CSCI 6370 / CSCI 4370 / ITWS 6970 / ITWS 4960: Data and Society
Instructor: Professor Francine Berman, bermaf_at_rpi.edu
Time: Spring Semester 2019, 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-driven applications, and other topics.
Course meetings consist of lectures, student presentations and guest speakers.
Class Intro and Syllabus / Presentation template
January 18: Big Data 1 / Presentations / Group topic project description
January 23: Student Presentations
January 25: Big Data 2 / Presentations / Op-Ed Instructions
February 1: Data and Science / Presentations
February 8: Data stewardship and preservation / Presentations / Group topics due
February 15: Internet of Things
February 20: Student Presentations
February 22: Data and Privacy 1 / Presentations / Op-Ed Drafts due
March 1: Data and Privacy 2 / Presentations / Briefing Instructions
March 13: Student Presentations
March 15: Data and Entertainment -- Guest Speaker: Andy Maltz, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / Presentations / Topic reports 1 due
March 20: Topic presentations 1
March 22: Data and Dating
March 27: NO CLASS
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.
March 29: Digital rights 1 / Op-ed Finals due
April 5: Digital rights 2 / Briefings due
April 10: Student presentations
April 12: Data and Ethics / Presentations / Topic reports 2 and 3 due
April 17: Topic Presentations 2
April 19: Careers in Tech [Kathy Pham] / Presentations
April 24: Student presentations
April 26: Topic presentations 3