A Mathematical Theory of Communication: Discrete Noiseless Systems

Speaker : Fabien Mathieu
Date: 10/06/2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


In 1948 Shannon published the article that defines modern information theory. For this reading group, we will present the first part of the article, which is concerned with discrete lossless systems like the telegraph. We will present the way in which Shannon defines and gives the intuition of concepts like the capacity of a communication channel, entropy, the Markovian model of a language, and much more…