Course Schedules

Year at a Glance

2016-2017

2017-2018

AY 2017-2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

AY 2016-2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

AY 2015-2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016


Course Schedule Descriptions

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Graduate Information Science Course Descriptions

Graduate Telecommunications Course Descriptions

Special Topics Courses

Graduate Information Science Special Topics Courses

These courses are offered on specialized and current topics.

INFSCI 2915 FOUNDATIONS

  • 2016-17 INFSCI 2915 Topics: Machine Learning Introduction to machine learning such as designing a machine learning system, learning settings and tasks, decision trees, k-nearest-neighbor estimation; Mathematical foundations including linear algebra, probability theory, statistical tests; Kernel Machines: kernels, reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces, representer theorem, support vector machines for classification, regression and ranking, kernel construction, kernels for structured data; Clustering methods such as k-means, hierarchical clustering, spectral clustering, evaluation metrics; Statistical Learning Theory including PAC learning, consistency, VC dimension, generalization and models comparison; Applications to image and video categorization.

INFSCI 2935 COGNITIVE

INFSCI 2955 SYSTEM & TECHNOLOGY

  • 2016-17 INFSCI 2955 Topics: Toward a Science of Cybersecurity This course, in broad strokes, investigates the prospects for the development of a science of cybersecurity. The course will focus upon the use of experimentation in science, as well as a coarse-grained general survey of scientific practice. Our driving questions will include (among others): Can there be a science of Cybersecurity? How can Cybersecurity operate at the level of prediction, as opposed to the level of classification? What distinguishes an endeavor as scientific? What factors contribute to the success of an experiment? Should experimentation in cybersecurity differ fundamentally from experimentation in traditional sciences? We will be dedicated to identifying some of the features that characterize science, to recognizing some of the foundational obstacles faced by scientists, and to understanding what it means to implement (for example) internal validity, external validity, and replication/recreation in one’s experimental practice.

INFSCI 2965 SEMINARS: SPECIAL TOPICS

  • 2016-17 INFSCI 2965 Topics: Gender and the Global Information Technology Sector (Cross-listed with INFSCI 3150, LIS 2975, & LIS 3970) The growing trend toward outsourcing, off shoring, and dispersion of work across national boundaries means that students entering the workforce in the twenty-first century must be prepared to deal with a global client base and global colleagues. Part of this preparation includes understanding the gender diversity of colleagues, clients and users with whom you will be working — both virtually and face-to-face — to develop, deploy and use information technology solutions. This course takes a cross-cultural examination of gender as it relates to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in general, and the information technology field, in particular. Understanding the gender and cultural diversity of both colleagues and users will have ramifications for the way in which work is accomplished, user requirements for technology are understood, and interaction with computer-based tools is accomplished. However, to varying degrees around the world, women are underrepresented in the in STEM, generally, and in the IT field, in particular. They are under represented both in the IT workforce and in the conceptualization of the IT user. Similarly, a dominant model of masculinity is associated with technology development, deployment and use. For these reasons, it is necessary for those working in STEM fields to have an understanding of gender issues in order to have a complete understanding of users, and to work productively with colleagues.

Graduate Telecommunications Special Topics Courses

TELCOM 2931 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NETWORKING
Selected relevant subjects in networking, either as a traditional course or as a survey of new literature. Content varies depending on student and instructor interest.

  • 2016-17 TELCOM 2931 Topics: INTERNET OF THINGS This special topics class will focus on an exploration of the Internet of Things (IoT). The course considers different aspects of (and perspectives on) IoT – sensor networks, pervasive computing, applications, consumer devices, and intelligent services. The course will review network protocols for IoT (Bluetooth, 802.15.4, LTE, 6LoWPAN, RFID, etc), discuss several IoT hardware platforms, describe software tools and web services that support IoT, and examine the security and privacy issues. Case studies will be discussed throughout the course. (Prerequisites: TELCOM 2000/INFSCI 1070: or equivalent computer networks course)

TELCOM 2932 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Selected relevant subjects in telecommunications, either as a traditional course or as a survey of new literature. Content varies depending on student and instructor interest.

TELCOM 2933 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS
Selected relevant subjects in telecommunications, either as a traditional course or as a survey of new literature. Content varies depending on student and instructor interest.

TELCOM 2934 SPECIAL TOPICS IN TELCOM ADMINISTRATION
Selected relevant subjects in telecommunications, either as a traditional course or as a survey of new literature. Content varies depending on student and instructor interest.

TELCOM 2935 SPECIAL TOPICS IN TELCOM ECONOMICS & POLICY
Selected relevant subjects in telecommunications policy or economics, either as a traditional course or as a survey of new literature. Content varies depending on student and instructor interest

TELCOM 2936 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN COMMUNICATIONS
Selected relevant subjects in human communications, either as traditional course or as survey of new literature. Content varies depending on student and instructor interest.

TELCOM 2937 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS
Selected relevant subjects in wireless telecommunications, either as traditional course or as survey of new literature. Content varies depending on student and instructor interest.

TELCOM 2938 SPECIAL TOPICS IN TELCOM SECURITY
Selected relevant subjects in Telecommunications security, either as traditional course or as survey of new literature. Content varies depending on student and instructor interest.