"Cyclic Codes and Curves over Finite Fields"
Abstract: Two problems about cyclic codes and their relations to curves over finite fields will be presented. One of these is on bounding the minimum distance of arbitrary cyclic codes via the number of rational points on Artin-Schreier type curves (with F. Özbudak) and the other one is on the weights of certain codes related to supersingular Artin-Schreier curves (with G. McGuire). Necessary background will be given with the hope to make this accessible for general audience.
Bio: Associate Professor of Mathematics at Sabanci University. Recevied BS in 1995 from METU and PhD in 2001 from Louisiana State University. Research topics: Algebraic curves over finite fields and their applications; algebraic coding theory.
Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Time: 15.40 16:30
Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA-141
Tea and cookies will be served after the seminar.