory', Thomas Cover and Joy Thomas, Second Edition, 2006.
Optional Classic Textbook Suggestion: 'Information Theory and Reliable Communication', Robert G. Gallager, New York, Wiley, 1968
1. ENGN8538 - Probability and Stochastic Processes in Engineering is pre-requisite.2. Knowledge of ENGN6626- Digital Communications is not strictly needed, but would be advantageous
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|9081||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|