ECE 154C

Information and Coding Theory

The fundamental problem of communication is that of reproducing at one point either exactly or approximately a message selected at another point.

-Claude Shannon

We will continue our study of modern communication systems. In this course we consider two important problems of representing sources of information efficiently (source coding) and transmitting information reliably over a noisy medium (channel coding). This course is an introduction to how modern communication systems are designed and analyzed. The aim of this course is to build a solid (theoretical as well as intuitive) foundation for topics in coding and information theory