Course Title Channel Coding (通道編碼)

InstructorYunghsiang S. Han (韓永祥)

Course goalTo teach students the fundamental knowledge about coding theory.

Final grademidterm exam 40%final exam 50% attendance rate 10

A set of lecture notes will be provided on my personal website. The following are the textbook and recommended reference:

Textbook: Error Control Coding, Second Edition, S. Lin and D. J. Costello, Jr., Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2004. (歐亞書局代理)

Reference: Error Correction Coding: Mathematical Methods and Algorithms by Todd K. Moon, Wiley-Interscience, 2005.

First day of class: 9/26/2016

Midterm examination: 11/21/2016

Final examination: 1/9/2016



Final grades of students for this course are based on their performances in midterm examination and final examination. Students will be asked to attend every lecture in order to learn the topics of coding theory.


Course outline

1.        Introduction to binary linear block codes

2.        Cyclic codes

3.        Finite fields

4.        BCH codes

5.        Reed-Solomon (RS) codes

6.        Decoding of BCH/RS codes

Lecture notes
Introduction to Binary Linear Block Codes (pdf file)

Introduction to Cyclic Codes (pdf file)

Introduction to Finite Fields (pdf file)

 Introduction to BCH Codes (pdf file)

Introduction to Reed-Solomon Codes (pdf file)

Decoding of BCH/RS Codes (pdf file)