Information Theory and Coding

Instructor Emre Telatar
Office INR 117
Phone +4121 6937693
Email emre.telatar@epfl.ch
Office Hours By appointment

 

Teaching Assistant Mine Alsan
Phone +4121 6937554
Office INR 036
Email mine.alsan@epfl.ch
Office Hours 24/7

 

Teaching Assistant Marc Desgroseilliers
Phone +4121 6937537
Office INR 140
Email marc.desgroseilliers@epfl.ch
Office Hours 24/7

 

Teaching Assistant Saeid Haghighatshoar
Phone +4121 6936654
Office INR 030
Email saeid.haghighatshoar@epfl.ch
Office Hours 24/7

 

Final Exam Information:

  • You are allowed 4 sheets of paper (8 sides) of (your own) notes.

Midterm Information:

  • Everything up to November 5th is included, i.e. the material from Nov 6th and Nov 12th is not included. Neither is Homework 8.
  • You are allowed 2 sheets of paper (4 sides) of (your own) handwritten notes.
  • No electronic devices.
  • The midterm will take place Tuesday November 13th, from 13h15 to 16h.
  • No question will be answered on the day of the midterm.

The midterm will take place in the following rooms:

  • INR 113 Last name from A to C + Lauren D’Andrès
  • INR 219 Last name from D to K
  • ELA2 Last name from L – Z

 

Lectures Monday 13:00 – 15:00 (Room: ELA01)
  Tuesday 13:00 – 15:00 (Room: ELA02)
Exercises Tuesday 15:00 – 17:00 (Room: ELA02)

 

Language:   English
Coefficient / Crédits :   7 ECTS

See the course material information.pdf

Link to official course description.

Special Announcements

 

Detailed Schedule

 

Date Topic Assignment Due Date/Solutions Posted Remarks      
Sep 17   public holiday – no course :-)          
Sep 18 lossless source coding Homework 1 Solutions1        
Sep 24              
Sep 25   Homework 2 Solutions2        
Oct 1              
Oct 2   Homework 3 Solutions3        
Oct 8              
Oct 9   Homework 4 Solutions4        
Oct 15            
Oct 16   Homework 5 Solutions5        
Oct 22              
Oct 23   Homework 6 Solutions 6        
Oct 29              
Oct 30   Homework 7 Solutions7        
Nov 5              
Nov 6   Homework 8 Solutions 8        
Nov 12              
Nov 13   Midterm Midterm Solutions        
Nov 19              
Nov 20   Homework 9 Solutions 9        
Nov 26              
Nov 27   Homework 10 Solutions 10        
Dec 3   Graded Homework          
Dec 4              
Dec 10              
Dec 11              
Dec 17              
Dec 18   Homework 11 Solutions 11      
Final Exam 2012   Final Solutions        
Final Exam 2013     Solutions        

Textbook

Elements of information theory, Thomas M. Cover, Joy A. Thomas, 2006. ISBN:0-471-24195-4

Additional Reading Material