Proseminar: Information Theory


Winter Term 2015/2016



Information Theory provides the foundation for two important problems:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.



The seminar will be held on Tuesdays between 10:15-11:45am at the i7 seminar room in room 4.116. The inital appointment with assignments is on Tuesday, the 20.10.2015 at 10:15am.


Martin Grohe


External Links