CS 401 & 501: Contemporary Issues in Computer Science

Computer Science Colloquium

Fall 2013


Instructor: Gregory W. Donohoe

Office:Janssen Engineering Building, JEB 237

Email: gdonohoe@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208.885.6501

Office Hours: by appointment. I am usually in the office unless I am traveling.

Class Location: EP 205

Class Day and Time: Monday, 3:30 - 4:20 PM


Textbook: None

Syllabus (pdf)

Class format

This class coincides with the Computer Science Colloquium. It will consist of guest speakers and video presentations chosen to explore current issues in Computer Science. Students will be expected to carry out short writing assignments related to the material presented.


Class Date Speaker Affilitation Topic
1 Aug 26 Video: Shyam Sankar The Rise of Human-Computer Cooperation
- Sep 2 No Class Labor Day
3 Sep 9 Terry Soule UIdaho CS COTSBots
4 Sep 16 Video: Chris Anderson Technology's Long Tail
5 Sep 23 Logan Evans UIdaho CS grad student Challenges of scaling out big data
6 Sep 30 Shawn Pratt Hewlett-Packard Forming software to meet customer need; examples through new IT and mobility
7 Oct 7 Barbara Endicott-Popovsky University of Washington CIAC Absorbed by the Borg: Tools and rules to manage liability in the 21st Century
8 Oct 14 Daniel Johnson Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Agile Development & Scrum: how to produce better products
9 Oct 21 Axel Krings UIdaho CS Intelligent Transportation Systems: a Case of Jamming Attacks
10 Oct 28 Paul Oman UIdaho CS Ethics and legality of drones
11 Nov 4 Doug Park Chief Architect Porting legacy software to multiple platforms
12 Nov 11 Tom Blocker Schweitzer Engineering Lab: PC Software Successful software engineers rely on patterns
13 Nov 18 Clint Jeffery et al UIdaho CS A study of string hashing in programming languages and libraries
- Nov 25 No Class Fall Break
- Dec 2 No Class
14 Dec 9 Milos Manic UIdaho CS Bringing Intelligence to Energy Efficiency


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