Description: Outline of the general information retrieval problem, functional overview of information retrieval. Deterministic models of information retrieval systems; conventional Boolean, fuzzy set theory, p-norm, and vector space models. Probabilistic models. Text analysis and automatic indexing. Automatic query formulation. System-user adaptation and learning mechanisms. Intelligent information retrieval. Retrieval evaluation. Review of new theories and future directions. Practical experience with a working experimental information retrieval system.
Description: Concepts of relational and object-oriented data modeling through the process of data model development including conceptual, logical and physical modeling. Techniques for identifying and creating relationships between discrete data members, reasoning about how data modeling and analysis are incorporated in system design and development, and specification paradigms for data models. Common tools and technologies for engineering systems and frameworks for integrating data. Design and analysis of algorithms and techniques for identification and exploration of data relationships, such as Bayesian probability and statistics, clustering, map-reduce, and web-based visualization.
Description: Fundamentals and implementations of data visualization techniques. Programming skills and practices in interactive visualization applications. Visualization foundations, human perception for information processing, and visualization techniques for different data types, such as scalar-field data, vector-field data, geospatial data, multivariate data, graph/network data, and text/document data. Advanced visualization algorithms and topics as time permits.
CSCE 413/813 involves practical experience with a working database system.
Description: Data and storage models for database systems; entity/relationship, relational, and constraint models; relational databases; relational algebra and calculus; structured query language; Logical database design: normalization; integrity; distributed data storage; concurrency; security issues. Spatial databases and geographic information systems.
Description: Constraint processing for articulating and solving industrial problems such as design, scheduling, and resource allocation. The foundations of constraint satisfaction, its basic mechanisms (e.g., search, backtracking, and consistency-checking algorithms), and constraint programming languages. New directions in the field, such as strategies for decomposition and for symmetry identification.
Description: Mathematical preliminaries. Strategies for algorithm design, including divide-and-conquer, greedy, dynamic programming and backtracking. Mathematical analysis of algorithms. Introduction to NP-Completeness theory, including the classes P and NP, polynomial transformations and NP-complete problems.
Description: Turing machine model of computation: deterministic, nondeterministic, alternating, probabilistic. Complexity classes: Time and space bounded, deterministic, nondeterministic, probabilistic. Reductions and completeness. Complexity of counting problems. Non-uniformity. Lower bounds. Interactive proofs.
Description: Review of program language structures, translation, loading, execution, and storage allocation. Compilation of simple expressions and statements. Organization of a compiler including compile-time and run-time symbol tables, lexical scan, syntax scan, object code generation, error diagnostics, object code optimization techniques, and overall design.
Description: Introduction to the classical theory of computer science. Finite state automata and regular languages, minimization of automata. Context free languages and pushdown automata, Turing machines and other models of computation, undecidable problems, introduction to computational complexity.
Description: Architecture of single-processor (Von Neumann or SISD) computer systems. Evolution, design, implementation, and evaluation of state-of-the-art systems. Memory Systems, including interleaving, hierarchies, virtual memory and cache implementations; Communications and I/O, including bus architectures, arbitration, I/O processors and DMA channels; and Central Processor Architectures, including RISC and Stack machines, high-speed arithmetic, fetch/execute overlap, and parallelism in a single-processor system.
CSCE 432 assumes knowledge of computer architecture, pipelining, memory hierarchy, instruction level parallelism, and compiler principles.
Description: High performance computing at the processor level. The underlying principles and micro-architectures of contemporary high-performance processors and systems. State-of the-art architectural approaches to exploiting instruction level parallelism for performance enhancements. Case studies of actual systems highlight real-world trade-offs and theories.
Prerequisites: CSCE 335 or permission.
Description: Introduction to VLSI design using metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) devices primarily aimed at computer science majors with little or no background in the physics or circuitry of such devices. Includes design of nMOS and CMOS logic, data-path, control unit, and highly concurrent systems as well as topics in design automation.
CSCE 435/835 is designed for CSCE and non-CSCE students who have an interest in building or programming clusters to enhance their computationally-intense research.
Description: Build and program clusters. Cluster construction, cluster administration, cluster programming, and grid computing.
Description: Embedded hardware design techniques; transceiver design and low-power communication techniques; sensors and distributed sampling techniques; embedded software design and embedded operating systems; driver development; embedded debugging techniques;hardware and software architectures of embedded systems; and design, development, and implementation of embedded applications.
Description: System-level and device-level topics in the design, implementation, and use of file and storage systems. Components and organization of storage systems, disk drive hardware and firmware, multi-disk systems, RAID's, local distributed and P2P file systems, and low-power design.
Description: Basics of sensor networks; theoretical and practical insight into wireless sensor networks, including low-power hardware and wireless communication principles; networking in wireless sensor networks; and applications of sensor networks, such as multimedia, underwater, and underground. A group project that provides hands-on interaction with a wireless sensor network testbed.
Description: Fundamental theory and algorithms for real world robot systems. Design and build a robot platform and implement algorithms in C++ or other high level languages. Topics include: open and closed loop control, reactive control, localization, navigation, path planning, obstacle avoidance, dynamics, kinematics, manipulation and grasping, sensing, robot vision processing, and data fusion.
Description: Principles of numerical computing and error analysis covering numerical error, root finding, systems of equations, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, and differential equations. Modeling real-world engineering problems on digital computers. Effects of floating point arithmetic.
Prerequisites: MATH 314
Description: Mathematics and algorithms for numerically stable matrix and linear algebra computations, including solution of linear systems, computation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, singular value decomposition, and QR decomposition.
Description: Organization and structure of operating systems. Control, communication, and synchronization of concurrent processes. Processor and job scheduling. Memory organization and management including paging, segmentation, and virtual memory. Resource management. Deadlock avoidance, detection, recovery. File system concepts and structure. Protection and security. Substantial programming.
Prerequisites: CSCE 451/851.
Description: Organization and structure of distributed operating systems. Control, communication and synchronization of concurrent processes in the context of distributed systems. Processor allocation and scheduling. Deadlock avoidance, detection, recovery in distributed systems. Fault tolerance. Distributed file system concepts and structure.
Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of parallel computation and applied algorithm design. Methods and models of modern parallel computation; general techniques for designing efficient parallel algorithms for distributed and shared memory multiprocessor machines; principles and practice in programming an existing parallel machine.
Description: Introduction to basic concepts of system administration. Operating systems and networking overview. User and resource management. Networking, systems and internet related security. System services and common applications, web services, database services, and mail servers. Basic scripting in shell, Perl, and Expect. Systems administration on UNIX® platform.
Description: Introduction to the architecture of communication networks and the rudiments of performance modeling. Circuit switching, packet switching, hybrid switching, protocols, local and metro area networks, wide area networks and the Internet, elements of performance modeling, and network programming. Network security, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), optical, wireless, cellular, and satellite networks, and their performance studies.
Description: Concepts and principles of data and network security. Focuses on practical aspects and application of crypto systems in security protocols for networks such as the Internet. Topics include: applications of cryptography and cryptosystems for digital signatures, authentication, network security protocols for wired and wireless networks, cyberattacks and countermeasures, and security in modern computing platforms.
Description: Paradigms, systems, and languages for Internet applications. Client-side and server-side programming, object-based and event-based distributed programming, and multi-tier applications. Coverage of specific technologies varies.
Description: Discussion of theoretical and practical insight to wireless communications and wireless networking, current practices, and future trends. Wireless network architectures, mobility management, radio propagation, modulation, power control, antennas, channel access, pricing, and standards.
Letter grade only.
Description: Introduction to the concepts, principles, and state-of-the-art methods in software design and architecture. Topics include application of software engineering process models and management approaches for the design and architecture of large-scale software systems, trade-offs of designing for qualities such as performance, security, and dependability, and techniques and tools for analyzing and evaluating software architectures.
Letter grade only.
Description: In-depth coverage of problems related to software quality, and approaches for addressing them. Topics include testing techniques, dynamic and static program analysis techniques, and other approaches for verifying software qualities. Tool support for performing testing, verification, and analysis will also be studied.
Letter grade only.
Description: In-depth coverage of processes, methods and techniques for determining, or deciding, what a proposed software system should do. Topics include the requirements engineering process, identification of stakeholders, requirements elicitation techniques, methods for informal and formal requirements documentation, techniques for analyzing requirements models for consistency and completeness, and traceability of requirements across system development and evolution. Tool support for modeling functional and non-functional requirements to support elicitation and analysis will be studied.
Description: Display and recording devices; incremental plotters; point, vector, and character generation; grey scale displays, digitizers and scanners, digital image storage; interactive and passive graphics; pattern recognition; data structures and graphics software; the mathematics of three dimensions; homogeneous coordinates; projections and the hidden-line problem.
Description: Fundamentals and trends in bioinformatics. Scoring matrices and pairwise sequence alignments via dynamic programming, BLAST, and other heuristics. Multiple sequence alignments. Applications of machine learning methods such as hidden Markov models and support vector machines to biological problems such as family modeling and phylogeny.
Description: Digital imaging systems, digital image processing, and low-level computer vision. Data structures, algorithms, and system analysis and modeling. Digital image formation and presentation, image statistics and descriptions, operations and transforms, and system simulation. Applications include system design, restoration and enhancement, reconstruction and geometric manipulation, compression, and low-level analysis for computer vision.
Description: High-level processing for image understanding and high-level vision. Data structures, algorithms, and modeling. Low-level representation, basic pattern-recognition and image-analysis techniques, segmentation, color, texture and motion analysis, and representation of 2-D and 3-D shape. Applications for content-based image retrieval, digital libraries, and interpretation of satellite imagery.
CSCE 474/874 requires the completion of a project involving the application of data mining techniques to real-world problems.
Description: Data mining and knowledge discovery methods and their application to real-world problems. Algorithmic and systems issues. Statistical foundations, association discovery, classification, prediction, clustering, spatial data mining and advanced techniques.
Description: Distributed problem solving and planning, search algorithms for agents, distributed rational decision making, learning multiagent systems, computational organization theory, formal methods in Distributed Artificial Intelligence, multiagent negotiations, emergent behaviors (such as ants and swarms), and Robocup technologies and real-time coalition formation.
Description: Introduction to basic principles, techniques, and tools now being used in the area of machine intelligence. Languages for AI programming introduced with emphasis on LISP. Lecture topics include problem solving, search, game playing, knowledge representation, expert systems, and applications.
Description: Introductory course on cryptography and computer security. Topics: classical cryptography (substitution, Vigenere, Hill and permutation ciphers, and the one-time pad); Block ciphers and stream ciphers; The Data Encryption Standard; Public-key cryptography, including RSA and El-Gamal systems; Signature schemes, including the Digital Signature Standard; Key exchange, key management and identification protocols.
MATH/STAT 380 or ELEC 305 recommended.
Description: Introduction to the fundamentals and current trends in machine learning. Possible applications for game playing, text categorization, speech recognition, automatic system control, date mining, computational biology, and robotics. Theoretical and empirical analyses of decision trees, artificial neural networks, Bayesian classifiers, genetic algorithms, instance-based classifiers and reinforcement learning.
Description: Introduction to the concepts, design and application of connection-based computing begins by simulating neural networks, focusing on competing alternative network architectures, including sparse distributed memories, Hopfield networks, and the multilayered feed-forward systems. Construction and improvement of algorithms used for training of neural networks addressed to reduce training time and improve generalization. Algorithms for training and synthesizing effective networks implemented in high level language programs running on conventional computers. Emphasis on methods for synthesizing and simplifying network architectures for improved generalization. Application areas include: pattern recognition, computer vision, robotics medical diagnosis, weather and economic forecasting.
CSCE 490/890 will not count toward a major or minor in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Topics vary.
Description: Aspects of computers and computing for non-Computer Science and Computer Engineering majors and/or minors.
Description: Experiential learning in conjunction with an approved industrial or governmental agency under the joint supervision of an outside sponsor and a faculty member. A detailed project proposal must be prepared by the student and approved by the department prior to the start of the project. A final report must be submitted.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing.
Description: Aspects of computers and computing not covered elsewhere in the curriculum presented as the need arises.
Prerequisites: Permission of adviser
Designed for students pursuing a non-thesis option (Option III) to work on a project under the supervision of a member of the computer science and engineering faculty.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing.
Description: Independent project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Computer Science. Solution and documentation of a computer problem demanding a thorough knowledge of either the numerical or nonnumerical aspects of computer science.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Prerequisites: CSCE 810
Description: Aspects of natural language processing on digital computers. Analysis of information content by statistical, syntactic, and logical methods. Search and matching techniques. Automatic retrieval systems, question-answering systems. Evaluation of retrieval effectiveness.
Prerequisites: CSCE 813
Description: Database system topics, coverage varying from year to year. Examples: Normalization theory; statistical databases; distributed databases; failure recovery; implementation issues. Readings in the current literature.
Prerequisites: CSCE421/821 or instructor permission
Description: A continuation of the course on Foundations of Constraint Processing (CSCE 421/821). Intended for students with some sophistication and considerable interest in exploring methods for designing and using algorithms useful for solving combinatorial problems. The goal of the course is to study, analyze and critique seminal and recent research papers. Projects are optional.
Prerequisites: CSCE 423/823 or permission
Description: Analysis of performance of algorithms on random access machines and Turing machines, data structures for design of efficient algorithms, sorting algorithms, divide and conquer strategies, algorithms on graphs and their performance bounds, pattern matching algorithms, achievable lower bounds on complexity, NP complete problems.
Prerequisites: CSCE 423/823 or permission
Description: Review concepts related to analysis of algorithms and graph theory. Classical graph theoretic algorithms including Eulerian paths, Hamiltonian circuits, shortest paths, network flows and traveling salesman. Planar graph algorithms. Theory of alternating chains and algorithms for graph matching problems. Approximate and parallel algorithms. Applications of graph algorithms to engineering and physical sciences.
Description: Scheduling theory with particular emphasis to its application in computer science. Polynomial-time algorithms, NP-hardness proofs and analysis of heuristics. Minimization of makespan and mean flow time. Real-Time scheduling.
Prerequisites: CSCE 830
Description: Recent advances in computer architecture including the effects of VLSI and methods of improving performance. Parallelism, pipelining, vector and array processors, multiprocessors and distributed processors, and data-flow architectures.
Prerequisites: CSCE 834 or permission
Description: Increasing density of microelectronic circuits makes them harder to test during production and field operation. Theory and techniques developed to solve this problem. Faults and fault modeling; algorithms for test generation and fault simulation; built-in-self-test methods and standards; design for testability; and self-checking circuits.
Prerequisites: CSCE 830 or permission
Description: Theory and practice of creating extremely dependable digital systems through online fault-tolerance. Emphasizes modular redundancy in hardware and software to permit detection, masking, and removal of faulty components. Case studies from aerospace, banking, and other disciplines. Fault classification, error detection and diagnosis, dependability metrics, Byzantine Agreement, design trade-offs, and system simulation and modeling (esp. Markov).
Description: Introduction to the research, design, and analysis of cyber-physical systems - the tight integration of computing, control, and communication. Applications for CPS research are far reaching and span medical devices, smart buildings, vehicle systems, and mobile computing.
Prerequisites: CSCE 862
Description: Advanced-level course on the recent development in computer networks. Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN), Broadband-ISDN and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Multimedia Source and Traffic Characteristics, Source Policing, Scheduling and Quality of Service, Wireless Communication, Tracking of Mobile Users, Performance Computer networks.
Prerequisites: CSCE 462/862 or equivalent
Description: State-of-the-art optical communication networks, encompassing traditional networks operating on optical fiber and next-generation networks such as wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) and optical time division multiplexed (OTDM) networks. Fundamentals of optical network design, control, and management. Optical network design and modeling, routing and wavelength assignment algorithms, optical network simulation tools and techniques.
Prerequisites: MATH 817 desirable
Description: Channels, introduction to information theory, Shannon's fundamental theorem, Linear codes, Hamming codes, Reed-Muller codes, cyclic codes, idempotents, BCH codes, Reed-Solomon codes, Quadratic residue codes, perfect single-error correcting codes, Sphere packings, the Golay codes, Lloyds theorem, nonexistence theorems, weight enumerators, the MacWilliams equation, association schemes, quasi-symmetric designs, polarities of designs, extension of graphs, self-orthogonal codes and designs.
Description: Recent advances in the field of software engineering. Software reuse, artificial intelligence approaches to software design, usability and requirements engineering, and design environments. Computer tools for the design of software products. Analysis of software artifacts. Coordination in distributed software development. Readings from current software engineering literature discussed and evaluated. Students will participate in a group project which investigates specific software engineering research topics.
Description: Introduction to statistical decision theory, adaptive classifiers, supervised and non-supervised training. Pattern recognition systems: Transducers, feature extractors, decision units. Applications to optical character recognition, speech processing, remote sensing.
Prerequisites: CSCE 471/871
Description: Advanced algorithmic techniques for bioinformatics. Development and analysis of string matching, graph theoretic and dynamic programming techniques applied to systems and computational biology problems such s multiple sequence alignment, alignment of DNA and protein sequences, genome rearrangements, and phylogeny and haplotypes.
Description: Core theory of the machine learning technique called support vector machines. Margin, kernels, and the formulation of a machine learning problem as an optimization problem that can be solved optimally. Implementation issues, kernel design, the appropriateness of various kernels for different applications, and regularization.
Description: Introduction of the motivation and current implementations of advanced genetic algorithms. These algorithms are built on basic principles borrowed from biology. Illustrates how a novel, implicitly-parallel search is implemented to obtain solutions for combinatorically-difficult problems.
Prerequisites: CSCE 876
For students with some sophistication and considerable interest in exploring methods of designing and using algorithms useful for finding adequate answers to combinatorically large problems that require largely symbolic rather than numeric computing.
Description: Study, analyze and critique basic and current research papers and to engage in artificial intelligence projects and experiments either alone or in small groups. Artificial intelligence environments, tools and expert system building. Class participation will be encouraged for the review of the more recent AI literature.
Description: History of public cryptology; elements of statistics, combinatorics, number theory, group theory; symmetric and asymmetric cryptosystems, "trap door" functions; public key cryptosystems; RSA and knapsack; levels of cryptographic security; computational complexity of algorithms; National Bureau of Standards-DES ( Standard); block and stream cyphers; cypher key management; protection of proprietary software and data.
Description: The state-of-the-art methods for supervised training of neural networks followed by the implementation and application of genetic algorithms. Evolution and self-organization of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems for solving problems of pattern recognition, cognition, and control. Obtaining insight into the internal workings of neural networks. Current theories and experimental testing used for analysis and testing of connections and thresholds of trained neural networks. Reference materials include research reports, papers, and books on the theory and design of neural network based processors and problem solving systems.
Description: Frontiers of an area of computer science.
Description: Investigation of minor research problems to introduce graduate students to the methods of research in computer science by assigning a problem which is of research interest but within the capacity of a graduate student to complete within a semester.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair