Advanced Information Theory



  • 2018 Autumn/Monsoon (Aug - Dec)

In 1948 Shannon established information theory and this theory provides the theoretical underpinnings of all modern communication systems. Shannon’s theory focused mostly on the point-to-point communication problem. More recently, significant progress has been made in understanding communication over networks. The course will cover progress made in the past 2-3 decades with particular focus on more recent results. Apart from current literature we will use the following references:

  A. El Gamal and Y-H. Kim, Network Information Theory, Cambridge.
  I. Csiszár and J. Körner, Information Theory, Cambridge.
  R. Yeung, Information Theory and Network Coding, Springer.

Pre-requisites: a course on Information Theory