HyNet Advanced Network Colloquium Series

Identification Entropy

Shannon (1948) has shown that a source with output satisfying can be encoded in a prefix code. We use a prefix code for another purpose. Our discovery is an identification entropy, the function which plays a similar role in noiseless identification source coding as Shannon’s entropy does in noiseless data compression.

Special note: Because of Internet limitations, equations referred to in the abstract for this event are missing from this notification. You can find the equations on the event flyers posted throughout the A.V. Williams building in advance of the event.

Rudolf Ahlswede studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy in Göttingen, where he received his Dr. rer. Nat. degree in mathematics in 1966. In 1967 he joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University, Columbus, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1969 and served as Full-Professor from 1972 to 1976. Since then he has been in Bielefeld, till 2003 as Ordinarius and then as Emeritus. He has been guest of most of the leading research centers in the world. Honors and prizes include an Honorary Doctor of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2001, membership of the European Academy of Sciences 2004, and the 2006 Shannon Award.

Prakash Narayan

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