Winter term 2017/2018
Information Theory provides the foundation for two important problems:
- How can data be compressed most effectively? Typical scenarios would be the compression of text as zip, music as mp3 and picture data as jpeg.
- How can data be nearly lossless transfered over a instable band? A typical scenario is the communication over weak wireless connections, such as with a mars probe or the writing and reading of data from hard drives or CDs.
Even though both problems seem to be in oppsition in the beginning, do they have a common theoretical foundation, which we will learn during this pro seminar.
This pro seminar is only addressed to bachelor students.
No previous knowlege is required.
The seminar-talks will be held in german or english.
Time and Place
Precise dates will be announced later.
Each participant of the seminar will be assigned a specific chapter from one of the books "Information and Coding Theory" by Jones & Jones and "A Student's Guide to Coding and Information Theory" by Moser. He or she is expected to give a talk of about 30 minutes about it and write a paper of about 5 pages summarising it.
The topics will be assigned in the first meeting of the seminar.