Computing for Good
CS4911/CS6150, Fall 2012, Klaus 1447, MWF 2-3.
Instructors: Gregory Abowd (Office hours: Mon 1-2pm in TSRB) and Santosh Vempala (Office hours: Fri, 9-10am in Klaus 2222)
TA: Yi Han (Office hours: Tue, 1-3pm in TSRB)
How can computing help make the world a better place? Can we avoid wars, alleviate homelessness and improve global health using computers? What are the technical challenges that arise and what humanistic issues have to be taken into account and understood in the process? In the 5th edition of the C4G course, we explore problems faced by developing countries and underserved populations from a computing perspective. The course will be project-centered with teams of students choosing project topics early in the semester and working towards a deployed solution by the end of the semester.
Calendar/Readings (tentative), Blog (email mterraza@cc to be a contributor)
Projects and brief descriptions
C4G is a project-based course where understanding a real problem, finding a solution, implementing, testing and deploying it will be your greatest reward. For those who need letter grades, these will be computed as follows:
Q2. Does it fulfil the CS 4911 requirement?
Q3. Are any overrides or permits required to register for the C4G section of the class?
A. No additional requirements.
Q4. Do students come up with projects or is there a list of projects?
A. We have a master list of project topics over the summer along with partners in the field for each topic. It will be up to student teams to determine their precise projects based on this list.