Quantum Information and Communication Theory

A thorough initiation into the fundamental aspects of quantum communications. The course is divided into four blocks. It begins with an introduction to data compression and communication over noisy channels in classical information theory. The second part discusses quantum entropies, distance measures between quantum states and quantum data compression. The third part of the course introduces quantum channels, and derives the fundamental properties for communications over quantum channels. The course ends with an in-depth introduction to quantum key distribution including its security proof.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Linear algebra, probability and statistics. The student will benefit from introductory knowledge on quantum information, though the exposition will include a short introduction to quantum bits, operations and measurements.