(Formerly CS185 )

Information Theory

  • Applied Math 171
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Information theory is the study of the fundamental limits of information transmission and storage. This course, intended primarily for advanced undergraduates, and beginning graduate students, offers a broad introduction to information theory and its applications: Entropy and information; lossless data compression, communication in the presence of noise, capacity, channel coding; source-channel separation; lossy data compression.