Course pages 2014–15
Topical Issues is a fairly unique course within the CS Tripos. It is intended to broaden horizons and to provide basic grounding in some hot topics in the industry. This means that the lectures are often standalone rather than being a flowing series, and the list of topics covered often changes to track current trends. Where possible, guest lecturers are used to get expert views.
There are two exam questions on the course in Part II, although many students attend for interest rather than with the intention of doing the questions in the exams.
The plan below is subject to change as the availability of guest lecturers can fluctuate at short notice. However, few changes are expected at this stage in the year.
|F||24/04/15||Course intro, the Internet of Things||Robert Harle|
|M||27/04/15||Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)||Robin Heydon, CSR|
|W||29/04/15||RFID and NFC||Robert Harle|
|F||01/05/15||Mesh Networks with BLE||Robin Heydon, CSR|
|M||04/05/15||Location Tracking: Core Principles||Robert Harle|
|W||06/05/15||Inertial Naviagation and Pedestrian Dead Reckoning||Robert Harle|
|M||11/05/15||WiFi Fingerprinting||Ramsey Faragher|
|W||13/05/15||SLAM and Opportunistic Positioning||Ramsey Faragher|
|F||15/05/15||Deep Belief Networs for Speech at Google||Matt Stuttle & David Singleton, Google|
|M||18/05/15||Advanced Vehicle Routing||Alan Jones, Cotares|
|W||20/05/15||UWB Radio||Andy Ward, Ubisense|