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School of Informatics
Graduate 2002-2004
Academic Bulletin

IU Informatics Program
School of Informatics   
Indiana University    
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Course Descriptions

Informatics Graduate Course Descriptions
New Media Graduate Course Descriptions

Informatics Graduate Course Descriptions

The abbreviation "P" refers to the course prerequisite or prerequisites. The number of hours of credit given a course is indicated in parentheses following the course title.

INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.) Basic information representation and processing; searching and organization; evaluation and analysis of information. Internet-based information access tools; ethics and economics of information sharing.

INFO I502 Information Management (3 cr.) P: INFO I501. Survey of information organization in medical, health, chemical, and biology related areas; basic techniques of the physical database structures and models, data access strategies, management, and indexing of massively large files; analysis and representation of structured and semi-structured medical/clinical/chemical/ biological data sets.

INFO I503 Social Impact of Information Technologies (3 cr.) An overview of important social, legal, and ethical issues raised by information technology.

INFO I590 Topics in Informatics (1-3 cr.)

Bioinformatics, IUB/IUPUI

BIOL L519 Bioinformatics: Theory and Application (3 cr.) Biosequence analysis, sequence alignment and assembly; RNA structure, protein, and molecular modeling; genomics and proteomics: gene and function discovery above the sequence level; phylogenetic analysis including parsimony, maximum likelihood, and related concepts; information and machine learning; artificial intelligence, neural networks, hidden Markov models; visual and graphical analysis in bioinformatics; world-wide biologic databases (use, management, analysis, federation, and access); experimental design and data collection techniques; scientific and statistical data analysis; database and data mining methods; network and Internet methods.

BIOL L529 Bioinformatics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Practical Applications (4 cr.) P: two semesters of programming experience or equivalent, knowledge of Unix operating system. Emphasis on problem solving with molecular biology data; biosequence analysis methods; practical software engineering in bioinformatics; methods in data collection, management, analysis and distribution; Internet client-server methods applied to genomic databases; lecture and laboratory.

INFO I532 Seminar in Bioinformatics (1-3 cr.) Presentation and discussion of new topics in bioinformatics as seminar by students. Concentration on a particular area each semester to be announced before registration. Total credit for seminars and independent study courses may not exceed nine hours.

INFO I552 Independent Study in Bioinformatics (1-3 cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. May be repeated for credit. Total credit for seminars and independent study courses may not exceed nine hours.

INFO I692 Thesis/Project in Bioinformatics (1-6 cr.)

Chemical Informatics, IUB/IUPUI

C571 Chemical Information Technology (3 cr.) Chemical structure and data representation and search systems; bioinformatics; chemical information and database systems: laboratory information management systems, spectral and crystallographic databases, chemical reaction databases, patent information management systems, commercial chemical information databases, electronic chemical publishing systems.

C572 Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (3 cr.) Molecular modeling: computer models of molecules and their behavior in gas and condensed phases; implicit and explicit solvation models; quantum and molecular mechanics; search strategies for conformational analysis, geometry optimization methods; information content from Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations. Statistics and chemometrics, multivariate statistics and experimental design, numerical methods, calibration and chemical analysis, optimization methods, artificial intelligence; molecular design, de novo design techniques; quantitative structure activity relationships (QSAR); comparative molecular field analysis; docking; molecular diversity and combinatorial libraries.

INFO I533 Seminar in Chemical Informatics (1-3 cr.) Presentation and discussion of new topics in chemical informatics. Concentration on a particular area each semester to be announced before registration. Total credit for seminars and independent study courses may not exceed nine hours.

INFO I553 Independent Study in Chemical Informatics (1-3 cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. May be repeated for credit. Total credit for seminars and independent study courses may not exceed nine hours.

INFO I693 Thesis/Project in Chemical Informatics (1-6 cr.)

Health Informatics, IUPUI

INFO I530 Seminar in Health Informatics Applications (3 cr.) Presents an overview of the various professional applications and research directions taken in health informatics. Requires directed laboratory experience.

INFO I531 Seminar in Health Informatics (1-3 cr.) Total credit for seminars and independent study courses may not exceed nine hours.

INFO I551 Independent Study in Health Informatics (1-3 cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. May be repeated for credit. Total credit for seminars and independent study courses may not exceed nine hours.

INFO I691 Thesis/Project in Health Informatics (1-6 cr.)

Human-Computer Interaction, IUB

INFO I534 Seminar in Human-Computer Interaction (1-3 cr.) Topics vary yearly and include the following: information visualization, immersive technologies, designing hypermedia for educational applications, user-centered design techniques and tools, formal methods and cognitive modeling in HCI. Total credit for seminars and independent study courses may not exceed nine hours.

INFO I554 Independent Study in Human-Computer Interaction (1-3 cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. May be repeated for credit. Total credit for seminars and independent study courses may not exceed nine hours.

INFO I694 Thesis/Project in Human-Computer Interaction (1-6 cr.)

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New Media Graduate Course Descriptions

The abbreviation "P" refers to the course prerequisite or prerequisites. The number of hours of credit given a course is indicated in parentheses following the course title.

N500 Principles of Digital Arts Production (3 cr.) Examines a range of issues and fundamental principles of digital media communication in the context of e-commerce and the information industry, especially its impact on the cultural, economic, social, and ethical dimensions of local and world communities. Through assignments, lectures, and discussions, class presentations will center on the knowledge necessary to understand a diversity of user markets for new media products. Topics include digital and print publishing media, user-centered design, multimedia, hypermedia, sound, video, networking, computer graphics, and other emerging technologies, as well as the legal and ethical aspects regarding the protection of intellectual property, copyright, and name-branding.

N501 TPCS: Foundations of Multimedia Technology (3 cr.) Examines the production process and management of developing multimedia. It offers opportunities for students to investigate and produce digital multimedia projects by researching foundations in the use of digital video technology with special emphasis on the production process of storytelling. Skills learned will include: collaborative learning, team work, project management, and multimedia production process. This class examines the development, design, and process of New Media as a vehicle for visualizing information. Students will develop oral presentation skills through research papers and project presentations. This class will lay the foundation for the development of digital media through hands on research and developmental projects. Lectures will cover the foundation of concept design, production, and tools used in the production of digital multimedia.

N502 Digital Media Motion and Simulation Methods (3 cr.) Applications in animation/simulation design and creation using computer desktop tools. Examines the fundamentals of three-dimensional animation through storyboards and planning, modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, and composite techniques. Topics will include nurbs design development, texture mapping for realism and stylistics output, keyframe and path animation, and cinematography lighting techniques. Skills will be developed through design and modeling of individual or team multi-disciplinary projects.

N503 Digital Media Application Design Processes (3 cr.) Presents the principles and fundamentals of design techniques using authoring tools on PC, Macintosh, and emerging computer platforms. Included are storyboarding, planning and organization of scripts, use of current technology, computers, video and digital arts equipment; computer-assisted design and project planner software tools, and management of design team concepts.

N504 Advanced Interactive Design Applications (3 cr.) Incorporates extensive analysis and use of computer and multimedia authoring tools intended for character simulation design. The course will study the concepts of physics-based bipedal movement in relation to gravity, balance, anticipation, potential energy, personality constructs, and locomotion. Assessment modeling for character depiction and animation will be planned and storyboarded. Other topics include more advanced facets of computer animation including paint tube modeling, layered, texture mapping, and track and block animation for cyclical actions.

N505 Internship in Media Arts and Technology (3 cr.) An internship program for students to work with and learn from experts in media (digital arts) technology fields who are developing and using new applications in commercial and educational settings. Requirements for interns include the development of a technology project proposal, interview, resume, and project presentation; on-site intern residency; project report; oral and media presentation of project outcomes.

N506 Media Arts and Technology Project (3 cr.) Students create and orally present a multimedia teaching/training project combining elements of digital media technology including CD-ROM, videodisc, digital audio and video, MIDI, and Internet applications. Requirements include technology project proposal development; oral presentation of proposal, research and development of project, project final report, and the presentation of project. Final project to be submitted in digital form for a permanent archive.

N510 Web-Database Concepts (3 cr.) Addresses diverse issues arising when designing World Wide Web interfaces. Basic database concepts will be presented, but the course will focus on discussion of interface issues specific to web databases, technologies for linking databases to Web servers for delivery, discussion of various web-database applications, case studies, and industry trends.

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