The International Center for Mathematical Sciences – Sofia (ICMS-Sofia)
at the
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


ICMS Colloquium

May 17, 2022, 2:00 pm (EEST, Sofia time)
IMI-BAS, Hall 403

Vladimir D. Tonchev

Michigan Technological University

Coding Theory, Combinatorial Designs, and Finite Geometry

Error-correcting codes are used to protect data from random errors in satellite and wireless communication systems, audio and video recording devices, and data storage devices. A large class of codes with a wide range of applications are based on finite geometry. The most notable example of such codes are the Reed-Muller codes that are being used in deep space and mobile communications.

The subject of this talk is a class of codes based on combinatorial designs. These combinatorial codes possess remarkable error-correction properties, admit efficient decoding, and present a viable alternative to a subclass of Reed-Muller codes.

Тhe lecture will be held in Hall 403, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.