Course pages 2015–16
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. Students are welcome to attend only a subset of the lectures.
The plan below is subject to change as the availability of guest lecturers can fluctuate at short notice.
|F||22/04/16||Course intro, the Internet of Things||Robert Harle|
|M||25/04/16||Deep Belief Networks for Speech at Google||Matt Stuttle & David Singleton, Google|
|W||27/04/16||AlphaGo||George van den Driessche, DeepMind/Google|
|F||29/04/16||UWB Radio||Andy Ward, Ubisense|
|M||02/05/16||Getting Location for Mobile Devices||Robert Harle|
|W||04/05/16||Sensor Fusion Techniques||Robert Harle|
|F||06/05/16||Autonomous Vehicles||Robert Harle|
|M||09/05/16||Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)||Robin Heydon, CSR|
|W||11/05/16||Bluetooth Mesh||Robin Heydon, CSR|
|F||13/05/16||The Road to Autonomous Driving||Alan Jones, Cotares|
|M||16/05/16||RFID and NFC||Robert Harle|
Examples SheetFirst sheet is available here Second sheet is available here
- Slides for intro
- Slides for IoT
- What Exactly is the Internet of Things?, Postscapes graphical illustration
- IoT Examples, Postscapes graphical illustration
- The Internet of Things is Now, Morgan Stanley
- The Internet of Things: making the most of the Second Digital Revolution, UK Government report