IST 511  Information Management - Information and Technology
  Fall 2012

Instructor: Dr. C. Lee Giles

Time and Place: Fall, 2012. 2:30-5:30 PM, Monday, 201a IST Bldg.

Office Hours:  Dr. Lee Giles,  IST 311A, 4 PM, Tuesday, or TBA

Course Overview

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.

Course Mission Statement:

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 presentation.

Students should also get a broad understanding of the research and scholarship in computational informatics that exists in the College of Information Sciences and Technology.

Course Prerequisites:

IST students should be taking or have taken IST 501. Some background in algorithms would be useful.


Student Performance Evaluation

Research Report and Presentation
 50 points
 20 points
Class Participation and Presentations
 30 points

The research paper and presentation is an individual project. All exercise assignments unless stated are individual assignments.

Late Policy: All exercise 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 available.

For more information on any of the above, please contact Lee Giles.

Texts and Readings:  No text is required. Online papers, articles and chapters and selections from wikipedia and online books will be used.

Email: 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.

  This schedule is subject to change. Please check it on a regular basis for assignments. Some classes will have online handouts. It is the student's responsibility to download that material.

Course 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.

Student Homepages: Graduate student homepages help promote discussions and collaborations.

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