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Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering Course Objectives

ELEC 465/865: Introduction to Data Compression


For the students to:

  • be introduced to and understand the physical significance of some basic concepts of information theory including entropy, average mutual information and the rate distortion bound.
  • learn the design of entropy codes including Huffman codes, and arithmetic coding.
  • understand the operation of lossless compression schemes.
  • understand the operation of popular lossy compression schemes including delta modulation, differential pulse code modulation, transform coding, and vector quantization.
  • design compression schemes for specific applications.
  • be aware of current standards in multimedia compression.