Course pages 2011–12
Lecturers: Dr R.K. Harle and others
No. of lectures: 19 (Continued into Easter Term)
The aim of this course is to broaden the experience of students by asking expert guest lecturers to discuss real-world issues which are of current interest to the computer community. The course title has changed from “Additional Topics” to “Topical Issues” in 2010-11 for clarity only: the substance of the course remains the same.
This course provides an introduction to wide range of topical Computer Science subjects and provides coverage of topics not lectured in Part II due to sabbatical leave. In 2011-12 Topical issues will include:
- 3 lectures on Human-Computer Interaction
- 4 lectures on the handling of large datasets
- 12 lectures on topics that will be based on the 2010-11 course but are subject to change in order to remain topical
At the end of the course students should
- realise that the range of issues affecting the computer community is very broad;
- be able to take part in discussions on several subjects at the frontier of modern computer engineering.