Information Course Schedule fall 2003

Upper-Division

An introduction to issues in the preservation, description, and use of tangible forms of cultural heritage. Documentation, ownership, and control of access to cultural heritage resources in the U.S.A. Cultural groups, cultural identity, cultural policies, and cultural institutions (libraries, media, museums, schools, historic sites, etc.). This course satisfies the American cultures requirement.
MW 2-3:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Buckland

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 Marc Davis
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
Instructor(s): Larry Downes, Nancy Van House

General

Three hours of lecture per week. Policy and technical issues related to insuring the accuracy and privacy of information. Encoding and decoding techniques including public and private key encryption. Survey of security problems in networked information environment including viruses, worms, trojan horses, Internet address spoofing.

Th 9-12 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Doug Tygar

Three hours of lecture per week. An examination of the nature of corporate, non-profit, and governmental information policy. The appropriate role of the government in production and dissemination of information, the tension between privacy and freedom of access to information. Issues of potential conflicts in values and priorities in information policy.

MW 11-12:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein
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.
TTh 2-3:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): David Messerschmitt, Hal Varian

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 202, 203 or consent of instructor. Concepts and methods of design, management, creation, and evaluation of multimedia information systems. Theory and practice of digital media production, reception, organization, retrieval, and reuse. Review of applicable digital technology with special emphasis on digital video. Course will involve group projects in the design and development of digital media systems and applications.

MW 3:30-5 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marc Davis

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.

TTh 3:30-5 — 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.
Lab: Th 2-3:30<br>210 South Hall<br>Lecture: TTh 9-10:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Brian Hayes

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 8
TTh 11-12:30 — 220 Cheit
Instructor(s): Larry Downes

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

Section 9
Th 6-9:30 — 110 Cheit
Instructor(s): Angelo Artale

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

Section 17
W 3:30-5 — 202 South Hall

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

Section 13
MW 4-5:30 — 210 Cheit
Instructor(s): Kurt Keutzer

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

Section 14
Tu 4-6 — 210 Cheit
Instructor(s): Thomas Sanders

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

Section 12
Tu 2-4 — 220 Cheit
Instructor(s): Richard Grant

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
MW 12:40-1:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Robert Glushko Scott McMullan

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

Section 7
M 6-9:30 — C320 Cheit
Instructor(s): Reza Moazzami

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
W 2-3 — 205 South Hall
Instructor(s): Robert Glushko

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

Section 11
TTh 8-9:30 — 125 Cheit
Instructor(s): Henry Chesbrough

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
MW 9:30 - 11 — 220 Cheit
Instructor(s): Alice Agogino
Section 10
MW 11-12:30 — 220 Cheit
Instructor(s): 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 6
MW 4-5:30 — 125 Cheit
Instructor(s): Andrew Isaacs

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 9:30-11 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein

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