August 28 (Tue), 2018 Presentation by Mr. Brown Blake and Ms. Amanda Torres, First-Year Academic Advisor. Introductions of the IEEE student chapter and of the Women in Computing Group. Administrative information: syllabus, grading policy; there is no textbook for this course. Use of iClicker in the course.
September 4 (Tue), 2018 Welcome by the chair of the department of Computer Science and Engineering, Prof. Matt Thatcher. Introduction of the Cybersecurity Club, the Computer Gamers Club, and the Minorities in Computing Group. Presentation "Trends in the Infrastructure of Computing" by Prof. Jason Bakos.
September 11 (Tue), 2018 Class canceled due to mandated university closure due to Hurricane Florence.
September 18 (Tue), 2018 Presentation by Kathryn Kinniburgh USC Career Center (CEC Satellite Office).
September 25 (Tue), 2018 Introduction of the ACM student chapter. Presentation by Dr. Matthew Simmons on Digital Humanities.
October 2 (Tue), 2018 Presentation by Robert Adams of Capgemini on Computing in the Insurance Industry. Career presentations by Mr. Adams, Senior Director, Insurance Practice, Ann Jessup, Assistant Director, Human Resources ADTC, Allan Taylor, Cloud Practice Lead / Cloud Engineer, and Kevin McRae, Applications Consultant in Digital Manufacturing and recent Computer Information System alumnus.
October 9 (Tue), 2018 "Life in Industry," a presentation by Dr. Jerrold Heyman of Dell EMC.
October 16 (Tue), 2018 Presentation by Mr. Brown Blake and Ms. Amanda Torres, First-Year Academic Advisors, in preparation of advisement for spring 2019. Presentation on Blockchain.
October 23 (Tue), 2018 Presentation by Mr. Paul Sagona, University of South Carolina Interim Executive Director of Research Computing, and Mr. Ben Torkian, University of South Carolina Senior Application Scientist: "Support for Research Computing: the University of South Carolina Research Computing Program."
October 30 (Tue), 2018 Presentation by Prof. Duncan Buell, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina: "First Year English as Big Data: Analyzing written text regarding revision and use of linguistic features."
November 13 (Tue), 2018 Presentation by Mr. Chris King, co-founder of IDV, Inc. on the SpeedTree modeling software system.
November 20 (Tue), 2018 Presentation by Mr. Chris Pierson, IT Manager at SCANA: "Computing from an Electric and Gas Utility Perspective."
November 27 (Tue), 2018 Students are asked to submit HW1, if they have not done so yet, and to check the course gradebook on blackboard. Presentation (by M.V): Judea Pearl, 2011 ACM A.M. Turing Award Winner.
December 5 (Tue), 2018 Presentation (by M.V.) on Programming Language Paradigms. End of course questionnaire.