Recent Developments in Channel Coding

Monday, May 23, 2016 to Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Infotech Oulu Doctoral Program

Lecturer: Professor Erdal Arıkan, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Date: May 23-25, 2016

Monday, May 23
Tuesday,  May 24
Wednesday, May 25


09.00 - 11.30
13.00 - 16.30

Venue: SÄ111, on site Registration


 The objectives of this lecture are to give a treatment of recent advances in Channel coding and to discuss possible applications.

The main topics will be LDPC and polar codes, encoding, decoding and applications in wireless scenarios.

Course description

Background (2h)

  • Channel coding basics
  • Codes based on graphs
  • Belief propagation

LDPC Codes (5h)

  • Sparse matrices for parity check
  • Encoding
  • Decoding – check bits
  • Different implementations
  • Performance in different channels

Polar Codes (8h)

  • Historical perspective – cut off rate, sequential decoding
  • Channel splitting and combining – BSC, BEC
  • Proof of capacity achieving of polar codes
  • Encoding algorithms
  • Successive cancellation decoding
  • Sequential decoding, List decoding
  • AWGN channels

Applications  (3h)

To conclude this lecture, we consider different applications such as WiFi and cellular communications. The state of the art implementations will be compared and possible further developments will be discussed.

Evaluation: the students will be given a list of exercises.

Credits: 3 (ECTS)

more information: Nandana Rajatheva

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Last updated: 23.5.2016