Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Endowed Chair, Center for Memory and Recording Research
Phone: (858) 534-6210
Fax: (858) 534-8059
Office: CMRR Room 305
Mailing Address: Center for Memory and Recording Research
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0401
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0401
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10.30 - 12.30
Where: Room Buzano - Department of Mathematics
Instructor: Paul H. Siegel
This course provides a thorough introduction to the theory and application of constrained coding, widely used in digital data storage devices, such as magnetic disk drives found in desktop
computers, portable computers, and consumer electronics devices;
magnetic tape drives used in data backup and archiving systems;
and optical disk drives that record and play CD’s and DVD’s.
Additional topics to be covered (time-permitting) include the
information-theoretic analysis of noisy digital recording channels and
the design of concatenated coding schemes that can, in principle, approach the channel capacity. The course will conclude with an overview of recent results on coding for page-oriented storage devices, such as two-dimensional optical storage and holographic recording.
Topics covered in this course include:
If time permits, the following topics will be introduced:
The course requires familiarity with basic concepts in linear algebra, probability theory, and linear systems analysis.
Knowledge of elementary information theory, communication theory, and error-correction coding will be helpful, but is not required.
Main Lab: CMRR | Phone: (858) 534-6196 | Fax: (858) 534-2720
Address: UCSD CMRR, Mail Code 0401, 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093-0401