Seminar on Coding and Cryptography

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2021
Language of instructionGerman
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DatesSee TUMonline


Admission information


By participating in this course, the students obtain knowledge about recent developments in research of coding theory/channel coding and cryptography. After successful completion, the students are able to familiarize with a scientific topic and summarize its core aspects. They can write scientific articles with appropriate structure and can present the core aspects in a short talk. Students have developed a general understanding of doing research and to contribute to a scientific discussion.


This seminar deals with current research developments in the area of coding theory, channel coding and cryptography. The explicit topic is chosen by each student from a list of offered topics that is updated every semester. Each participants summarizes results, gives a scientific presentation and participates in a scientific discussion.


- Basic concepts of linear algebra - Lecture "Channel Coding" recommended - Optional: lectures "Security in Communications and Storage", "Coding Theory for Storage and Networks"

Teaching and learning methods

Each student obtains supervision by a scientific employee who introduces the student to scientific literature research and guides the student with writing the report. An introductory lecture presents basic concepts of scientific talks.


- Written thesis about results (30%) - 20 minute oral presentation about given topic & results plus 10 minutes discussion (50%) - own contributions in discussion (20%)


Open Topics

The "Seminar on Coding and Cryptography" is organized and held together with "Seminar on Digital Communications" and "Seminar on Optical Communications".

You need to apply for available topics of your interest by 12.04.2021.

It does not matter for which one you register (please pick *one*), we will assign you to the right one once you passed the application phase.

You can find a list of open topics for this seminar below. You can find an overview about the list of open topics of all three seminars here: Open Topics

Recent applications of Levenshtein's reconstruction problem