Coding Theory: Reading Course

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Semester: 

  • 2013 Spring/Summer (Jan - May)

Reading Course

This course on basic coding theory will cover fundamental concepts in coding for communication over noisy channels.

Prerequisites: None

Syllabus:

Linear codes, convolutional codes, algebraic codes, low density parity check codes.

Grading policy: Grading will be based on homeworks/quizzes and student presentations.

Video lectures:

NPTEL lectures by Prof. P. Vijay Kumar (IISc) and Prof. Andrew Thangaraj (IITM).

Textbooks:

R.M. Roth, Introduction to Coding Theory, Cambridge, 2006.

T. Richardson and R. Urbanke, Modern Coding Theory, Cambridge, 2008. (online)

Additional references:

S. Lin and D.J. Costello, Error Control Coding, Prentice-Hall, 2004.

F.J. MacWilliams and N.J.A. Sloane, The Theory of Error-Correcting Codes, North-Holland, 1977.