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Spring 2011 Special Topics Offerings

All CSE 489 courses are cross-listed as IT 489.

CSE 389 Information Protection and Security with Dr. William Kwan


CSE 489/589 Cloud Computing and Applications with Dr. Dongwan Shin

The primary objective of this course is to provide the techniques and practices of cloud computing, often called the internet as a platform. In addition, this course is to explore the current challenges facing cloud computing. Mainly focusing on cloud computing models, techniques, and architectures, this course will provide students with the advanced level of knowledge and hand-on experience in designing and implementing cloud-based software systems and applications. Topics include advanced web technologies (AJAX, Mashup, Web Services), distributed computing models and technologies, cloud service models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), virtualization, parallelization, security/privacy, and current issues of advanced research in cloud computing. This is a project-driven course, including two homework assignments and a term project.


CSE 489/589 Digital Image Processing with Dr. Jun Zheng

This course will give an introduction to the fundamental concepts and recent advances in the field of digital image processing. The topics covered in the course include digital image fundamentals, image acquisition, image enhancement, image denoising, image deblurring, edge detection, image segmentation, image compression etc.


CSE 489 Theory of Computation with Dr. Andrew Sung (also offered as CSE 546)
Effective computability of functions and sets in terms of Turing machines and other computational models. Universal machines and examples of unsolvable problems. The Church-Turing thesis and formal proofs of the equivalence of Turing machines, systems of recursion equations, and other models of computation. Mathematical properties of the classes of recursive functions. Recursive and recursively enumerable sets.


CSE 589 Advanced Topics in Sensor Networks with Dr. Hamdy Soliman

The class introduces to the sensor networks technology and their advantageous applications, keywords/terminologies, constraints, and challenges on the sensor networks field, in general, and a special focus on mobile ad-hoc wireless sensor networks in particular. In addition to the MAC protocols (e.g., S-MAC and IEEE 802.15.4-ZigBee), routing protocols at the network layer will be also covered.  The challenging issue of routing over Mobile Ad-hoc Sensor Networks Wireless (MASNET) will be covered, including the latest research in the area of routeless routing protocols. Sensor networks security will be also covered, including node authentication, data confidentiality, and authenticity. There will be two proposed major si/emulation projects for  modeling the deployment and operating performance of sensor networks for the detection of ”forest-fire” and “borders-intrusion“, students might select one of the above simulation projects for their final class presentation and report. In addition, they will read in the literature any class related research topics, and present their findings as their midterm presentation exam.  Graduate students will perform in-depth research on advanced topics and related areas and present these to the class.