Mathematics and Information Fall 2018

Monday, 13.45-15.15, and Thursday, 10.15-11.45, C015

Wolfgang K. Seiler

Exercise sessions will take place on thursdays, 12.00-13.45, in C015.

Exercise sheets
 September 6  
 September 14  
 September 20  
 October 1  
 October 5  
 October 12  


Lecture notes (in german) from an earlier course are available and may be slightly updated during this term; see below.

The main reference for the first two thirds of the course will be

Thomas M. Cover, Joy A. Thomas: Elements of Information Theory, Wiley, 2006

The last third of the course mostly uses

Michael W. Berry, Murray Browne: Understanding search engines: Mathematical Modeling and Text Retrieval, SIAM, 2005   and
Amy N. Langville, Carl D. Meyer: Google's PageRank and Beyond - The Science of Search Engine Rankings, Princeton, 2006

Two additional references whose full text can be viewed online are

David MacKay: Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms, Cambridge, 2003   and
David Easley, Jon Kleinberg: Networks, Crowds, and Markets, Cambridge, 2010

The following original papers will be used during the course:

Further references will be given in the course.

Notes from earlier course: These notes were written during the term and immediately put online. The may contain quite a few minor (and possibly even major) errors. I will occasionally update the notes if I find possibilities for improvements. If you find any errors or have any comments, please contact me.

Course notes
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