Information Theory and Coding

General: Information Theory and Coding

Course schedule

Type   Day Hours     Room
Lecture   Monday 13h15 – 15h00     ELA 1
Lecture   Tuesday 13h15 – 15h00     SG 1
Exercises   Tuesday 15h15 – 17h00     SG 1


Language:   English
Coefficient / Crédits :   7 ECTS


Homework:   10%
Midterm Exam:   40%
Final Exam:   50%


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Handouts: Information Theory and Coding

  1. Homework 8 – due December 4th, before 12:00 noon, in INR 031, 032, or 038
  2. Homework 9 – due December 15th, before 12:00 noon, in INR 031, 032, or 038
  3. Homework 10 – due January 7th, before 12:00 noon, in INR 038


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Textbook: T. M. Cover and J. A. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory, Wiley, 2006.

Reference Material:

  1. R. G. Gallager, Information Theory and Reliable Communication, Wiley, 1968.
  2. D. MacKay, Information Theory, Inference & Learning Algorithms, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  3. I. Csiszar and J. Korner, Information Theory: Coding Theorems for Discrete Memoryless Systems, Akademiai Kiado, 1997.

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Homework Assignments: Information Theory and Coding

We will randomly choose two problems in every homework to grade.


  1. Homework 10 due Jan 7th, before 12:00, in INR 038

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