Kick-off 2011 with IAP
December 28, 2010
As the new year begins, CSAIL students, professors and staff are invited to kick-off 2011 with a fun twist on MIT’s traditional academic and extracurricular offerings, thanks to the Independent Activities Period (IAP). Held each January, this four-week special term allows MIT community members to share a skill with fellow students and colleagues, explore an intriguing new subject and learn in a fun and engaging manner.
At CSAIL the IAP offerings range from competition based programming courses to video projects. Offering a little something for everyone, here are the 2011 CSAIL-sponsored IAP courses:
6.470- MIT Web Programming Competition http://web.mit.edu/6.470
Cool Algorithms: Video Recording for Future Generations (Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, Jean-Jacques Quisquater) http://courses.csail.mit.edu/iap/hidalgo/
Developing Massively Scalable Cloud Applications using Spring (Saman Amarasinghe, Mark Fisher) http://www.vmware.com/partners/academic/mit-iap2011.html
6.085- Special Subjects in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Statistics for Research Projects: Statistical Modeling and Experimental Design (Finale Doshi) http://student.mit.edu/searchiap/fs-6-085.html
Learn how to evaluate information correctly in this course, which will cover data analysis, statistical modeling and experimental design, essential skills used while conducting research. Content will include hypothesis-testing and regression models, and there will be hands-on assignments to help students use their new knowledge. Undergraduates and graduate students welcome with no instructor permission required.
If you’re teaching a class you’d like to see included, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.