GeorgiaTech 2024 – Summer courses offered to FIB students

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Don't miss the opportunity to join the Georgia Tech's summer program at the North Campus.

As every year, on May starts the GeorgiaTech’s summer programme at FIB. If you are a Bachelor Degree student you can attend various ourses and get credits.

- 14 May:

  •  Presentation of the courses from 10 to 10:35 at FIB's Auditorium (Sala d’actes Manuel Martí Recober). Attending this initial information session is highly recommended.

- 15 May: start classes at 9h (room C6003)
- 26 July: last day of classes
- No classes:

  • 1 to 3 June
  • 20 to 24 June
  • 4 to 7 July

Available courses:

  • CS 3750: Human-Computer Interface Design & Evaluation, Prof. Valerie Summet

Schedule: Tuesday from 14:10 to 17h and Thursday from 15:40 to 17h.

Description: This course teaches how to design human-computer interfaces that are usable and effective, using principles and methods that apply to all interactive systems—desktops, laptops, pads, smart phones, and consumer devices. Topics include human perceptual and cognitive capabilities, methods to understand user requirements and needs, as well as ways to evaluate interactive systems. The course will include an extensive, summer-long team-based project. For this project, your team will design, prototype, and test an interactive system. The emphasis will be on design and prototyping with industry tools rather than programming.

  • CS 4400: Introduction to Database Systems, Prof. Sweat

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:50h.

Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for the design and use of a modern database system. We explore the database design process through the course material and the completion of a group project. The project will take you from the real-life problem description to a conceptual data model and on to the implementation of a database specific model (namely the relational data model). We will see how to use the relational database language SQL to define the relations and to write SQL statements to insert, delete, retrieve, and update the data. We'll study ways to judge and improve the goodness of relations.

  • CS 4001: Computing and Society, Prof. Valerie Summet

Schedule: Tuesday from 12:40 to 14h and Thursday from 12:40 to 15:30h.

Description: This course examines computing as a social process, with emphasis on ethical and social impacts on local and global organizations. Topics include the responsibilities of computing professionals, intellectual property, privacy governance and policy, system safety and security, algorithmic bias, and e-voting. The course also discusses the social context of computerbased technology especially as it is revealed in transitional and cross- cultural differences. This summer, we'll also take a special look at European regulation for topics like net neutrality and data security and privacy and experiment with AIassisted writing for your term paper.

  • CS 4803 RAI: Robotics: AI Techniques, Prof. Jay Summet

Schedule: Monday and Friday from 14:10 to 15:30 and Wednesday from 15:40 to 17h

Description: with In this course, you will learn how to program major systems of a robotic vehicle. You will learn some of the basic techniques in artificial intelligence, including probabilistic inference, planning and search algorithms, localization, tracking, and PID control, all with a focus on robotics. Extensive programming examples and assignments in Python will apply these methods in the context of autonomous vehicles. Pairs of students will complete python-based programming projects, and a basic working knowledge of linear algebra, probability, high school geometry and Programming in Python (e.g. CS 1301) are essential.

  • CS 4475: Computational Photography, Prof. Jay Summet

Schedule: Wednesday from 14:10 to 15:30

Description: This course examines the role of technology in the development of sustainable communities, locally and internationally. Using historical perspective, case studies, community engagement methods and practice, and critical evaluation techniques, students will develop an appreciation for the strengths and limitations of technology in sustainable community development and learn/practice skills needed to effectively work in community contexts.

Requirements and conditions to participate:

  • Courses are open to GEI students who have not previously taken similar subjects and who have passed at least 180 ECTS or more.
  • All the courses are taught in English.
  • For any course passed, the student will get 6 ECTS elective credits (the enrolment is after the course). Maximum of 12 ECTS credits can be recognized.

If you are interested in attending some of the courses, please send an email with the topic ‘GeorgiaTech 2024 – Summer courses’ to  specifying the course/s you want to take and your personal data.

Deadline to sent petitions: 12th of May, 2024