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Module Detailed Information for [CS3236]
Academic Year : 2017/2018 Semester : 2
Correct as at 20 Jan 2018 05:00

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Module Information
Module Code :
CS3236 IVLE
Module Title : Introduction to Information Theory
Module Description : This module introduces the basics of modern information theory. It covers how information can be quantified, and what this quantification tells us about how well we can compress and transmit information without error. It discusses basic error correcting techniques, and information-theoretic cryptography. Topics covered include: mathematical techniques, entropy measures, fundamental limits to data compression and noisy-channel coding, examples of error-correcting codes, examples of information theoretic cryptography (commitments, secure computation, key distribution, randomness extraction).
Module Examinable : -
Exam Date : 28-04-2018 PM
Modular Credits : 4
Pre-requisite : (CS1231 or MA1100) and (ST2334 or ST2131)
Preclusion : Nil
Module Workload (A-B-C-D-E)* : 2-1-0-3-3
Remarks : Nil
* A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week


Lecture Time Table
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom
1 LECTUREEVERY WEEKWEDNESDAY10001200VCRm,

Tutorial Time Table
Attention: The tutorial timetables could be updated from time to time. Students are advised to check regularly for the latest update on the change of tutorial timing.
Class TypeWeek TypeWeek DayStartEndRoom Iteration
1 TUTORIALEVERY WEEKMONDAY9001000COM1-0207,
Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 2].
2 TUTORIALEVERY WEEKMONDAY10001100COM1-0207,
Available in Tutorial Balloting [Iteration 2].





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