ECE 8526: Information Theory

Joseph Picone
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Temple University

office: ENGR 703A
email: picone@temple
phone: 215-204-4841 (ofc), 215-954-7076 (cell)

Course Description:

Information Theory is a field that has been central to the development of modern communications and computing technologies. The goal of this course is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the concepts of entropy and information, and how to apply these to real world problems such as speech recognition, language engineering, signal compression, and financial modeling. A secondary goal is to develop a mathematically rigorous understanding of methods for measuring and manipulating various measures of information in signals and systems.

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