Dr. Hugues Mercier (Université de Neuchâtel)
Data compression from Shannon to Facebook
Starting from the original work of Claude Shannon, we will introduce the general concepts of data compression, discuss the tradeoffs between theoretical guarantees and practical implementations, and present the 2014 breakthrough that lead, after 30 years of stagnation, to an explosion of new codes used by Facebook, Apple and Google.
The following topics will be presented over the two lectures:
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