CISC 7226X Information and Computation

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 725.
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37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Introduction to Shannon's information theory. Data compression algorithms: Huffman, dictionary, and predictive approaches. Techniques for different data formats. Information theory and cryptology: theoretical limits. Basic concepts of cryptology. Classic cryptography and cryptanalysis. Modern cryptographic algorithms. Information and the information environment.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 7200X [714X] or 7214X [715X]; and Mathematics 6652X [652X] or a course in probability.

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