Associate Instructor: Ian Wood
Class Location and Time:Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00PM - 5:15PM, Room: Informatics East, 901 E. 10th St., Room 122
Description:The course deals with the foundations of Informatics as an interdisciplinary field. We will study concepts such as Information, Technology, Knowledge, Modeling, as well as their impact on science and society. The course will also attempt to define and understand what computational thinking can bring to science and society.
Aims: The course is designed to present and discuss the history, methodology and impact of informatics; students are introduced to various approaches to informatics via the appropriate literature. Finally, students are expected to develop a understanding of what constitutes research in the field, via a familiarization with relevant funding opportunities.
Luis Rocha: Wednesdays 2-3:30Pm, 919 E. 10th St, Room #301
Heims, S.G. . The Cybernetics Group. MIT Press. Chapters: 1,2
Gleick, J. . The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. Random House. Chapter 8.
Weaver, W. . "Science and Complexity". American Scientist, 36(4): 536-44.
Simon, H.A. . "The Architecture of Complexity". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 106: pp. 467-482.
Lazebnik, Y . "Can a biologist fix a radio?--Or, what I learned while studying apoptosis". Cancer Cell, 2(3):179-182.
Prokopenko, Mikhail, Fabio Boschetti, and Alex J. Ryan. . "An information-theoretic primer on complexity, self-organization, and emergence. ". Complexity 15(1): 11-28
|week 6 & 7||
Klir, G.J. . Facets of systems Science. Springer. Chapters: 1,2,3
Klir, G.J. and D. Elias . Architecture of Systems Problem Solving. Springer. Chapters: 1,2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.10, 4.1, 4.2
Coutinho, A. . "On doing science: a speech by Professor Antonio Coutinho". Economia, 4(1): 7-18, jan./jun. 2003.
Schwartz, M.A. . "The importance of stupidity in scientific research". Journal of Cell Science, 121: 1771.
|week 12 & 13||
Sandve, Geir Kjetil, Anton Nekrutenko, James Taylor, and Eivind Hovig. . "Ten Simple Rules for Reproducible Computational Research." PLoS Computational Biology 9 (10): 4.
Zhang, W. . "Ten Simple Rules for Writing Research Papers." PLoS Computational Biology 10 (1): e1003453.
Weinberger CJ, Evans JA, Allesina S (2015) Ten Simple (Empirical) Rules for Writing Science. PLoS Comput Biol 11(4): e1004205. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004205
Knapp B, Bardenet R, Bernabeu MO, Bordas R, Bruna M, et al. (2015) Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration. PLoS Comput Biol11(4): e1004214. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004214
|Heims, S.G. . The Cybernetics Group. MIT Press. Chapters: 11, and 12.|
|McCulloch, W. and W. Pitts , "A Logical Calculus of Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity". Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics 5:115-133.|
|Klir, G.J. . Facets of systems Science. Springer. Chapters: 8 and 11|
|Klir, G.J. and D. Elias . Architecture of Systems Problem Solving. Springer. Chapters: 3 and 4|
|Aleksander, I. . Understanding Information Bit by Bitî. In: It must be beautiful : great equations of modern science. G. Farmelo (Ed.), Granta, London.|
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