Raptor Codes

When: Wednesday, 2014-Apr-09, 11h30-12h00
Where: FCUL-DI, room C6.3.38
Presenter: José Lopes

What if we could make UDP as reliable as TCP, but keep its inherent simplicity? Forward error correction (FEC) is a technique used in telecommunication to recover from errors occurred during data transmission.

In this Smalltalk we will be talking about Raptor codes, FEC schemes which promise “almost” reliable transmissions. I will introduce lots of new concepts and then we will be looking at the properties/evolution of fountain codes. Hopefully, you will find out why they are so awesome and that you should probably be using it!

A preview: http://www.slideshare.net/zemasa/fountain-codes

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