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Harvard SEAS ES250 – Information Theory ES250 Course Information Fall 2007-08 Hours and location Lectures TTh 1–2:30pm, Cruft 318 Teaching staff Instructor Mai Vu [email protected] 617-496-2942 Maxwell-Dworkin 342 Office Hours: Fridays 1:30-3:00pm (or by appointment). Teaching Fellow Sang Joon Kim [email protected] 617-496-7198 Maxwell-Dworkin 117 Office Hours: TBA Text book Elements of Information Theory , by T. Cover and J. Thomas, Wiley 2006 (2nd ed). References: Information Theory and Reliable Communication , by R. Gallager, Wiley 1968. Assessment There are bi-weekly homework, a small research project, one midterm and a final exams. The approximate assessment breakdown is Homework 20% Midterm 20% Project 20% Final 40% We reserve the right to change these weights based on the performance of the entire class. Exams: The midterm exam is in class on Tuesday October 30 . The final will be a 3-hour exam, administered according to the Registrar’s calendar. Homework: Homework sets are due in class. There will be a penalty of 10% for each
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