511 Information Management - Information and Technology
Place: Fall, 2012. 2:30-5:30 PM, Monday, 201a IST Bldg.
Hours: Dr. Lee Giles, IST 311A, 4 PM, Tuesday, or TBA
The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the
theoretical and computational issues involved in managing information
in a computerized system. The objectives of this course are to
introduce theoretical, computational, and practical issues involved in
managing information in a computerized system. The course introduces
theoretical and computational methods for information generation,
modeling, transmission, processing, storage, and analysis. These
methods and topics, mostly algorithmic in nature, explore the links
between the critical constructs of information science and technology.
This course is intended to prepare students to understand, design,
develop and use computational methods in information sciences and
technology. We will explore the
practices, issues and
theoretical foundations of organizing and analyzing information and
information content. These topics will be examined through readings,
discussion, and hands-on
experience using exercises and/or projects and a scholarly paper and
Students should also get a broad understanding of the research and
scholarship in computational informatics that exists in the College of
Information Sciences and
IST students should be taking or have taken IST 501. Some background in
algorithms would be useful.
The research paper and presentation is
exercise assignments unless stated are individual
solution sets are hardcopies
and are due at the beginning of class on the
date assigned. Starting right after the required submission date, 1/3
of the grade will be deducted for every day tardy until no grade is
For more information on any of the above, please contact Lee Giles.
No text is required. Online papers, articles and
chapters and selections from wikipedia and online books will be used.
All email to the instructor and TA about this class should contain
"IST511" in the subject line. For example, the subject line might
read "IST511: Question about ....". Email without this
information might be deleted by spam filters or placed in a folder to
be read at a later date. Email with the appropriate identifier
will usually be read within 24 hours of being received.
schedule is subject to change. Please check it on a regular
for assignments. Some classes will have online handouts. It is the
student's responsibility to download that material.
Materials and References: Course materials can be
found here. There will also be links on the schedule. Powerpoint
presented can be found under the directory "powerpoint"; additional
directories are self explanatory.
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