Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium



Title: Guessing Games, Information Theory, and Codes
Speaker:Ryan Hutchinson
Assistant Professor
Mathematics
Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, Michigan
Abstract: Information theory is a mathematical framework for studying the problems of reliable transmission and storage of data. In this talk, we will use a simple guessing game to illustrate some of the fundamental concepts of information theory and the limits they place on the possibility of reliable communication over a noisy channel. We will also discuss the use of codes in correcting errors that result from the presence of noise.
Location: Palenske 227
Date:2/4/2010
Time: 3:10



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author  = "{Ryan Hutchinson}",
title   = "{Guessing Games, Information Theory, and Codes}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{4 March}",
year    = "{2010}"
}