Computer Science Video Lectures
Sunday, December 2nd 2007
A Taste of Haskell (Functional Programming Language)
Haskell is the world's leading purely functional programming language that offers a radical and elegant attack on the whole business of writing programs. In the last two or three years there has been an explosion of interest in Haskell, and it is now being used for a bewildering variety of applications.
In this tutorial, the lecturer will try to show you why programming in Haskell is such fun, and how it makes you think about programming in a new way.
He's going to use xmonad as his running example; it's an X11 window manager written entirely in 500 lines of Haskell. Based on xmonad he will show you how to
- write functional programs
- test them using QuickCheck
- write imperative programs
- call foreign functions
- use Haskell for scripting applications
Object-Oriented Programming in C++
This course covers the fundamentals of Object Oriented programming. It introduces object oriented concepts, such as data abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, dynamic binding, and polymorphism, and uses C++ as the tool for illustrating and implementing these concepts. The object oriented paradigm is systematically employed in the design of all programs. The effects of this methodology on the software maintenance, extensibility and reuse will be studied.
Object-Oriented Concepts. C++ Data Types. C++ Functions. Classes. Class Member Functions. Inheritance. Polymorphism. Templates. I/O (Input/Output) Streams. Exception Handling. Container Classes. Object-Oriented Design. Case Studies.
Applications Development and Java
Brief description of both lecture courses:
Java Programming Language. Java goals. Platform independence. JRE. Java implementations. Automatic memory management. Java applets and servlets. JSP (Java Server Pages). Swing applications. Object oriented programming.
Introduction. Processes. Threads. Deadlocks. Synchronization operations. Interprocess communications. CPU scheduling. Memory management. Paging. Virtual memory. File systems. FS implementations. Networking.
Video course description:
Covers the concepts and principles of association rule mining, decision trees, clustering, Web information retrieval and integration, Web mining, time series data mining and graph mining. Hands-on experiences include the design and implementation of (1) an association rule mining tool for transactional databases, (2) a text mining system, and (3) a web mining system, using ORACLE/SQL and high level programming languages such as C++ or JAVA
Video course contents:
Association Rule Mining. Classification. Clustering. Text Mining. Web Information Retrieval (Keyword Based Search Engines). Web Information Retrieval (Query Based Systems). Mediators, Wrappers and Data Warehousing. Web Mining and Crawling. Time Series Data Mining. Graph and Complex Structure Mining. Advanced Data Mining. New Applications.
Cluster Computing and MapReduce (Google Lectures)
- Lecture I - Introduction to Distributed Systems (Slides, Tutorial)
Distributed systems overview, review of synchronization and networking.
- Lecture II - MapReduce (Slides, Tutorial)
Overview of the MapReduce programming model.
- Lecture III - Distributed File Systems (Slides, Tutorial)
Overview of distributed file systems with attention to the Google File System.
- Lecture IV - Clustering Algorithms (Slides, Tutorial)
Types of clustering algorithms, MapReduce implementations of K-Means and Canopy Clustering
- Lecture V - Graph Algorithms (Slides, Tutorial)
Graph representations, distributed Pagerank, distributed Dijkstra.
- All Lectures
Internetworking and Higher Layer Protocol
Computer Networks and the Internet. The Application Layer. The Transport Layer. Multimedia Networking. Security in Computer Networks. Wireless and Mobile Networks.
Data Communications & Networking
Types of Networks (Point-to-point Connections, Circuit-switched Networks, Message-switched Networks, Packet-switched Networks). Types of Equipment (End Systems, Intermediate Systems). Types of Packet-Switched Networks (Wide Area Networks (WANs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Local Area Networks (LANs)). Types of Communication (Client to Server, Broadcast, Unicast and Multicast, Simplex, Duplex and Half-Duplex Information Flow). Open System Interconnection. Protocol Layers. Communications Between Layers.
Network Interface Design
Communication techniques, systems and components; Computer network and internetworking fundamentals; Computer network interfaces, data communication devices and system; Layer 1, 2, 3, et al, protocols, devices and systems; Modems, hubs, bridges, routers, gateways, mutilplexers, switchers, etc.
Data Management System Design
The objective of the course is to give an advanced presentation of the concepts of designing, organizing, querying and managing relational databases. The students learn the latest of the SQL standard and get hands on experience on creating, populating, querying, maintaining and managing a relational database using a modern database management system.
Conceptual Modeling: the Entity-Relationship (ER) model and the enhanced ER model. • The Relational Model: concepts, integrity constraints, update operations, relational algebra. From Conceptual Models to Logical Models: mapping the ER model to the relational model. The Standard Database Language SQL: data definition, integrity constraints, schema changes, basic and complex queries, aggregate functions and grouping, data change statements, views, complex constraints, embedded SQL, cursors, dynamic SQL, JDBC. Active Databases: active database rules, triggers. Database Physical Organization: file organizations, external hashing, indexing, B-trees. Query Evaluation: operator evaluation, algorithms for relational operators, query optimization. Formal Database Design Theory: functional and other dependencies, dependency inference, normal forms, schema decomposition, normalization. Database Management System Implementation Issues: transaction processing, concurrency control.
Information Systems Evaluation
To give you enough background about information systems theory and research methods so that you can critically read and understand the research articles that appear in leading IS journals such as MISQ, JMIS, Information Systems Research, ACM publications, and the human-computer interaction journals.
Information Systems Principles
This course introduces the field of Information Systems. We examine the major areas in the field, analyzing the major issues, trends and problems. We survey the role of information systems in organizations and how they relate to organizational objectives and organizational structure. We discuss basic concepts such as the systems point of view, the organization of a system, and the nature of information and information flows. We examine various types of information system applications for supporting different departments and operations inside organizations, decision support, knowledge management and electronic commerce. We also will focus on ethical issues concerning information and systems.
- developing a thorough understanding of information systems and IS concepts
- viewing an individual information system as a combination of the technology, people and data that support business (or other) work processes
- applying IS frameworks and other ways of thinking about IS effectively, to help understand systems and situations, and their effects on organizations and people
- developing a foundation for making ethical choices and policies about IS and ICTs (Information and Communications Technologies)
- understanding how IS and ICTs can be used strategically by organizations and people
- determining how IS and ICTs add value to organizations
- learning how to review articles and cases effectively
Management of Computer and Information Systems
Brief course description:
Management of the development, planning, and utilization of information systems within organizations. Focuses on the current literature in the management of information systems. Topics include the approval and decision process for the development of systems, use of steering committees and various approaches to user involvement. Utilizes a number of Harvard University case studies.
Computer Mediated Communication Systems
Brief course description:
Seminar for students contemplating research in the following areas: designs and the impact of, computer-based systems for human communication, including electronic mail, computer conferencing, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics include alternative design structures, impacts of primarily text-based asynchronous group communication, and recent empirical studies.
Computers and Society
History of Computers and Theoretical Perspectives of Computing Research. Research Methodology Used by Social Researchers of Computing. Introduction to Ethical Analysis. Doing Ethical Analysis. Social Issues Caused by the Rise of Computer Technology. Equity, Gender, Access and the Digital Divide. Computers and Medicine/ Computers and Emergency Response. Computers, Government, and the Military. Computers, Work and the Economy. Privacy & Civil Liberties. Computer Crime and Computer Security. Intellectual Property. Professional & Legal Responsibilities, Accountability, Liability, and Risk Management.
Human factors in development of software. Use of database systems. Design of user interfaces for interactive systems. Science base (theories, models, usability studies, and controlled experimentation). Software engineering with user interface development environments. Command languages. Forms. Menus. Direct Manipulation. GUIs (graphical user interfaces). IO (Input/Output) devices. World Wide Web design. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Information Search and Visualization. Display Design.
There are many more non computer science related video courses on New Jersey Institute of Technology website, such as: World Literature, Project Management, International Business, Calculus, Proposal Writing, and others.
Here are some more related and interesting video lectures:
Tangible Functional Programming (by Conal Elliott)Lecture abstract:
We present a user-friendly approach to unifying program creation and execution, based on a notion of "tangible values" (TVs), which are visual and interactive manifestations of pure values, including functions. Programming happens by gestural composition of TVs. Our goal is to give end-users the ability to create parameterized, composable content without imposing the usual abstract and linguistic working style of programmers. We hope that such a system will put the essence of programming into the hands of many more people, and in particular people with artistic/visual creative style.
In realizing this vision, we develop algebras for visual presentation and for "deep" function application, where function and argument may both be nested within a structure of tuples, functions, etc. Composition gestures are translated into chains of combinators that act simultaneously on statically typed values and their visualizations.
Comparing Java Web Frameworks (a lecture by Matt Raible)
Introduction. Web Frameworks. JSF. Spring MVC. Stripes. Struts. Tapestry. Wicket. Smackdown. Ajax Support. Bookmarking and URLs. Validation. Testability. Post and Redirect. Internationalization. Tools. Job Trends.
Better Web Application Framework (a lecture by Sean Kelly)
A webcast comparing web application frameworks (Java J2EE, Ruby on Rails, Zope/Plone, TurboGears, Django) to see what works best.
Course DescriptionThis course contains various computer science lectures ranging form C++ to Ruby
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