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MZUZU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CODING THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

APPLY BY 1ST MAY

Coding theory is a remarkable example of how various areas of mathematics can be used to solve
problems in the storage and transfer of information. All systems that work with digitally presented data
(mobile phones, Hard drives, satellites etc) require the use of error-correcting codes because all channels
are, to an extent, noisy.

The International Centre of Pure and Applied Mathematics (CIMPA) and the Department of Mathematics
and Statistics at Mzuzu University are inviting applications for a summer school on Coding Theory and its
Applications. In the school, participants will be introduced to various techniques used in recent years to
solve problems in coding theory. They will study coding theory in general. They will also explore
combinatorial and algebraic properties of graphs and designs related to codes, permutation decoding of
codes from graphs and designs, linear codes with complementary dual, evaluation codes in code-based
cryptography, networks and network coding problems, rank metric codes and coding in distributed
systems.

Administrative and scientific coordinators

Khumbo Kumwenda (Mzuzu University, Malawi)
Elisa Gorla (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Scientific Committee

Eric Mwambene (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
Khumbo Kumwenda (Mzuzu University, Malawi)
Gretchen Mathews (Virginia Tech, USA)
Elisa Gorla (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Local Organizing Committee

Nephtale Mumba (Mzuzu University)
Edna Manda (Mzuzu University)
Milliward Maliyoni (University of Malawi)
Augustine Musukwa (Mzuzu University)
Kondwani Magamba (Malawi University of Science and Technology)
Ms Rosaliah Mughogho (Mzuzu University)
Paul Kubwalo (Mzuzu University)

Further details can be obtained from the school’s website https://cimpamzuni.org/

Deadline for applications: 1st May, 2023
All applications to be made through the website https://application.cimpa.info/
Targeted students:
MSc and PhD students with sufficient background in areas like Abstract Algebra, Linear
Algebra and early career faculty.

Support towards transport and accommodation will be provided