Special Seminar in Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes

Example of a low density parity check code graph.

Illustration of erasure decoding for an LDPC code graph fragment. (Image courtesy of Emin Martinian. Used with permission.)


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Spring 2006



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This seminar is intended for doctoral students and discusses topics in applied probability. This semester includes a variety of fields, namely statistical physics (local weak convergence and correlation decay), artificial intelligence (belief propagation algorithms), computer science (random K-SAT problem, coloring, average case complexity) and electrical engineering (low density parity check (LDPC) codes).

David Gamarnik, and Devavrat Shah. 15.098 Special Seminar in Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes, Spring 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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