University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Ve 550: Information Theory

General information

Degree program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credit hours: 3 credits
Required/Elective course: Required
Terms offered: Fall
Cognizant faculty: Xudong Wang
Potential instructors: Xudong Wang
Textbook/Required material: Cover, T.M. and Thomas, J.A., Elements of Information Theory, John Wiley & Sons Inc.


This course covers both basic and advanced topics of information theory. It includes the following contents: the concepts of source, channel, rate of transmission of information, entropy and mutual information, the noiseless coding theorem, noisy channels, the coding theorem for finite state zero memory channels, channel capacity, error bounds, parity check codes, source encoding.