What is IPG About?

The information processing group is concerned with fundamental issues in the area of communications, in particular coding and information theory. Information theory establishes the limits of communications – what is achievable and what is not. Coding theory tries to devise low complexity schemes that approach these limits.

To say it the Monty Python way: Our chief weapon is probability … probability and abstract algebra … abstract algebra and probability…. Our two weapons are abstract algrebra and probability … and optimization …. Our three weapons are abstract algebra, probability, and optimization … and an almost fanatical devotion to methods of statistical physics … Our four … no … Amongst our weapons …. Amongst our weaponry … are such elements as abstract algebra, probability …

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