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Last approved: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:51:53 GMT

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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Information Theory
Information Theory
Fall 2017
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ECE 6015


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Introduction to the mathematical representation of information, including the concepts of entropy, mutual information and information transfer over noisy media; mathematical representation of information sources; entropy and mutual information; noiseless and noisy coding theorems; data compression; communication channels and their capacity to convey information; and rate distortion theory.
Upon completion of the course the student is expected to understand
• The mathematics of information representation
• The efficient coding of information as digital signals
• The information-theoretic specification of digital channels
• The characteristics of Gaussian and Binary Symmetric Channels
• The capacity of digital channels to convey information from a source to a destination
• The noiseless and noisy coding theorem
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riffat (Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:54:09 GMT): Rollback: Please remove the bullets from the course description. You can add a couple of descriptive sentences instead of the bullets.
suresh (Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:57:36 GMT): Rollback: See comment from AD Riffat on course description
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