Syllabus: Emerging Information Technologies
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Sat
Sep 17
Technology Life Cycle: Kendall/Kurzweil
MIT Emerging Tech. Conf.  2004  2005
Emerging IT Conf. (Princeton'04, Taiwan'05)
"Thinking outside the box"   Profession of IT
Introduction to the biometrics and NLP readings

Kurzweil's Law of Accelerating Returns:
    technological change is exponential
    (leading to The Singularity is Near)

Readings:
  Kurzweil: Accel. Returns Law
  Kendall: Preface+
  Kurzweil: Prologue & Chap 1
  Kurzweil related article
Quizzes: due Sep 24
  Quiz 1: Kendall/Kurzweil Ch1
  Quiz 2: Kurzweil: Singularity
2
Sat
Oct 8
Biometrics (see Int. Biometric Group)

Speaker: Dr. Nalini Ratha, IBM Res., slides
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Brief review of biometrics and NLP readings
Brief introduction to Pattern Recognition
Cha/Tappert research ideas  CSIS Research Day
Readings:
  Biometrics Ch 1-3
  Jurafsky Ch 1, 2, 3 (p 57-64),
    4 (p 91-103), 5 (p 141-156)
Quizzes: due Oct 8
  Quiz 3: Biometrics Ch 1-3
  Quiz 4: Jurafsky Ch 1-5
3
Sat
Oct 29
Pattern Recognition and Biometrics

Speaker: Dr. Sung Cha, CSIS, Pace Univ.
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Brief review of biometrics and NLP readings
Babel Fish Translator
HTCIA2005 agenda paper slides
Readings: Biometrics Ch 5-7
  Jurafsky Ch 6 (pp 191-203),
    7 (235-244, 259-266)
    8 (285-300), 9 (323-334)
Quizzes: due Oct 29
  Quiz 5: Biometrics Ch 5-7
  Quiz 6: Jurafsky Ch 6-9
4
Sat
Nov 19
Protecting eCommerce with Turing Tests +
  Handwriting Recognition & Pen Computing


Speaker: Dr. Henry Baird, Lehigh Univ. slides
    Topic: CAPTCHAs (see HIP 2005)
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Brief review of biometrics and NLP readings
Shorthand alphabets and pen computing
Readings: Biometrics Ch 9-11
  Pen Computing Papers (skim)
  Jeff Hawkins
Team Assignment due Nov 19
Quizzes: due Nov 19
  Quiz 7: Biometrics Ch 9-11
  Quiz 8: Pen Computing
5
Sat
Dec 17
Quantum Cryptography and Computing

Speaker: Dr. Ron Frank, CSIS, Pace Univ.
    Topic: Quantum Key Distribution slides
    1:30-2:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Biometrics and NLP summary and discussion
Discussion: Next Semester's Presentation Topics
    Topics from earlier years
Readings:
  Jurafsky Ch 10 (357-370)
    14 (501-512), 19 (719-758)
  Quantum Cryptography Papers
  Navajo Security Gateway
Research Paper due Dec 17
Quizzes: due Dec 17
  Quiz 9: Jurafsky Ch 10,14,19
  Quiz 10: Quantum material