Information Course Schedule spring 2004

Core

7 weeks - 4 hours of laboratory per week. This course introduces software skills used in building prototype scripts for applications in data science and information management. The course gives an overview of procedural programming, object-oriented programming, and functional programming techniques in the Python scripting language, together with an overview of fundamental data structures, associated algorithms, and asymptotic performance analysis. Students will watch a set of instructional videos covering material and will have four hours of laboratory-style course contact each week.

TuTh 10:30-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): John Chuang, Doug Tygar
Three hours of lecture per week for seven and one-half weeks. This is one of two modules that cover the required management component of the core requirement for the MIMS degree. This module covers systems and project management, focusing on the process of information systems analysis and design.
MW 10:30-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein
Three hours of lecture per week for seven and one-half weeks. This is one of two modules that cover the required management component of the core requirements for the MIMS degree. This module covers the basic concepts and skills for managing the process of organizational change that is implicit in every new technology system.
MW 10:30-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Peter Lyman

General

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 203 or consent of instructor. The transmission and use of information within groups such as work groups and organizations. Information flows in organizations. Organizations as information processors. Collaboration. Computer assisted cooperative work. Influencing strategies. Adoption of innovation. The uses of information for coordination and communication within organizations.
Th 2-5 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): AnnaLee Saxenian

Three hours of lecture per week. The role of information and information technology in organizations and society. Topics include societal needs and demands, sociology of knowledge and science, diffusion of knowledge and technology, information seeking and use, information and culture, and technology and culture.

M 2:30-5:30 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Nancy Van House
Three hours of lecture per week. User interface design and human-computer interaction. Examination of alternative design. Tools and methods for design and development. Human computer interaction. Methods for measuring and evaluating interface quality.
TuTh 9-10:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marti Hearst

This course addresses concepts and methods of user experience research, from understanding and identifying needs, to evaluating concepts and designs, to assessing the usability of products and solutions. We emphasize methods of collecting and interpreting qualitative data about user activities, working both individually and in teams, and translating them into design decisions. Students gain hands-on practice with observation, interview, survey, focus groups, and expert review. Team activities and group work are required during class and for most assignments. Additional topics include research in enterprise, consulting, and startup organizations, lean/agile techniques, mobile research approaches, and strategies for communicating findings.

TuTh 2-3:30 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Nancy Van House

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 202 or consent of instructor. Theories and methods for searching and retrieval of text and bibliographic information. Analysis of relevance, utility. Statistical and linguistic methods for automatic indexing and classification. Boolean and probabilistic approaches to indexing, query formulation, and output ranking. Filtering methods. Measures of retrieval effectiveness and retrieval experimentation methodology.

TuTh 10:30-12 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ray Larson

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 202 or consent of instructor. Standards and practices for organization and discription of bibliographic, textual, and non textual collections. Design, selection, maintenance and evaluation of cataloging, classification, indexing and thesaurus systems for specific settings. Codes, formats and standards for data representation and transfer of data.

MW 9-10:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Buckland

The design and presentation of digital information. Use of graphics, animation, sound, visualization software, and hypermedia in presenting information to the user. Methods of presenting complex information to enhance comprehension and analysis. Incorporation of visualization techniques into human-computer interfaces. Three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory per week.

W 2-5 — 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.

TuTh 12:30-2 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Ray Larson
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.
TuTh 12:30-2 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Peter Lyman
Three hours of lecture per week. The organization and administration of library services and their place in the institutions and communities they serve. Governance, collections, and buildings. Planning, organizing, innovation, staffing, budgeting, controlling. Technological change, digital libraries. Political and economic aspects.
F 9-12 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Buckland

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 6
MW 4-5:30 — 135 Cheit
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 15
Tu 2-3 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Buckland

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
Tu 6-9 — F320 Haas
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 5
Tu 2-4 — F320 Haas
Instructor(s): Trudy Kehret-Ward

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
Tu 2-4 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Alex Miłowski

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

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
MW 4-5:30 — 130 Wheeler
Instructor(s): Nikhil Krishnan

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
MW 12:30-2 — 202 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 2
Tu 4-6 — 202 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 12
Th 4-6 — F320 Haas
Instructor(s): Todd Morrill, Wendy Adams

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
TuTh 9:30-11 — 325 Cheit
Instructor(s): Terrence Hendershott

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

Section 10
Th 2-4 — 110 Cheit
Instructor(s): Charles Wu

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 8-9:30 — F320 Haas
Instructor(s): Henry Chesbrough

Seminar

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

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
M 2-5 — 205 South Hall
Instructor(s): Edmund Egan