Syllabus: Emerging Information Technologies I
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1
Sat
Sep 16
Course Introduction - review course website
Emerging IT Conf. (NJ'04, Taiwan'05, TX'06)
"Thinking outside the box"   Profession of IT
Introduction to the biometrics & NLP readings

Technology Life Cycle: Kendall/Kurzweil

Kurzweil's Law of Accelerating Returns
    (leading to The Singularity is Near)

Cha/Tappert research ideas  CSIS Research Day
Readings:
  Kurzweil's Law Accel. Returns
  Kendall: Preface+
  Kurzweil: Prologue & Chap 1
  Kurzweil related article (not req.)
Quizzes: due session 1 + 1 week
  Quiz 1: Kendall/Kurzweil Ch1
  Quiz 2: Kurzweil: Law Acc Ret
2
Sat
Oct 7
Biometrics: see Biometric Group, Biometrics.gov

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

Brief review of biometrics and NLP readings

Security Research/Projects paper slides
Readings:
  Biometrics Ch 1-3
  Jurafsky Ch 1, 2, 3 (p 57-64),
    4 (p 91-103), 5 (p 141-156)
Presentation Evaluation 1
Quizzes:
  Quiz 3: Biometrics Ch 1-3
  Quiz 4: Jurafsky Ch 1-5
3
Sat
Oct 28
Pattern Recognition

Dr. Mary Villani, DPS'06, Keystroke Biometric
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Brief review of biometrics and NLP readings
Introduction to Pattern Recognition
Babel Fish Translator Biometric Dance
Readings: Biometrics Ch 5-7
  Jurafsky Ch 6 (pp 191-203),
    7 (235-244, 259-266)
    8 (285-300), 9 (323-334)
Presentation Evaluation 2
Quizzes:
  Quiz 5: Biometrics Ch 5-7
  Quiz 6: Jurafsky Ch 6-9
4
Sat
Nov 18
Handwriting Recognition & Pen Computing

Dr. Li-Chiou Chen, CSIS, Security Research
    Alex Tsekhansky, DPS'07
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Online Handwriting+Pen Computing+Shorthand+
  Xerox-Palm patent infringement
  Book Chapter
A Brief Introduction to Historical Research
Readings: Biometrics Ch 9-11
  Pen Computing Papers (skim)
  Jeff Hawkins
Presentation Evaluation 3
Quizzes:
  Quiz 7: Biometrics Ch 9-11
  Quiz 8: Pen Computing
5
Sat
Dec 16
Quantum Cryptography and Computing

Speaker: Dr. Ron Frank, CSIS, Pace Univ.
    Topic: Quantum Key Distribution slides
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Biometrics and NLP summary and discussion
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Team Presentations (10 min each)  t1  t2  t3  t4
Readings:
  Jurafsky Ch 10 (357-370)
    14 (501-512), 19 (719-758)
  Quantum Cryptography Navajo
Presentation Evaluations 4&5
Team Assignment
Quizzes:
  Quiz 9: Jurafsky Ch 10,14,19
  Quiz 10: Quantum material