Course pages 2016–17 (still under preparation!)
No. of lectures: 12
Suggested hours of supervisions: 3
The aim of this course is to broaden the experience of students by exposing them to real-world issues which are of current interest to the computer community. Expert guest lecturers will be used wherever possible to give an external (industrial/commercial) view. The course title changed from “Additional Topics” to “Topical Issues” in 2010-11 for clarity only: the substance of the course remains the same. To remain topical, the exact syllabus is confirmed over the Lent term.
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.