Seminar on Coding and Cryptography

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2023/24
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 concepts of scientific reading, writing and presenting. Students are encouraged to participate the exercises of giving technial talks.


Module examination with the following components: - Understanding the scientific topic: Content of paper and presentation (30%). - Written paper (structure, formatting, clearness, originality, etc.) (30%). - Presentation of the topic (structure, slides, effectiveness, clarity, etc.) and moderation/discussion (40%).


Open Topics

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

You can find the list of open topics at Seminar Topics.