Science of Information Learning Hub

Increase your knowledge and skills in the emerging field of science of information. Engage with online topic modules using video-based tutorials and interactive questions. Faculty and students alike can engage with the SoI Learning Hub to access course content and resources. Faculty are encouraged to collaborate with us in sharing course content, and developing new module topics (contact:education@soihub.org). Register for your free account – it takes less than one minute – to gain access to this growing hub of learning resources.

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Topic Modules

Learner oriented topics using video tutorials with interactive questions and weekly quizzes. Modules include foundational, introductory, and advanced topics. Learner support features include progress tracking and topic discussions. Faculty are encouraged to use our online topic modules within their semester classroom courses.

Combinatorics is a branch of mathematics that studies the size and structure of discrete sets. This allows us to enumerate and evaluate the sample spa...

Learn about information as data first proposed in Claude Shannon's groundbreaking work. Intro to the concept of entropy, data compression, channels....

Encryption is the transformation of data into a form unreadable by anyone without a secret decryption key. Its purpose is to ensure privacy by keeping...

Pioneered by Claude Shannon of Bell Laboratories in the late 1940's, MTC is the foundational theory behind data encoding and transmission. Without it ...

This 6 week short course in the Science of Information Series provides a critical foundation for understanding more advanced science of information to...

A strong case can be made for bridging information theoretic understandings with research in neuroscience and medicine, giving tangible advancements i...

This advanced topic is an introduction to research led by Professor Tsachy Weissman and his lab in recent years at Stanford and supported by Center fo...

Foundational insights on Claude Shannon’s landmark paper “Mathematical Theory of Communication” as well as commentary on his life and times....

This module is designed with the computer scientist and engineer in mind, to aid in learning the basic language of life sciences. Biology as a field, ...


Full Semester Courses: Content & Resources

Of interest for instructors and students, these full semester courses by our Center and affiliated faculty offer a range of content including syllabi, lecture slides and class notes, homework, code, projects and labs, texts, and other resources. Links are for external websites maintained by individual faculty. Please contact them directly for use of their content in your classroom.. We encourage faculty to engage with us in sharing course content, and developing new topics (contact: education@soihub.org).

Presented by:Stanford University

Advanced course on wireless communications, including new material on massive MIMO.

Presented by:Purdue University

An introduction to statistical data analysis. Computational tools for representing, extracting, m...

Presented by:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Distributed Algorithms are algorithms that are designed to run on many processors, without tight ...

Presented by:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Statistical learning theory is a burgeoning research field at the intersection of probability, st...

Presented by:Bryn Mawr College

Claude Shannon's foundations of information theory have paved the way for data storage, compress...

Presented by:Purdue University

Information is a unifying theme in our world. It is creatively used as the foundation of many techno...

Presented by:Purdue University

An introduction to mathematical probability suitable as preparation for actuarial science, statis...

Presented by:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In this small course (1 lecture/week), we study the basic techniques for designing, analyzing, an...

Presented by:Stanford University

Information theory is the science of operations on data such as compression, storage, and communi...