19th May 2003 - Digital Fountain Codes

David MacKay will give a talk on "Digital Fountain Codes".

This will be an internal talk rather than a journal club event. If you nevertheless have the urge to read associated reading material, references are:

Chapter 50 of the latest version of Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms and in the white paper "LT codes" available at digitalfountain.com.

No prior knowledge will be assumed in this talk. Digital Fountain codes are record-breaking codes for channels with erasures (eg packet loss on the internet).