Ph.D, Assistant Professor in Informatics
School of Science
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003, USA
Room 206F, Hunt Hall
Phone: (765) 455-9335
Fax: (765) 455-9310
Objective: To research and practice some aspect of informatics and informatics in society.
In this course, we have studied many different ways in which informatics has impacted society. For this project, you should pick a topic of interest to you, research it in depth, present the material in an informative web page or a report paper. All the projects are required to give an oral presentation using powerpoint slides.
Pick some field or topic that interests you. Some possible topics include medical imaging, robots for performing surgery, cell phone operating system, games, drug design, investment banking, geographical information systems, weather simulation, music composition tools, film-making, data mining, search engines, and electronic commerce. The topic may also be one of those discussed in class. The topics in this class are listed below:
Describe the impact of informatics in that area. This should involve two distinct aspects: 1. An explanation of the underlying technology or concepts, and 2. A discussion of how that technology has impacted and changed the field For example, a project on informatics and photography might explain the technology behind digital photography, how images are stored on a computer, and how pictures are compressed, and then describe how the photography industry is different today because of those computational developments. The technical aspect should be at least on the level of a science or technology article in a major newspaper such as the New York Times.
Present the results of your research in an informative web page. You may include images and other media when they help to elucidate the material. Use a minimum of four different sources for your research, and list your sources in a bibliography at the bottom of your web page. For online references, your bibliographic entry should include the web page title, the URL, the primary author(s), if available, and the date visited. Be careful when using online references. You will be penalized for obvious inaccuracies in your web page even if they originated from one your references. Your web page content, including text and images, should be equivalent to a 5 to 7 page paper.
Write a report paper to present the following issues:
The oral presentation will be given at the end of the semester. Each team will prepare presentation slides to address:
You must electronically submit all of your files (all source files, any image files and any other files used) via course web site (OnCourse.iu.edu) or email to the intructor. You must submit a report document that describe:
Your submission will be a compressed file (.zip). You should not modify the final project page after the due date.
The project grade will be based on four components, counting for a certain percentage of the final grade (please refer the percentage on Syllabus):
You are allowed to receive help on this project from other students who are also taking I 101. You are allowed to create a team. Each team can be 2-4 students. Each team must complete and submit one project. You will be required to include a Collaboration Statement somewhere on your project if you receive help. This statement can simply be something like the following: “For this project, I received help from the following member of I 101: David Jones, Kent Ross.” This statement should list each helping student's name in a comment in the "header comment" of your document.
Here is a list of examples done by other students in I 101 in previous semesters.