The course will combine lectures by the instructors with independent reading in a seminar format. The students will read important papers in the field, will reason about the results in a critical way, and will present them in class along with their own ideas for extending the results.
The course combines techniques from the fields of coding theory, linear and modern algebra, and operating and storage systems. There are no formal pre-requisites, but the following courses provide good background:
236309 Introduction to Coding Theory
234322 Information Storage Systems