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Coding theory and security communications

COURSE: Coding theory and security communications

Code: ФЕИТ10031

ECTS points: 6 ECTS

Number of classes per week: 3+0+0+3

Lecturer: prof. d-r Aleksandar Risteski

Subject of the course content: Overview of modern code techniques: usage of code schemes in optical/wireless-mobile/satelite communication systems. Performance bounds of codes. Performance analysis and decoding of: Reed-Muller, BCH, Reed-Solomon codes. Performance analysis of LDPC codes. Performance analysis of concatenation code schemes and iterative decoding. New trends in the coding techniques. Advanced cryptographic techniques for providing security communications. Security aspects in modern communication systems. Steganogrphy. Secret messages hidden in multimedia.


  1. Tom Richardson, Ruediger Urbanke, “Modern Coding Theory”, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  2. Darel Hankerson, Alfred Menezes, Scott Vanstone, “Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography”, Springer, 2004.
  3. Alexander Sergienko, “Quantum communications and cryptography”, CRC, 2005.