- [3-22] Great work everyone on the artifact assignments! Check out what your peers have created in our very first CSE 490H Computing History Museum
- [3-21] Done with classes? The Annual Vintage Computer Festival is this week (March 23rd/24th) at the Living Computing Museum! Check out more details here!
- [1-7] Welcome to CSE 490H! To get ready for the quarter, please review the seminar information below.
- [1-7] CSE has a new building! Check out MSB's 2003 featured article for an interesting perspective on what opening the "first new CS building" (now called CS1) was like!
- Seminar Time: Tuesdays 2:30-3:50pm
- Seminar Location: MOR 225
- Credit Hours: 1 (C/NC)
In this seminar, students will:
- Review historical milestones, innovations, and papers which have helped shaped the field of computer science.
- Explore different macro- (e.g. 20th century politics, economies, education) and micro-level (course projects, interdisciplinary collaborations between departments, undergraduate research, etc.) factors impacting innovation in the field.
- Think critically about the history of computing as a multi-dimensional network of events and influences, rather than a linear timeline of technological breakthroughs.
- Develop a better understanding of the work that led to the fundamental algorithms, tools, and applications of the core and elective CS courses.
Credit/No Credit, graded on participation and a short assignment. For more details, see the assignment page.
You are expected to have read and considered the assigned readings prior to class, as the in-class discussions are a critical component of this course. Reading materials will be updated as the course progresses.
|Jan 7th||Course Introduction||Melissa Hovik & Remy Wang|
|Jan 15th||ONAG: On Nature and Games||Remy Wang|
|Jan 22nd||Computer Graphics - A Historical Overview||David Kasik|
|Jan 29th||Computer Graphics - Lessons Learned from Industry||David Kasik|
|Feb 5th||Programming Languages||Dan Grossman & Doug Woos|
|(No class Tuesday, Field Trip Saturday Feb 16th!)||Field Trip to the Living Computer Museum|
|Feb 19th||History of Information Technology||Ed Lazowska|
|Feb. 26th||History of Quantum Computing||Michael Beverland (MSR)|
|March 5th||History of Ethics in Computing||Alan Borning|
|March 12th||Cyber Security||David Aucsmith|