CS490: Emerging Topics and Basics of Computer Science (1-3 credits) Spring 2017

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W 12:30-1:20 PM, January 9 – April 29, 2017,  Armory 102 B




Prof. Bharat Bhargava

·        Email: bbshail<AT>purdue<DOT>edu

·        Office: LWSN 2116F

·        Office hours: Tuesday 12:00-1:00 pm

·        Phone: 494-6013


 Wed.  1:30-3:20 pm ( Kalid Hilal), HAAS G056 Laboratory.


LWSN B160 Fri. 1:30- 2:30




Kalid Hilal (Office: LWSN 3151)

·        Email: khilal <AT>purdue<DOT>edu

·        Office hours: During PSO times and Wed 1:30 pm, or by appointment in LWSN 3151.


Course Description

Everyone in Purdue can learn the main ideas in Computer Science.

Students meet for a one (1) hour seminar every week for one semester where main ideas of CS will be presented. Lectures will be supplemented with a laboratory that can teach some tools or demonstrate CS principles. Topics includes: Programming, computer architecture, security, networking, databases, Mobile computing, big data, cloud computing, data mining, etc. We can include more topics that are of interest.

Faculty member will give a seminar appropriate for a non CS student.

Outside speakers ( distinguished speakers/ colloquia speakers to CS/ ECE department) will be invited who can present their very best ideas and inspire. Students will submit a report (5-7 pages summarizing the ideas from lectures on a topic of their interest) and present them in class for credit.


I invite all students in other departments of Science, all colleges in Purdue to come and learn technology developments. Public is invited to attend or audit the course.