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

@abstract{MCS:Colloquium:RyanHutchinson:2010:2:4,
author  = "{Ryan Hutchinson}",
title   = "{Guessing Games, Information Theory, and Codes}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{4 February}",
year    = "{2010}"
}