Information Course Schedule fall 2001

Core

8 weeks; 3 hours of lecture per week. This course introduces the intellectual foundations of information organization and retrieval: conceptual modeling, semantic representation, vocabulary and metadata design, classification, and standardization, as well as information retrieval practices, technology, and applications, including computational processes for analyzing information in both textual and non-textual formats.

TTh 10:30-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ray Larson Warren Sack
Three hours of lecture per week. The impact of information and information systems, technology, practices, and artifacts on how people organize their work, interact, and understand experience. Social issues in information systems design and management: assessing user needs, involving users in system design, and understanding human-computer interaction and computer-mediated work and communication. Use of law and other policies to mediate the tension between free flow and constriction of information.
TTh 12:30-2 — 202 South Hall

General

Three hours of lecture per week. Factors strongly impacting the success of new computing and communications products and services (based on underlying technologies such as electronics and software) in commercial applications. Technology trends and limits, economics, standardization, intellectual property, government policy, and industrial organizations. Strategies to manage the design and marketing of successful products and services.
MW 9:30-11 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): David Messerschmitt, Carl Shapiro
Info 235. Cyberlaw (3 units)

Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to legal issues in information management, antitrust, contract management, international law including intellectual property, trans-border data flow, privacy, libel, and constitutional rights.

TTh 3-4:25 — 105 Boalt Hall
Instructor(s): Pamela Samuelson

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 206 or equivalent. Communications concepts, network architectures, data communication software and hardware, networks (e.g. LAN, wide), network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP), network management, distributed information systems. Policy and management implications of the technology.

MW 11-12:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): John Chuang
Three hours of lecture, one hour of programming laboratory per week. Prerequisites: An introductory programming course in a high-level language (such as C, Java, or C++) and consent of instructor. Introduction to programming paradigms, including object-oriented design. Introduction to design and analysis of algorithms, includingalgorithms for sorting and searching. Analysis, use, and implementation of data structures important for information processing systems, including arrays, lists, strings, b-trees, and hash tables. Introduction to formal languages including regular expressions and context-free grammars.
TTh 9-10:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marti Hearst

Three hours of lecture per week. Introduction to relational, hierarchical, network, and object-oriented database management systems. Database design concepts, query languages for database applications (such as SQL), concurrency control, recovery techniques, database security. Issues in the management of databases. Use of report writers, application generators, high level interface generators.

TTh 2:30-4 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ray Larson
Three hours of lecture per week. Quantitative methods for data collection and analysis. Research design. Conceptualization, operationalization, measurement. Modes of data collection, including experiments, survey research, observation. Sampling. Basics of data analysis.
WF 2-3:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Rashmi Sinha
Three hours of lecture per week. Theory and practice of naturalistic inquiry. Grounded theory. Ethnographic methods including interviews, focus groups, naturalistic observation. Case studies. Analysis of qualitative data. Issues of validity and generalizability in qualitative research.
TTh 11-12:30 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Peter Lyman

Special Topics

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 1
M 2-5 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Dale Dougherty

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 2
Tu 4-5:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): John Canny, Nancy Van House

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 3
WF 11-12:30 — C110 Cheit Hall
Instructor(s): Andy Dong, Sara Beckman

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 4
W 2-5 — C125 Cheit Hall
Instructor(s): Andrew Isaacs

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 5
Tu 2-5 — C325 Cheit Hall
Instructor(s): Reza Moazzami

Seminar

One hour colloquium per week. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Ph.D. standing in the School of Information. Colloquia, discussion, and readings designed to introduce students to the range of interests of the school.

M 12:30-2 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): John Chuang

Topics in information management and systems and related fields. Specific topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit, with change of content. May be offered as a two semester sequence.

Section 2
W 10-12 — 205 South Hall
Instructor(s): Warren Sack

Topics in information management and systems and related fields. Specific topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit, with change of content. May be offered as a two semester sequence.

Section 1
F 3-5 — 107 South Hall