Discuss ch 4 of "Elements of Information Theory" [series meeting]

• Feb 5, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Here's a popular text in Information Theory which goes into some detail on data compression and communication channels. Definitely a good one to read through!
http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Information-Theory-Telecommunications-Processing/dp/0471062596

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This is the fourth meet up in this series!  We'll cover the Chapter 4 ), and work through some problems.  Would anyone like to volunteer to present a problem?  Let us know in the comments!  I'll read through the problems, and suggest a few that look interesting.  Feel free to do the same!  We'll present solutions and discuss the material at the next meet up.

This is a cool chapter!  We're getting into some details of Markov Chains.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Probability theory: (moderate level) Joint distributions and marginalization; conditioning; Bayes' Theorem

Graph Theory: (beginner level) Have a basic idea of what a graph is.

• Analysis: (beginner to moderate level) Know what a set is; know what a logarithm is; understand the basic ideas of proofs by induction, contradiction, etc.

Chapter 3: Understand the material from chapter 3.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight! I sent the guest list on to security. I'll come downstairs and check if nobody has shown up by 6:50pm.

February 5, 2014

hey shannon! Email me your full name, and ill make sure you're on the list. [masked]

February 5, 2014

• Shannon

Sounds great! Thanks

February 5, 2014

• Etzer

Won't be able to make it to tonight's event but I'll try next week's

February 5, 2014

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