Course schedule
Type  Day  Hours  Room  

Lecture  Monday  13h15 – 15h00  ELA 1  
Lecture  Tuesday  13h15 – 15h00  SG 1  
Exercises  Tuesday  15h15 – 17h00  SG 1 
Language:  English  
Coefficient / Crédits :  7 ECTS 
Grading
Homework:  10%  
Midterm Exam:  40%  
Final Exam:  50% 
More Information:
Course catalog description
Course organization
Course outline
Course rules (in English)
Course rules (in French)
Staff: Information Theory and Coding
instructor  Suhas Diggavi  
office  INR 112  
phone  38301  
suhas (dot) diggavi (at) epfl (dot) ch  
office hours  upon appointment (send me an email)  
please include the subject line “Course: Information Theory and Coding”  
in any course related email to get a quicker response 
TA  Shirin Saeedi  
office  INR 032  
phone  31361  
shirin (dot) saeedi (at) epfl (dot) ch  
office hours  Fridays: 23pm 
TA  Mahdi Jafari  
office  BC 046  
phone  31354  
mahdi (dot) jafarisiavoshani (at) epfl (dot) ch  
office hours  Tuesdays: 1112am 
TA  Hamed Hassani  
office  INR 036  
phone  37554  
seyedhamed (dot) hassani (at) epfl (dot) ch  
office hours  Wednesdays: 89am 
SA  Eymen Kurdoglu  
eymen (dot) kurdoglu (at) epfl (dot) ch 
SA  Mine Alsan  
mine (dot) aslan (at) epfl (dot) ch 
SA  Andrei Tudo Sechelea  
andreitudor (dot) sechelea (at) epfl (dot) ch 
SA  Jonas Wagner  
jonas (dot) wagner (at) epfl (dot) ch 
Announcements & News: Information Theory and Coding

Lectures start on September 14th.

Homework #1 is on the web and is due 29 Sept., 6:00pm, in: INR 032 or INR 036.

The office hours have been updated. Please visit here.

Homework #2 is on the web and is due 8 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036.

Homework #3 is on the web and is due 16 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036.

probability review: This is the notes for the probability review session.

Homework #4 is on the web and is due 27 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036.

Homework #5 is on the web and is due 19 Nov., 6:00pm, in INR 036.

Homework #6 is on the web and is due 26 Nov., 6:00pm, in INR 036.

Homework #7 is on the web and is due 3 Dec., 6:00pm, in INR 036.
Important Changes to the course schedule
(unless otherwise noted below, the lecture/exercise schedule remains as usual)

Exercise session on Tuesday September 15th will be converted into a lecture.
Handouts: Information Theory and Coding

Homework 1 (Due on 29 Sept., 6:00pm, in INR 032 or INR 036)

Homework 2 (Due on 8 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036)

Homework 3 (Due on 15 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036)

Homework 4 (Due on 27 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036)

Homework 5 (Due on 19 Nov., 6:00pm, in INR 036)

Homework 6 (Due on 26 Nov., 6:00pm, in INR 036)

Homework 7 (Due on 3 Dec., 6:00pm, in INR 036)

Homework 8 (Due on 11 Dec., 6:00pm, in INR 036)

Homework 9 (Due on 18 Dec., 6:00pm, in INR 036)
Recommended Reading: Information Theory and Coding
Textbook: T. M. Cover and J. A. Thomas, Elements of Information Theory, Wiley, 2006.
Reference Material:

R. G. Gallager, Information Theory and Reliable Communication, Wiley, 1968.

D. MacKay, Information Theory, Inference & Learning Algorithms, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

I. Csiszar and J. Korner, Information Theory: Coding Theorems for Discrete Memoryless Systems, Akademiai Kiado, 1997.
Additional Material: Information Theory and Coding

This is the note on the probability review session.

Here you can find the notes on the LempelZiv algorithm taken from the Information Theory and Coding course given by Prof. Emre Telatar
Here you may find some extra problems with their solutios:
Homework Assignments: Information Theory and Coding
We will randomly choose two problems in every homework to grade.

Homework 1 (Due on 29 Sept., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 1 )

Homework 2 (Due on 8 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 2 )

Homework 3 (Due on 16 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 3 )

Homework 4 (Due on 27 Oct., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 4 )

Homework 5 (Due on 19 Nov., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 5 )

Homework 6 (Due on 26 Nov., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 6 )

Homework 7 (Due on 3 Dec., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 7 )

Homework 8 (Due on 11 Dec., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 8 )

Homework 9 (Due on 18 Dec., 6:00pm, in INR 036) ( Solutions 9 )