Course pages 2012–13
Topical Issues is a 12-lecture course that is meant to help bridge the gap between the academic Tripos and industry. The course aims to cover a series of current trends in the technology industry as well as providing basic knowledge of important systems (e.g. GPS).
It is not a traditional lecture course. The coverage may change at short notice to ensure content is topical. Lectures are not given by one person, but by a mixture of Faculty and industrial guest speakers.
Each year around half of the lecture attendees come out of interest rather than with an intention to take the exam question. This is perfectly acceptable.
|26 Apr||Indoor Location||Robert Harle, CUCL|
|29 Apr||Development of machine communication and wireless systems||Antony Rix, TTP|
|1 May||Inertial Tracking||Robert Harle, CUCL|
|3 May||Wifi and NAVSOP Tracking||Ramsey Faragher, CUCL|
|6 May||GPS||Ramsey Faragher, CUCL|
|8 May||Building Large Distributed Systems at Google||David Singleton, Google|
|10 May||RFID and NFC||Robert Harle, CUCL|
|13 May||Developing the Kinect||Jamie Shotton, Microsoft Research|
|15 May||Big Data||Jez Nelmes, Detica|
|17 May||Computing Road Routes for Demanding Customers||Alan Jones, Cotares|
|20 May||From Wired to Wireless Networks||Bogdan Roman, CUCL|
|22 May||Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)||Julian Hill, BAE Systems|
Latest version is here.
The unusual nature of this course (flexible syllabus, industry lecturers) makes it difficult to propduce an examples sheet in advance. Instead, the sheet will be updated as we go on.
Notes and Resources
Links to notes and materials will appear here after each lecture
Lecture 1: Badge and Bat
Lecture 2: Internet of Things
Lecture 3: Inertial Navigation
Lecture 4: WiFi and NAVSOP Tracking
Lecture 5: GPS
Lecture 6: Building Large Distributed Systems at Google
Lecture 7: RFID and NFC
Lecture 8: Developing the Kinect
Lecture 9: Big Data
Lecture 10: Computing Road Routes for Demanding Customers
Lecture 11: From Wired to Wireless Networks
Lecture 12: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
- Not available (and not examinable)