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Information Theory
A Short Introduction to Polar Coding

28 April 2015


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Course Abstract

One of the recent big break-through in the field of information theory is the discovery of the first provably capacity-achieving coding scheme that has decent encoding and decoding complexity: polar coding by Erdal Arikan from 2007. This short course will try to give a short introduction to polar coding and its main ideas. The course is thought for students who have a rough idea of information theory. As a course notes Chapter 12 from "Information Theory (Lecture Notes)" will be used.


  • Probability
  • Information Theory


Prof. Stefan M. Moser

Time and Place

The course will take place on:

  • Tuesday, 28 April, 2014, 13:20–15:10 in Engineering Building IV, Room 824 (ED824)


The participants will receive as handout Chapter 12 of my lecture notes:

  • Stefan M. Moser: “Information Theory (Lecture Notes)”, 4th edition, Signal and Information Processing Laboratory, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2014. (Download)

Special Remarks

The lecture will be held in English.

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