This course will provide students with the understanding and analytical tools necessary to apply information theory to a range of relevant modern problems in communication engineering.
The learning outcomes of this course are:
- Understanding of substantial knowledge of information and entropy, and their use in information theory
- Understanding the principles and practice of data compression
- Discussing design and performance evaluation of error correcting codes. Knowledge of lossy compression
- Discussing topics in information theory, coding and compression
Pre-Requisites: ITCM 602
Textbook: T M Cover and J A Thomas, Elements of Information Theory (2nd edtion), Wiley, 2006