BS Computer Science – Information Internetworks Thread

Represent, transform, transmit, and present information.

The Information Internetworks thread is where computing meets data enterprise. This thread deals with implications in the context of personal and organizational information management. Information Internetworks prepares students for all levels of information management by helping them to capture, represent, organize, transform, communicate, and present data so that it becomes information, using geographically distributed multi-national organizations and information needs as context.

The student who pursues Information Internetworks can combine it with Systems and Architecture to develop information rich distributed systems, with Devices to ensure data synchronization in ad-hoc networks of small devices, with Media to build multiplayer online games, with Modeling to study text retrieval and classification, or with People to pursue research in data visualization.

Information Internetworks

Early Preparation

  • Computer architecture, hardware, and operating systems, basic communication protocols
  • Discrete structures, graph theory
  • Object-oriented design and programming
  • Data structures and programming skills
  • Computer Hardware Architecture
  • Basic Operating Systems
  • Basic Communication networks
  • Discrete structures: Set theory, Graph theory
  • Basic Algorithms (e.g., sorting, searching) and Algorithmic techniques (e.g., greedy search, divide and conquer)
  • Probability and statistics
  • Combinatorics

Knowledge Goals

  • Communications and networking architectures and protocols
  • Data Security and Data Privacy
  • Mobile computing
  • Interoperability issues, distributed object systems and middleware
  • Data modeling and conceptual models
  • Relational data models, object-oriented models
  • Database implementation and principles, data storage, indexing, query optimization, recovery, transactional model, concurrency control and scalability
  • Indexing, Searching, and Mining for Web data and sensor stream data, Multimedia data management, Integrating heterogeneous data sources
  • Data visualization principles especially for large datasets

Skill Outcomes

  • Able to implement network protocols in the context of contemporary operating systems
  • Able to program with sockets, threads, IPAble to implement secure, reliable client/server and peer-to-peer distributed systems
  • Able to develop effective, distributed applications (e.g., multimedia)
  • Able to develop conceptual data models and design relational databases
  • Able to select, design, and implement scalable and secure information management solutions
  • Able to develop effective client-server database applications
  • Familiar with programming languages such as Java, C++, C and principles of implementing secure stand-alone and server side applications

 

Resources and Role Models

 

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Required Courses (For Students in the Program of Study that begins Summer 2012)

View the course prerequisites for the InfoInternetworks Thread.

  • CS1301 Introduction to Computing and Programming, 3
  • CS1331 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming, 3
  • CS1332 Data Structures and Algorithms, 3
  • CS2050 or CS2051 Introduction to Discrete Math for CS, 3
  • CS2110 Computing Organization and Programming, 4
  • CS2200 Computer Systems and Networks, 4
  • CS2340 Objects and Design, 3
  • CS3510 or CS 3511 Design and Analysis of Algorithms, 3

Pick 2 from Introduction to Information Management

  • CS3251 Computer Networking 1, 3
  • CS4235 Introduction to Information Security, 3
  • CS4400 Introduction to Database Systems, 3

Pick 1 from Advanced Information Management:

  • Remaining Course from Intro Info Mgmt pick, 3
  • CS4237 Computer and Network Security, 3
  • CS4251 Computer Networking 2, 3
  • CS4255 Introduction to Network Management, 3
  • CS4261 Mobile Applications and Services for Converged Networks, 3 
  • CS4270 Data Communications Laboratory, 3
  • CS4365 Introduction to Enterprise Computing, 3
  • CS4420 Database System Implementation, 3
  • CS4440 Emerging Database Technologies and Applications, 3
  • CS4460 Information Visualization, 3

Elective Courses (pick and choose whatever courses you wish)

Free Electives (6 hours)

  • FREE-INF1 Free Elective-Information Internetworking, 3
  • FREE-INF2 Free Elective-Information Internetworking, 3

Introduction to Information Management

  • CS3251 Computer Networking 1, 3
  • CS4235 Introduction to Information Security, 3
  • CS4400 Introduction to Database Systems, 3

Pick 1 from Advanced Information Management:

  • CS4237 Computer and Network Security, 3
  • CS4251 Computer Networking 2, 3
  • CS4255 Introduction to Network Management, 3
  • CS4261 Mobile Applications and Services for Converged Networks, 3 
  • CS4270 Data Communications Laboratory, 3
  • CS4365 Introduction to Enterprise Computing, 3
  • CS4420 Database System Implementation, 3
  • CS4440 Emerging Database Technologies and Applications, 3
  • CS4460 Information Visualization, 3