Information Theory

Graduate Course

Lecturer: Giacomo Como

Note: on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,  we meet at 13:00 instead of 10:15, in Konferensrummet (1167B in the 1st floor of the M-building).


This will be a basic graduate course in Information Theory offered at the Department of Automatic Control. No preliminary knowledge of Information Theory will be assumed. Basic probability and linear algebra as well as a minimum of mathematical maturity will be the only prerequisites.

The course will be worth 9 credits. In order to be granted such credits, students will be have to do the homework’s assignments (tentatively 4 sheets, assigned on a weekly basis) as well as some final reading and presentation/discussion (to be arranged with the lecturer on an individual basis).

The course will be held during the 1st quarter term of 2012-13 and is expected to consist of approximately fifteen 2-hours meetings (both lectures and exercise sessions).

Here you can find a preliminary syllabus of the course.

For further information, please contact the lecturer at