DCS860A Emerging Information Technologies I
Schedule Fall 2000

Meeting     Topics     Assignments
1
Saturday
Sep 9
Technological Life Cycle and the Emerging Information Technologies

Intro to Small Computing Devices (Handheld/Wearable)
and their Enabling Technologies:
  • Smaller & Faster Processors: Nanotechnology, etc.
  • Handwriting Recognition and Pen Computing (input/output)
  • Speech recognition (input) and synthesis (output)
  • Head Mounted Displays (output)
  • Wireless communication
Readings: Kendall: Chapter 1
Kurzweil: Prologue & Part I
Technology and Change
Internet Growth

Complete by Sept 17:
Homework: Assignments 1 & 2
Quizzes (take at CourseInfo):
Quiz 1: Kendall, Chap 1
Quiz 2: Kurzweil, Part I

2
Saturday
Oct 7
Pen Computing & Handwriting Recognition
  • Pen Computing Technology
  • Online Handwriting Recognition Tech
  • Applications and Products
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jay Subrahmonia,
    Manager, Pen Technologies, IBM
    11:30-12:30, Rm 306, Grad Ctr, White Plains
Readings: Kendall: Ch 2,3,4
Kurzweil: Part II
Pen Computing papers in PDF
Another paper: Recognition Accuracy and User Acceptance of Pen Interfaces

Complete by Oct 5:
Homework: Assignments 3,4,5
Quizzes (take at CourseInfo):
Quiz 3: Kendall, Chap 2
Quiz 4: Kurzweil, Part II
Quiz 5: Pen Computing papers

Friday
Oct 27
Internet World - World's Largest e-Business
and Internet Technology Event!
FREE Exhibits Admission Javits Center, NYC
This is a suggested opportunity
and not a requirement
3
Saturday
Oct 28
Speech Input/Output Technologies
  • Speech Recognition Technology
  • Speech Synthesis Technology
  • Applications and Products
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Lai,
    Speech Interface Designer, IBM
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains
Readings: Kendall: Ch 5,6,13
Kurzweil: Part III
Speech papers in PDF

Complete by Oct 26:
Group Dissertation Idea Paper
Homework: Assignments 6,7,8
Quizzes (take at CourseInfo):
Quiz 6: Kendall, Chap 13
Quiz 7: Kurzweil, Part III
Quiz 8: Speech papers

4
Saturday
Nov 18
Artificial Intelligence
  • Technologies: Neural Networks, Expert Systems, Pattern Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Game Playing
  • Applications and Products
Guest Speaker: Dr. Murray Campbell,
    Manager, Deep Computing, IBM
    9:00-10:00, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains Topic: computer chess, why it is relevant, the standard techniques used, how they were realized in Deep Blue, implications to other "deep computing" areas.
Kasparov vs Deep Blue 1997 Chess Match
Current World Chess Championship
Readings: Kendall: Ch 11,12,14
AI & Chess papers in PDF
Deep Blue's Feng-hsiung Hsu
Neural Network FAQ

Instructor Negotiated Options

Complete by Nov 16:
Individual Dissertation Idea Paper
Homeworks: 9,10,11
Quizzes (take at CourseInfo):
Quiz 9: Kendall, Chap 6
Quiz 10: Kendall, Chap 11
Quiz 11: AI, chess & Neural Network FAQ papers

Tu-Th
Dec 12-14
e-Business Conference and Expo
FREE Exhibits Admission Javits Center, NYC
This is a suggested opportunity
and not a requirement
5
Saturday
Dec 16
Other Emerging Information Technologies
  • Computer Graphics and Visualization
  • Virtual Reality
  • More on Wearable Computers
Guest Speaker: Rory Stuart,
    Author of The Design of Virtual Environments
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains
    Topic: Virtual Reality
Readings: Kendall: Ch 7,8,9,10
VR/Graphics papers in PDF

Complete by Dec 17:
Homeworks: 12,13,14,15
Quizzes (take at CourseInfo):
Quiz 12: Kendall, Chap 3
Quiz 13: Kendall, Chap 7
Quiz 14: Kendall, Chap 14
Quiz 15: VR/Graphics papers