Spring 2007 - Noise in Computation (236601)

Time and place: Tuesday, 10:30-12:30, Taub 8

Noise is an essential part of the world. Computers and Communication devices need to function properly in its presence and overcome the problems it creates. The first part of this course will discuss methods for overcoming noise.

Paradoxically, noise is not only a problem, but often also a solution. The second part of this course will deal with the positive aspects of noise in various applications of computation.

Tentative list of subjects:

The course is of theoretical nature and assumes mathematical maturity.

Final grade based on participation in class (30%), homework (40%) and final project (30%).

Schedule, References and slides

Homework

Final project

Read and summarize a research paper related to our course topic. You may suggest your own paper. Pointers to possible articles