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 Blackboard site for this course. Enjoy.

Syllabus
Date Topics Assigned Reading Presenters
Tuesday
2014-03-18
Introduction
Friday
2014-03-21
Critical Thinking
Guest Speaker
Chapter 1 - Catalysts for Change
Appendix A - Plagiarism
1. Laura Hanlan - WPI Librarian
Tuesday
2014-03-25
Ethics Chapter 2 - Introduction to Ethics
Friday
2014-03-28
Professional Ethics Chapter 9 - Professional Ethics 1. Julie Ochoa-Canizares - Computing Professional Ethics in Cuba
2. Miguel Mor - Venezuelan Software Engineering Ethics
3.
Tuesday
2014-04-01
Freedom of Speech Chapter 3 - Networked Communications 1. Prateek Sahay - Virtual Reality Personal Interaction Impact
2. Mitchell Caisse - DNS Cache Poisoning Attacks
3.
4.
Friday
2014-04-04
Intellectual Property
Guest Speaker
Chapter 4 - Intellectual Property 1. Frank Gerratana - IP Lawyer
2. Adam Degenhardt - Video Game Piracy Prevention
3. Sean McCrone - Movie Piracy Prevention
4. Jordan Wetzel - Music Online
Tuesday
2014-04-08
Privacy Chapter 5 - Information Privacy 1. Greg Giola - SOPA and PIPA
2. Fiona Heaney - Cloud Client Privacy
3. Johnny Hernandez - Tor Network
4. Doran Smestad - Trusted Computing and Privacy
Friday
2014-04-11
Privacy Chapter 6 - Privacy and the Government 1. Mi Tian - Edward Snowden NSA Scandal
2. Tushar Narayan - Privacy and Security Tradeoffs
3. Keaton Smith - Russian Privacy Laws and Policies
4. Yihao Zhou - Domestic Surveillance Drones
Tuesday
2014-04-15
Crime Chapter 7 - Computer and Network Security 1. Kyle Davidson - XS1 Linux Powered Sniper Rifle
2. Saraf Rahman - TCP/IP Vulnerabilities
3. Elina Saint-Elme - Mind Control of Robotic Devices
4. James Anouna - Heuristic Virus Scanning
Friday
2014-04-18
Errors Failures Risks
Guest Speaker
Chapter 8 - Computer Reliability 1. Justin Hess - Reliability of Surgical Robots
2. Nick McMahon - Connected Vehicles and Semi-Autonomous Cars
3. Ted Armstrong - Robotic Soldiers
4. Karl Kuhn - DDOS
5. Brannen Hough - Patriot Missile Engineer
5. Elina Saint-Elme - Mind Control of Robotic Devices
Tuesday
2014-04-22
No Class Catch up on reading! Make progress on Group Projects!
Friday
2014-04-25
Work Chapter 10 - Work and Wealth 1. Quan Peng - Industrial Robots and Unemployment in China
2. Sean Halloran - Crowdfunding
3. Matt Costi - Massively Open Online Classes
4. Penny Over - Microfinance Mission Drift
Tuesday
2014-04-29
Group Presentations 1. The Matrix (1999)
2. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
3. Cloud Atlas (2012)
4. The Internship (2013)
1. KAP, DCM Watched
2. KAP Watched
3. KAP, DCM Watched
4. KAP Watched
Friday
2014-05-02
Group Presentations 1. Real Genius (1985)
2. Back To The Future II (1989)
3. Robot and Frank (2012)
4. Oblivion (2013)
1. KAP Watched
2. KAP Watched
3. KAP Watched
4. KAP Watched
Tuesday
2014-05-06
Student Topic Choice
- Rain Date: IP Guest Speaker
- Rain Date: Errors, Failures, Risks Guest Speaker
1. Brannen Hough - Patriot Missile Engineer
2. Xia Li - Privacy and Information Security in China

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.

 

by: Keith A. Pray
Last Modified: August 18, 2014 10:06 PM
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