WPI Social Implications Of Computing
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Welcome to WPI's Social Implications Of Computing Course CS 3043

Welcome to class. Here you will find the majority of documents relating to this class.

Discussion Boards and your grades can be found on the WPI Canvas site for this course. Enjoy.

Date Topics Due Presenters
1. Tuesday
2. Friday
Critical Thinking
Guest Speaker
1. Chapter 1 - Catalysts for Change
2. Interview at end of chapter
3. Appendix A - Plagiarism
4. Discussion Board: Movies
4. Sign up for individual presentation
Paige Neumann - WPI Librarian
3. Tuesday
Ethics 1. Chapter 2 - Introduction to Ethics
2. Interview at end of chapter
3. Paper 1: Technology
4. Wiki: Technology Timeline
4. Friday
Freedom of Speech 1. Chapter 3 - Networked Communications
2. Interview at end of chapter
1. Emily Mahoney - Negative Children
2. Carla Inacio - Deep Fakes
3. Haozhe Jiang - Pulling Us Apart
5. Tuesday
Intellectual Property
Guest Speaker
1. Chapter 4 - Intellectual Property
SKIP Interview at end of chapter
2. Prepare questions for guest speaker
0. Frank Gerratana - IP Lawyer
1. Patrick Lee - Nintendo Emulation
2. Nathan Bargman - AI Creates
3. Chris Guerrette - Power of Piracy
6. Friday
Privacy 1. Chapter 5 - Information Privacy
2. Interview at end of chapter
3. Paper 2: Self Search
1. Vinit Kothari - Too Many Android Privacy Permissions
2. Xavier McLean - They're Watching You
3. Brian Fay - Selecting Your Feed
7. Tueday
Class Cancelled
1. Chapter 6 - Privacy and the Government
2. Interview at end of chapter
3. National ID Debate Prep (paper optional)
1. Alek Hersum - Gunman's iPhone
2. Meha Mohapatra - Hackable, Your Online Behavior
3. Yaru Gong - Spy Probe Box Calling
8. Friday
Crime 1. Chapter 7 - Computer and Network Security
2. Interview at end of chapter
3. Group Project web site progress through topics covered in class to date.
1. Peter Jankowski - Lenovo Superfish
2. Ryan Beaver - Small Drone Security
3. Matt Agular - Malwarebytes
9. Tuesday
Errors Failures Risks
Guest Speaker
1. Chapter 8 - Computer Reliability
2. Interview at end of chapter
3. Paper 3: Code Testing
0. Brannen Hough - Patriot Missile Engineer
1. Oliver Sanderson - Autonomous Weapons Systems
2. Matthew Gulbin - Self Driving Vehicle Safety
3. David Vollum - Boeing 737 Max
10. Friday
Professional Ethics 1. Chapter 9 - Professional Ethics
Read the newly released Code of Ethics at: https://www.acm.org/code-of-ethics instead of the one in the text book.
2. Interview at end of chapter
3. Game Debate Notes (paper optional)
1. Liam Setterlund - Recent Whistleblowers
2. Morgan Langstaff - Classroom VR
3. Jacob Tutlis - Licensing Software Engineers
11. Tuesday
1. Chapter 10 - Work and Wealth
2. Interview at end of chapter
3. Group Presentation Draft
4. Paper 4: Automation
1. Ivan Eroshenko - Financial Transforming AI
2. Jerry Assan - Richer Rich, Poorer Poor
3. Noelle Morgan - Robot Ed
12. Tuesday
Group Presentations 1. Non-presenter Questions
1. Frankenstein (1931) - Ryan Beaver, Matthew Aguiar, Xavier McLean, Peter Jankowski, Alek Hersum (KAP)

2. Akira (1988) - Patrick Lee, Alan Curiel, Jerry Assan, Matthew Gulbin, Vinit Kothari (KAP)(KT)

3. Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Haozhe Jiang, Fan Mo, Yaru Gong, Ivan Eroshenko, Luke Ypsilantis (KAP)

4. Meha Mohapatra - Hackable, Your Online Behavior
13. Friday
Group Presentations 1. Non-presenter Questions
1. Cube (1997) - Jacob Tutlis, Nathan Bargman, Oliver Sanderson, Brian Fay, Luke Zebrowski (KAP)

2. Robots (2005) - Morgan Langstaff, Emily Mahoney, Christopher Guerrette, Saul Woolf, Noelle Morgan (KAP)

3. Black Panther (2018) - Errica Chen, Liam Setterlund, Meha Mohapatra, Carla Duarte, David Vollum (KAP)

4. Alek Hersum - Gunman's iPhone
14. Tuesday
- Student Topic Choice
- Rain Date: IP Guest Speaker
- Rain Date: Errors, Failures, Risks Guest Speaker
1. Group Evaluations 1. Fan Mo - Making a Living with Open Source Software
2. Luke Zebrowski - Choosing Who Lives
3. Saul Woolf - Mob Rules
4. Yaru Gong - Spy Probe Box Calling
5. Meha Mohapatra - Hackable, Your Online Behavior
Weekly Time Guideline

 4 hours class time
 4 hours reading (2 chapters ~90 pages @ 2 minutes per page)
 8 hours practicing mastery of material
   - papers, group project, class activity preparation
16 hours / week

The Syllabus will change throughout the course as new interests are found and as material is covered ahead or behind schedule. Changes will be made in class and recorded in the class slides. You will be responsible for the material in the assigned reading.

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information to share with me, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.

If you have not already done so, students with disabilities, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office (DSO), as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. The DSO is located in the Student Development and Counseling Center, (508) 831-4908.

Located on the 2nd floor of Salisbury Labs (SL233), the Writing Center is a valuable resource for helping you improve as a writer. Writing Center tutors are your peers (other undergraduate and graduate students at WPI) who are experienced writers themselves and who enjoy helping others work through thinking and writing problems. Although a single tutoring session should never be seen as a quick fix for any writing difficulty, these sessions can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and teach you strategies for organizing, revising, and editing your course papers, projects, and presentations. Writing Center services are free and open to all WPI students in all classes, and tutors will happily work with you at any stage of the writing process (early brainstorming, revising a draft, polishing sentences in a final draft). Visit the Writing Center website wpi.edu/+writing to make an appointment.

by: Keith A. Pray
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