SMS scnews item created by Eric Hester at Sun 14 Apr 2019 2246
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 14 Jul 2019
Calendar1: 15 Apr 2019 1700-1800
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: An introduction to error-correcting codes
Auth: erich@10.83.64.54 (ehes5653) in SMS-WASM

MaPSS: Maths Postgraduate Seminar Series: Joel Gibson -- An introduction to error-correcting codes

Hello all, 

The next MaPSS talk of this semester will be at 17:00 on Mon 15th April in Carslaw 535.
It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow postgrads, listen to an interesting talk, and of
course get some free pizza! 

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Speaker: Joel Gibson 

Title: An introduction to error-correcting codes 

Abstract: Error-correcting codes are used all over the digital world to detect and
recover from various errors, whether they be a noisy connection, a hard-drive failure, a
scratched-up CD, or even a partially-revealed QR code.  Almost all of these algorithms
are algebraic at heart, relying on the properties of linear algebra and polynomials over
finite fields to operate.  In this talk, I cover some of the basics of error detection
and correction, before showing how an optimal encoding algorithm can be built out of
basic algebraic structures, such as vector spaces over Z/pZ, the integers modulo a prime
number.  

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See you there! 

Details can also be found on the school’s new Postgraduate Society website:
http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/MaPS/mapss.2019.html 

Cheers, Eric


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