April 13: Milestone 7 has been posted. It is due on the last day of class, Tuesday, May 11.
Next Milestones: Milestone 6 Due on Tuesday, April 13.
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|Date||Topic||Presenter||Slides / Video (>500mb each)|
|January 26||Class Introduction||Dr. Agrawala||Slides [pptx] [pdf]|
|January 28||Information Dynamics||Dr. Agrawala||Slides [pptx] [pdf] - Video [avi]|
|February 2||Information Dynamics (Continued)||Dr. Agrawala||Slides [pptx] [pdf] - Video [part 1] [part 2]|
|Context-Security Study||Gleneesha Johnson||Slides [ppt] [pdf]|
|February 4||Introduction to Rover||Christian B. Almazan||Slides [pptx] [pdf] - Video [avi]|
|February 16||Information Dynamics (Continued)||Dr. Agrawala||Slides [pptx] [pdf] - Video [avi]|
|February 18||Project Introductions||Groups||Video [wmv]|
|February 23||Information Dynamics (Continued)||Dr. Agrawala||Slides [pptx] [pdf] - Video [wmv]|
|February 25||Thoughts on Context||Christian B. Almazan||Slides [pptx] [pdf] - Video [wmv]|
|March 2||Project Updates||Groups||Video [wmv]|
|March 4||Project Updates||Groups||Video [wmv]|
|Thoughts on Education||Dr. Agrawala||-|
|March 9||Critiques Discussion||Groups||Video [wmv]|
|March 11||Virtual Time||Dr. Agrawala||Slides [pptx] [pdf] - Video [wmv]|
|March 23||Visual Link Analysis||Chris Westphal [Visual Analytics]||Video [wmv]|
|March 25||Time-Based Location||Matthew Mah||Slides [pdf] - Video [wmv]|
|March 30||Peace||Dr. John Grayzel||Video [wmv]|
|April 1||RSSI-based Location||Dr. Agrawala||Slides [pptx] [pdf] - Video [wmv]|
|April 6||What is Quality of "Service"?||Dr. John Waclawsky||Video [wmv]|
|April 8||Project Progress Presentation||Students||Video [wmv]|
|April 13||Intellectual Property||Dr. John Waclawsky||Video [wmv]|
|April 15||Groups' Poster Presentations||Strdent groups||Video [wmv Part 1 Part 2]|
|April 20||Sharing Information||Dr. Agrawala||Video [wmv]|
|April 22||Thinking About Planning||Dr. Agrawala||Video [wmv]|
|April 27||Geolocation Standards and Privacy||Richard Barnes [Raytheon/BBN]||Slides [ppt] - Video - [ wmv Part 1 Part 2]|
|April 29||Technology-Mediated Social/Civic Participation||Dr. Ben Shneiderman||Slides [ppt] - Video [wmv]|
|May 4||Working in the Very Large||John-Francis Mergen||[ppt] - Video [wmv]|
|May 6||Final Presentations||Groups||Video [wmv Part 1 Part 2 Part 3]|
|May 14||Final Exam||Students||8:00am to 10:00am, Same Lecture Room|
It has been stated that in the history of mankind no technology has had such a rapid growth, such a rapid deployment and such a far reaching impact on mankind on a global scale as the information technology since its inception about 5 decades ago. Nearly all aspects of this technology have shown an exponential growth and the impact of the ready access to world-wide information through the Internet has been felt in the remotest corners of the world. Clearly, this technology is impacting most aspects of our life today. However, as most of the growth has been driven by the economic aspects, there has not been any comprehensive look at the technology and its impact on mankind. It seems that the full potential of what can be done with information technology to improve the quality of life has not been realized. At least that is the premise of this course in which we intend to study the question of how the information technology can be used to improve the quality of life of mankind. We propose to explore the answers to this question through a deep understanding of the nature of information itself and its relationship to our daily functions/operations/requirements, etc.
While information technology has to its credit many major achievements, it has not been able to replace man in the loop for many problems. We intend to study the fundamental limitations of the information technology and address the question of what all can be done within the limitations of this technology.
The methodology we intend to follow is that of lectures, group studies, research and exploration, building of proof of concept systems using available testbeds and other facilities, etc. The participants will be organized in groups of 2, possibly 3, and each group will undertake a specific area to explore.