MS in Computer Science - Intelligent Systems Courses
Students pursuing the Intelligent Systems concentration in the MSCS program will take 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the list below plus 1 elective course (3 credit hours) for a total of 15 credit hours.*
CPSC-51000 Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics (3)
Overview of the field of data mining and analytics; large-scale file systems and Map-Reduce, measures of similarity, link analysis, frequent item sets, clustering, e-advertising as an application, recommendation systems.
CPSC-53000 Data Visualization (3)
The theory and practice of visualizing large, complicated data sets to clarify areas of emphasis. Human factors best practices will be presented. Programming with advanced visualization frameworks and practices will be demonstrated and used in group programming projects.
CPSC-55000 Machine Learning (3)
Algorithms for enabling artificial systems to learn from experience; supervised and unsupervised learning; clustering, reinforcement learning control. Students will write programs that demonstrate machine-learning techniques.
CPSC-57100 Artificial Intelligence 1 (3)
Introduction to the field of artificial intelligence. This course covers the study of intelligent agent design and rational decision making. Topics include: goal-driven agents, search techniques, optimization, constraint satisfaction problems, logic, knowledge-based agents, probability and utility theory, Bayesian networks, and the basics of machine learning.
CPSC-57200 Artificial Intelligence 2 (3)
Techniques for planning, learning, and decision making under uncertainty and in multi-agent environments. Topics include Markov Decision Processes (MDPs), partially observable MDPs, reinforcement learning, game theory, Bayesian networks, and special topics.
CPSC-57400 Natural Language Processing (3)
Methods and algorithms for natural language processing (NLP). This course will present the linguistic, probabilistic and statistical foundation that underlies NLP and introduce algorithms used in NLP with an emphasis on applying these algorithms in developing computer applications.
CPSC-61000 Theory of Computation (3)
This course examines undecidability, computational complexity, and models of computations. Topics include languages and automata, Turing machines, reductions, time and space complexity classes, and completeness.
CPSC-61500 Computer Graphics (3)
This course provides an overview of display devices and applications, point-plotting techniques, two-dimensional transformations, clipping and windowing, lighting, and three-dimensional techniques. Students are also introduced to interactive computer graphics, animation and graphics applications. Students explore these concepts using C++ and the OpenGL programming interface.
CPSC-63000 Database Systems (3)
File storage structures, relational database management systems, entity relationship diagrams, relational algebra, relational calculus, SQL, database security, concurrency control, distributed and cloud storage solutions, coding database-supported web sites using PHP and XML.
CPSC-65000 Robotics (3)
This course introduces the student to the modeling, identification, and control of robotic systems. The course focuses on the implementation of identification and control algorithms on a two-link robot. Topics include the mathematical modeling of robotic systems and the analysis, simulation, and implementation of both linear and nonlinear representations of such systems. The design and integration of sensors and actuators and algorithms for responding and controlling these devices will be pursued.
CPSC-65500 Cloud Computing and Virtualization (3)
An introduction to the concepts and techniques of implementing cloud computing through the use of virtualization and distributed data processing and storage. Topics include operating system virtualization, distributed network storage, distributed computing, cloud models (IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS), and cloud security.