CS891 - Introduction to Emerging Technologies

Meeting time Friday 3:00-5:30, E&CS 2120

Fall 2019

Old Dominion University Department of Computer Science

Lecturer: Dr. Justin F. Brunelle (jbrunelle@cs.odu.edu)

Office Hours: Friday afternoons (please schedule an appointment)

Course Information

The Emerging Technologies course will expose students to the topics and current state-of- the-art in a small set of broad emerging technologies topics. The course will focus on high-demand applications of CS knowledge and theory. Specifically, this will be an exposure to the myths and realities of several (often misunderstood) emerging technologies (e.g., IoT, cloud computing) and a critical deep dive into a research topic within the domain. Students will be expected to read and understand a whitepaper describing the current gaps in topic applications along with understanding and presenting on a peer-reviewed publication within the domain. Students will present an introduction to the technology as well as an analysis of the quality of the peer-reviewed paper's methodology, findings, and conclusions and make their own judgements or recommendations on the focus or next steps of the research.

Course Objectives:

This course will expose students interested in a career in research to a variety of modern emerging technologies. The technologies covered in the course are of current high interest among researchers.

The course will focus on concepts and the current state-of-the-art of technologies to include the following:

  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Edge Computing; Mobile and Internet of Things
  3. Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
  4. Blockchain
  5. Big Data and Data Management
  6. Agile/DevOps
  7. Cyber Security

A full course description may be found in the syllabus.


Date Topic Paper/Reading List Presenter (and notes)
8/30 First day admin JFB
9/06 Day 1 leftovers & Sample presentation JFB
9/13 Decentralized information management
Note -- JFB on travel next week!
9/27 AI/ML
10/11 Quantum
10/25 Cloud
11/8 IoT
11/22 Modern Software Delivery
12/6 Final Meeting!