CR-14: Network Information Theory (ENS de Lyon)

CR-14: Network Information Theory

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon)
Computer Science Department
Master 2 – 2016/2017

Course Description:

This course builds upon the course on fundamentals of information theory. Using these foundations, which are reviewed in the first two lectures, this course explores the fundamental limits of data transmission in several canonical multi-user channels: (i) Multiple Access Channels; (ii) Broadcast Channels; (iii) Interference Channels and (iv) Relay Channels. In all these scenarios, the notion of achievable, converse and capacity region are thoroughly studied. The analysis focuses mainly in the blocklength asymptotic regime. Thus, most of these results are studied using classical methods based on typicality. Two lectures are devoted to the study of tools that allow the analysis of these canonical channels from a non-asymptotic block-length point of view. In the last part of the course, more advanced topics such as channel output feedback, highly dense networks and simultaneous information and energy transmission are studied.

Lecturers:

Teaching Assistant:

Office Hours:

  • Friday 4pm – 6 pm. Laboratoire CITI, Office TCL-241.

Evaluation:

  •  Weekly homeworks (45 %)
  •  In-class work (10 %) – In the form of oral questions.
  •  Final Exam (45 %)

Lectures:

Lecture 1 (16/09/2016): A Review on Information Measures
Samir Perlaza, Room B1
Handouts [PDF] and Homework [PDF] – Deadline 07/10/2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Lecture 2 (23/09/2016): Weak and Strong Typicality
Samir Perlaza, Room B1
Handouts [PDF] and Homework [PDF] – Deadline  14/10/2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Lecture 3 (07/10/2016): Point-to-Point Channels
Jean-Marie Gorce, Room B1
Handouts [PDF] and Homework [PDF] – Deadline  28/10/2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Lecture 4 – Lecture 5 (14/10/2016 and 21/10/2016): Multiple Access Channels 
Samir Perlaza, Room B1
Handouts [ PDF] and Homework [PDF] – Deadline 11/11/2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Lecture 6 (04/11/2016): Broadcast Channels
Jean-Marie Gorce, Room B1
Handouts [PDF]

Lecture 7 and Lecture 8 (22/11/2016 and 25/11/2016): Relay Channels
Jean-Marie Gorce, Room B1
Handouts [PDF] and Homework [PDF]

Lecture 9 (13/12/2016): Interference Channels
Samir Perlaza, 15h45 to 17h45 in Amphi B
Handouts [PDF] and Homework [PDF]

Lecture 10 (16/12/2016): Feedback
Samir Perlaza, Room B1
Handouts [PDF] and Homework [PDF]

Lecture 11 (04/01/2017): Non-Asymptotic Blocklength Regime
Jean-Marie Gorce, Room B1
Handouts [PDF] and Homework [PDF]

Lecture 12 (06/01/2017): Energy and Information Transmission
Samir Perlaza, Room B1
Handouts [PDF] and Homework [PDF]

Final Exam (11/01/2017 14h-16h) Amphi B

 

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