CSCE 190 (Fall 2015): Lecture Log

August 25 (Tue), 2015 HW1 assigned, due September 8, 2015---see main course site for details. Welcome by Prof. Manton Matthews, department chair. Presentations by Nick Stiffler and Lacy Cochran on the ACM student chapter, by Maribeth Bottdorf and Blakely Hoffman on the Women in Computing Group, and by Danielle Talley on the Carolina Gamers Club. Administrative information: syllabus, grading policy; there is no textbook for this course. Jobs in computing and academic subfields of computing: brief introduction.

September 1 (Tue), 2015 Presentation by the instructor of "Trends in the Infrastructure of Computing" by Dr. Jason Bakos.

September 8 (Tue), 2015 HW1 collected. Presentation by Ms. Helen Fields Powers of the USC Career Center (CEC Satellite Office).

September 15 (Tue), 2015 HW2 assigned, due October 6, 2015. (It has been online since September 9, approximately, but it was modified earlier today.) Presentation by Prof. Duncan Buell of the University of South Carolina on the field of Digital Humanities.

September 22(Tue), 2015 Presentation by Dr. Mary K. Harris of Savannah River National Laboratory.

September 29 (Tue), 2015 Presentation by Paul Segona and Ben Torkien on High Performance Computing at the University of South Carolina.

October 13 (Tue), 2015 The meeting of October 6, 2015, was canceled due to inclement weather. Presentation on Health Informatics and Data Mining by Dr. Denise Koessler Gosnell of "Data Science in Industry."

October 20 (Tue), 2015 Presentation on careers in Web Development by Mr. Richard Baldwin of Palmetto Health.

October 27 (Tue), 2015 Presentation on Trends in Software Engineering by Dr. Gregory Gay of the University of South Carolina.

November 3 (Tue), 2015 Presentation by Mr. Chris Pierson, IT Manager, SCANA Corporation: "Computing from an Electric and Gas Utility Perspective."

November 10 (Tue), 2015 Presentation on Trends in Robotics by Dr. Ioannis Rekleitis of the University of South Carolina.

November 17 (Tue), 2015 Presentation on Artificial Intelligence and the Watson Question-Answering System.

November 24 (Tue), 2015 Presentation on Programming Language Paradigms.

December 1 (Tue), 2015 There will be no final exam. See new grading policy. (Synthesis: turn in both homework assignments, get an A. Do it!) Talk on the work of Judea Pearl, 2011 ACM A.M.Turing Award Winner. Student evaluation. End of course.