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 Vahid Aref
Phone +4121 6937517
Office INR 034
Email vahid.aref@epfl.ch
Office Hours 24/7

 

Teaching Assistant László Czap
Phone +4121 6938104
Office BC 048
Email laszlo.czap@epfl.ch
Office Hours 24/7

 

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 here

Link to official course description.

Special Announcements

FINAL EXAM ANNOUNCEMENT

The final exam has been set on Monday January 30th from 8:15 to 11:15. It will take place in rooms CO1 and CO2. The exam will cover all the topics in the course. You can have two sheets of A4 paper (4 pages) on which you can write anything you want. No book, no notes, no cellphones, no pocket calculators, or any other electronic devices.

Notes on Tunstall coding and Lempel-Ziv algorithm are posted on “Additional Reading Material” section.

The midterm has been set for Tuesday November 8th from 13:15 to 16:15. It will take place in room SG1. The exam will cover all the topics covered before November 7th. You can use a piece of A4 paper (double sided) on which you can write anything you want. No book, no notes, no cellphones, no pocket calculators, or any other electronic devices.

Homework 9 is graded due to 30 November 2011, 5pm, INR 036.

Problem 2 in homework 9 has been modified, please check the new version.

Detailed Schedule

 

Date Topic Assignment Due Date/Solutions Posted Remarks
Sep 19   public holiday – no course :-)    
Sep 20 lossless source coding Homework 01 Solution01  
Sep 26        
Sep 27   Homework 02 Solution02  
Oct 3        
Oct 4   Homework 03 Solution03  
Oct 10        
Oct 11   Homework 04 Solution04  
Oct 17        
Oct 18   Homework 05 Solution05  
Oct 24        
Oct 25   Homework 06 Solution06  
Oct 31        
Nov 1   Homework 07 Solution07  
Nov 7        
Nov 8   Midterm Midterm solutions Results  
Nov 14        
Nov 15   Homework 08 Solution08  
Nov 21        
Nov 22   Homework 09 Solution09  
Dec 5        
Dec 6   Homework 10 Solution10  
Dec 12        
Dec 13   Homework 11 Solution11  
Dec 19        
Dec 20   Homework 12 Solution12  

External Link

Textbook

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

Additional Reading Material