CS395T, EE381V, M390C, Coding Theory Fall 10
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 math, computer science, and electrical
engineering. We develop the mathematical tools, construct important codes
and associated algorithms, and discuss applications in computer science and
Sriram Vishwanath (ENS 439A ph. 471-1190, email@example.com),
(RLM 9.122, ph. 471-2674, ) and
David Zuckerman (CSA 1.120A, ph. 471-9729, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Algebraic coding: including linear codes, finite fields, Hamming, Reed-Solomon, BCH and Golay codes.
- Algorithmic coding: including decoding algorithms, concatenated codes,
list decoding concepts, and applications to computational complexity.
- Random Coding and Communications: Shannon's coding theorem, LDPC and rateless coding, network coding and related topics.
CLASS HOURS: TTh 11:00 -- 12:30
LOCATION: RLM 12.166
UNIQUE NUMBER: 16910 (for EE381V) 52680 (for CS395T) 55740 (for M390C)
OFFICE HOURS: Vishwanath Tue 4:00-6:00 PM,
Voloch Wed 9:00-11:00 AM, Zuckerman Thu 2:00-4:00 PM or by appointment.
TEXTBOOK: Ron Roth, Introduction to Coding Theory,
Cambridge University Press 2006 and Madhu Sudan, An Algorithmic
Introduction to Coding Theory. (available
PREREQUISITES: Basic Undergraduate Algebra background
GRADING POLICY: One Exam (on 12/10 2:00-5:00 PM, ENS 109): 50%,
Homework, (every other week): 40%,
The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request
appropriate academic accommodations for qualified
students with disabilities. For more information,
contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-
6259, 471-6441 TTY.