Coding Theory Summer School

07/15/2013 - 07/17/2013
Coding Theory was introduced by C. Shannon in 1948 who showed that a reliable communication is possible as long as the information rate is below the channel capacity. Coding Theory, also known as the theory of Error-Correcting Codes, is widely used in phones, compact discs, HD Television, pictures from satellites, QR codes, etc. From a mathematical point of view, it makes use of many deep theories from Algebra, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Probability. The aim of Coding Theory Summer School is to educate researchers or graduate students interested in learning Coding Theory. There will be five lectures on the introduction to Coding Theory, codes over rings, MAGMA, Algebraic Geometric Codes, and codes with applications to Cryptography. There will be informal discussion sessions so that participants can exchange their ideas.