Modern Trends in Informatics (in English)
MTIa Acad. year 2020/2021 Summer semester 4 credits
The course is based on a series of self-contained lectures focusing on modern trends of computer science. An initial list of topics is given below.
Language of instruction
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences
Students will get acquainted with modern trends of computer science and information technology that have a great potential to impact future development in the field. They will self-study a chosen topic and prepare an overview of the current state of the art and recent advancements.
Generic learning outcomes and competences
Thanks to the contacts with experts presenting lectures on their specific domains of interest, students will be able to get an insight into the way researchers and developers think about problems in their respective field. They will also strenghten their ability to get grasp of a new theoretical subjects, to correctly use referred papers and to follow the current development in scientific disciplines.
To get an overview of novel research and development directions in computer science and information technologies, to gain an insight into modern trends in a wide range of theoretical areas of the computer science and their known and expected applications, to understand basic concepts of the fields and processes influencing their future development.
Why is the course taught
The course reflect the fact that students cannot take part in a large variety of theoretical fields in the course of their two-years Master study. Thus, it offers a kind of tasting of the actual development in the computer science. Students can then decide to continue their interest or even their future research in a particular domain.
- Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang. 2011. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition (10th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Yampolskiy, R.V., 2018. Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security. Chapman and Hall/CRC.
Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang. 2011. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition (10th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Yampolskiy, R.V., 2018. Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security. Chapman and Hall/CRC.
Russell, S.J. and Norvig, P., 2016. Artificial intelligence: a modern approach. Malaysia; Pearson Education Limited.
Solomon, L.D., 2017. Synthetic Biology: Science, Business, and Policy. Routledge.
Syllabus of lectures
- Quantum computing
- Security, safety, and credibility
- Recent progress in AI research
- Synthetic biology
- Machine translation
- Physical modeling
- Continent-scale weather forecast
- Automotive driving systems
- Medical domain modeling
- Algorithmic trading
- Brain-computer interfaces
- Current and future supercomputers
- At the end of most of the lectures, there will be a couple of questions to be answered on the topic. Answers will be assessed and students get points (~10 per lecture). Everybody paying attention to the presentation should be able to answer correctly.
- At least 50 points from the tests after lectures (the total for all the lectures will make 100)
Course inclusion in study plans