CSCI 6370 / CSCI 4370 / ITWS 6970 / ITWS 4960: Data and Society
Instructor: Professor Francine Berman, bermaf_at_rpi.edu
Time: Spring Semester 2018, Fridays: 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Office Hours: Fridays: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. or by appointment, AE 218
The course is open to graduate and undergraduate students in computer science and ITWS. Other majors will be considered by approval of the instructor as space allows.
Data and Society focuses on how data is changing how we work and live.
The course provides an overview of the data-driven world touching on big data, the Internet of Things, data rights and privacy, data and health, and other topics.
Course meetings consist of lectures, student presentations and a guest speaker.
The guest speaker this semester is Leslie McIntosh, Executive Director of Research Data Alliance / United States.
Class Intro and Syllabus / Op-Ed Instructions / Presentation template
January 26: Big Data 1 / Presentations
February 2: Big Data 2 / Presentations
February 9: Data and Science / Presentations
February 14: Presentations
February 16: Data and Health -- Guest Speaker Dr. Leslie McIntosh
February 21: Presentations
Data and Society is a communication-intensive course.
Assignments will help build writing, presentation, and critical thinking and assessment skills, all of which are important for professional success.
Both graduates and undergraduates are welcome. For additional information, contact Professor Fran Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 23: Data Stewardship and Preservation / Research paper instructions
February 28: Presentations
March 2: Class cancelled due to snow
March 7: Presentations / Op-ed final due
March 9: No class / paper preparation
March 16: Spring Break
March 21: No class / paper preparation
March 28: Presentations
March 30: Data Infrastructure
April 6: Data rights, policy, regulation / Presentations
April 11: Presentations
April 13: Data and ethics / Presentations
April 18: Presentations
April 20: Data and communication / Presentations
April 27: Data futures / Presentations