Posted by: atri | January 19, 2009

A Madhu Sudan talk

Here is a link to a recording of a talk given by Madhu Sudan at MSR Redmond. Madhu Sudan is perhaps  the person most responsible for bringing coding theory into CS theory. If you have the time,  do watch the talk. (Madhu visited us in April last year as a distinguished speaker.)

The talk gives an overview of most of the what we will cover in the course (and in fact we will prove some things that he just mentions in his talk). Few comments/warnings:

  • The link did not work on my firefox or chrome (I finally had  to use IE).
  • The video stopped after roughly 40 minutes for me (the slides worked till the end though).

I meant to mention this earlier but forgot: if you prefer to read a survey about the topics that we will cover in the course, you can take a look at my survey.

(H/T to Krishna for Madhu’s talk)


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