Date 
Topic 
Lecturer 
Comment 
23.02.2017 
differential entropy: definition, shifting, scaling, conditioning, chain rule; relative entropy; mutual information; data processing inequality; differential entropy of multivariate Gaussians; maximum differential entropy principle 
Stefan M. Moser 
ETZ E6; 1.15–3 pm 
02.03.2017 
Gaussians maximize differential entropy for a given covariance matrix; weak typicality and joint weak typicality; Gaussian channel: averagepower constraint, capacity, achievability with joint weak typicality decoding 
Stefan M. Moser 
ETZ E6; 1.15–3 pm 
09.03.2017 
Gaussian channel: converse, sourcechannel separation, biterror converse; bandlimited Gaussian channel 
Stefan M. Moser 
ETZ E6; 1.15–3 pm 
16.03.2017 
parallel Gaussian channel: independent case, waterfilling solution, dependent case 
Stefan M. Moser 
ETZ E6; 1.15–3 pm 
23.03.2017 
multipleaccess channel (MAC): definitions, pentagon regions, timesharing, capacity region, achievability of pentagon regions with joint weak typicality decoding 
Amos Lapidoth 
ETZ E6; 3.15–5 pm 
30.03.2017 
multipleaccess channel (MAC): alternative characterization of the capacity region, converse 
Amos Lapidoth 
ETZ E6; 3.15–5 pm 
06.04.2017 
broadcast channel: physically degraded channel, stochastically degraded channel, superposition coding with joint weak typicality decoding, proof sketch that superposition coding is optimal for degraded channels 
Stefan M. Moser 
ETZ E6; 1.15–3 pm 
13.04.2017 
channels with IID states: Shannon strategies, achievability and converse for causal state information, defective memories, Gelfand–Pinsker capacity, writing on dirty paper 
Amos Lapidoth 
ETZ E6; 3.15–5 pm 
20.04.2017 
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holidays 
27.04.2017 
Gelfand–Pinsker (noncausal state information): converse and direct part 
Amos Lapidoth 
ETZ E6; 3.15–5 pm 
04.05.2017 
method of types (4 type theorems); universal source compression 
Stefan M. Moser 
ETZ E6; 1.15–3 pm 
11.05.2017 
Sanov's theorem; Stein's lemma 
Stefan M. Moser 
ETZ E6; 1.15–3 pm 
18.05.2017 
guessing and Rényi entropy 
Amos Lapidoth 
ETZ E6; 3.15–5 pm 
25.05.2017 
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holiday 
01.06.2017 

Amos Lapidoth 
ETZ E6; 3.15–5 pm 