Courses in Computer Science and Engineering
The relational data model and the SQL query language. Conceptual modeling: entity/relationships, normal forms. XML, XPath, and XQuery. Transactions: recovery and concurrency control. Implementation of a database system. A medium sized project using a rational database backend. Prerequisite: CSE 332; CSE 344.
Study of major developments in software engineering over the past three decades. Topics may include design (information hiding, layering, open implementations), requirements specification (informal and formal approaches), quality assurance (testing, verification and analysis, inspections), reverse and re-engineering (tools, models, approaches). Prerequisite: CSE majors only.
Topics in human-computer interaction, including tools and skills for user interface design, user interface software architecture, rapid prototyping and iterative design, safety and critical systems, evaluation techniques, and computer supported cooperative work. Prerequisite: CSE majors only.
Technology supporting reliable large-scale distributed computing, including transaction programming models, TP monitors, transactional communications, persistent queuing, software fault tolerance, concurrency control and recovery algorithms, distributed transactions, two-phase commit, data replication. Prerequisite: CSE majors only.
A study of developments in operating systems from the 196' s to the present. Topics include operating system structure, protection, virtual memory, communication mechanisms, concurrency, lightweight threads, object-oriented systems, distributed systems, and transaction support in operating systems. Prerequisite: CSE majors only.
Current choices and challenges in network systems. Fundamental concepts combined with emphasis on evaluation of design/operations alternatives. Topics include alternative link, network, and transport-layer technologies, topologies, routing, congestion control multimedia, Ipv6, aTM v. IP, network management and policy issues. Prerequisite: CSE majors only.
Neural computation and learning. Discussions of classic as well as recent papers in neural computing and neuroscience. Participants select one or more papers from a reading list and will lead the corresponding discussion meetings. Specific topics covered include:
- Supervised and unsupervised learning
- Reinforcement learning and imitation learning
- Bayesian inference and relationship to neural networks
- Recurrent and hierarchical networks
- Applications in computer vision, robotics, and brain-computer interfaces