Course Name: Information Theory, Coding and Cryptography

Course abstract

Information theory, coding and cryptography are the three load‐bearing pillars of any digital communication system. In this introductory course, we will start with the basics of information theory and source coding. Subsequently, we will discuss the theory of linear block codes (including cyclic codes, BCH codes, RS codes and LDPC codes), convolutional codes, Turbo codes, TCM and space time codes. Finally, we will introduce the basics of secure communications by focusing on cyptography and physical layer security. Wherever possible, applications of the theory in real world scenarios have been provided. The underlying aim of this course is to arouse the curiosity of the students.

Course Instructor

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Prof. Ranjan Bose

Ranjan Bose received his B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India in 1992 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He worked at Alliance Semiconductor Inc., San Jose, CA, as a Senior Design Engineer from 1996 to 1997. Since November 1997 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where currently he is the Microsoft Chair Professor. His research interests lie in the areas of secure communications, coding theory, ultra‐wideband (UWB) communications, broadband wireless access and wireless security. He currently heads the Wireless Research Lab in IIT Delhi. His lectures on wireless communications form a part of the video courses offered by the National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL).
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Teaching Assistant(s)

Kirti Kant Sharma



Sasi Vinay Pechetti



Sonam jain



 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jun-2018