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School of Informatics
Graduate 2000-2002
Academic Bulletin

IU Informatics Program
School of Informatics   
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Graduate Courses

Key to Course Codes
Informatics Graduate Course Descriptions
New Media Graduate Course Descriptions

Key to Course Codes

Afro-American Studies (COAS)
Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design (COAS)
American Studies Program (COAS)
Anatomy (Medical Sciences Program)
Astronomy (COAS)
Biology (COAS)
Business (Kelley School of Business)
Chemistry (COAS)
Classical Studies (COAS)
College of Arts and Sciences
Cognitive Science Programs (COAS)
Comparative Literature (COAS)
Criminal Justice (COAS)
Computer Science (COAS)
Economics (COAS)
Education (School of Education)
English (COAS)
Fine Arts (COAS)
Geography (COAS)
Geological Sciences (COAS)
Gender Studies (COAS)
History (COAS)
School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
History and Philosophy of Science (COAS)
Honors (COAS)
Informatics (School of Informatics)
Journalism (School of Journalism)
Liberal Arts and Management Program (COAS)
Linguistics (COAS)
Mathematics (COAS)
Music (COAS)
New Media (School of Informatics)
Nursing (School of Nursing)
Philosophy (COAS)
Physiology (Medical Sciences Program)
Physics (COAS)
Political Science (COAS)
Psychology (COAS)
Religious Studies (COAS)
School of Library and Information Science
Sociology (COAS)
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Speech and Hearing Sciences (COAS)
Telecommunications (COAS)
Theatre and Drama (COAS)
University Division (COAS)

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Informatics Graduate Course Descriptions

The abbreviation "P" refers to the course prerequisite or prerequisites. The number of hours of credit given a course is indicated in parentheses following the course title.

INFO I501 Introduction to Informatics (3 cr.) Basic information representation and processing; searching and organization; evaluation and analysis of information. Internet-based information access tools; ethics and economics of information sharing.
INFO I502 Information Management (3 cr.) P: INFO I501. Survey of information organization in medical, health, chemical, and biology related areas; basic techniques of the physical database structures and models, data access strategies, management, and indexing of massively large files; analysis and representation of structured and semi-structured medical/ clinical/chemical/biological data sets.
INFO I503 Social Impact of Information Technologies (3 cr.) An overview of important social, legal, and ethical issues raised by information technology.
INFO I590 Topics in Informatics (1-3 cr.)

Bioinformatics, IUB/IUPUI
BIOL L519 Bioinformatics: Theory and Application (3 cr.) Biosequence analysis, sequence alignment and assembly; RNA structure, protein, and molecular modeling; genomics and proteomics: gene and function discovery above the sequence level; phylogenetic analysis including parsimony, maximum likelihood, and related concepts; information and machine learning; artificial intelligence, neural networks, hidden Markov models; visual and graphical analysis in bioinformatics; world-wide biologic databases (use, management, analysis, federation, and access); experimental design and data collection techniques; scientific and statistical data analysis; database and data mining methods; network and Internet methods.
BIOL L529 Bioinformatics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Practical Applications (4 cr.) P: two semesters of programming experience or equivalent, knowledge of Unix operating system. Emphasis on problem solving with molecular biology data; biosequence analysis methods; practical software engineering in bioinformatics; methods in data collection, management, analysis and distribution; Internet client-server methods applied to genomic databases; lecture and laboratory.
INFO I532 Seminar in Bioinformatics (1-3 cr.) Presentation and discussion of new topics in bioinformatics as seminar by students. Concentration on a particular area each semester to be announced before registration.
INFO I552 Independent Study in Bioinformatics (1-3 cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. May be repeated for credit.
INFO I692 Thesis/Project in Bioinformatics (1-6 cr.)

Chemical Informatics, IUB/IUPUI
C571 Chemical Information Technology (3 cr.) Chemical structure and data representation and search systems; bioinformatics; chemical information and database systems: laboratory information management systems, spectral and crystallographic databases, chemical reaction databases, patent information management systems, commercial chemical information databases, electronic chemical publishing systems.
C572 Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (3 cr.) Molecular modeling: computer models of molecules and their behavior in gas and condensed phases; implicit and explicit solvation models; quantum and molecular mechanics; search strategies for conformational analysis, geometry optimization methods; information content from Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations. Statistics and chemometrics, multivariate statistics and experimental design, numerical methods, calibration and chemical analysis, optimization methods, artificial intelligence; molecular design, de novo design techniques; quantitative structure activity relationships (QSAR); comparative molecular field analysis; docking; molecular diversity and combinatorial libraries.
INFO I533 Seminar in Chemical Informatics (1-3 cr.) Presentation and discussion of new topics in chemical informatics. Concentration on a particular area each semester to be announced before registration.
INFO I553 Independent Study in Chemical Informatics (1-3 cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. May be repeated for credit.
INFO I693 Thesis/Project in Chemical Informatics (1-6 cr.)

Health Informatics, IUPUI
INFO I530 Seminar in Health Informatics Applications (3 cr.) Presents an overview of the various professional applications and research directions taken in health informatics. Requires directed laboratory experience.
INFO I531 Seminar in Health Informatics (1-3 cr.)
INFO I551 Independent Study in Health Informatics (1-3 cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. May be repeated for credit.
INFO I691 Thesis/Project in Health Informatics (1-6 cr.)

Human Computer Interaction, IUB
INFO I534 Seminar in Human Computer Interaction (1-3 cr.) Topics vary yearly and include the following: information visualization, immersive technologies, designing hypermedia for educational applications, user-centered design techniques and tools, formal methods and cognitive modeling in HCI.
INFO I554 Independent Study in Human Computer Interaction (1-3 cr.) Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, culminating in a written report. May be repeated for credit.
INFO I694 - Thesis/Project in Human Computer Interaction (1-6 cr.)

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New Media Graduate Course Descriptions

The abbreviation "P" refers to the course prerequisite or prerequisites. The number of hours of credit given a course is indicated in parentheses following the course title.

N500 Foundations of Digital Arts Production (3 cr.) Examines foundations and principles of digital media production. Topics include: publishing electronic print media, written composition, methods, textbooks, multimedia, computer transmission of imaging, sound, and video. Other aspects covered are network and broadband media transmission, televideo and computer graphics, background audio, script credit approval, clearances, recording, audio and video sampling. Also included is reproduction of sound and images, tools for digital media application development. Legal and ethical aspects regarding the protection of intellectual property, copyright, name-branding, business affairs, and live performances for the commercial media industry will be assessed.
N501 TPCS: Principles of Multimedia Technology (3 cr.) Examines current practices in the use of digital media technology with special emphasis in Computer Technology, Library Science, Computer Science, Music, Journalism and Art and Design. Paradigms of applied research; implementation and resource allocation; assessment designs for specific production models; assessment of database-backend; study of current applications and concepts.
N502 Digital Media Motion and Simulation Methods (3 cr.) Applications in animation/simulation design and creation using computer desktop tools. Animation models for Web design, Internet applications, composite techniques, and instructional sequences will be developed. Skills will be developed through design and modeling of individual or team multi-disciplinary projects.
N503 Digital Media Application Design Processes (3 cr.) Presents the principles and fundamentals of design techniques using authoring tools on PC, Macintosh and emerging computer platforms. Included are storyboarding, planning and organization of scripts, use of current technology, computers, video and digital arts equipment; computer-assisted design and project planner software tools and management of design team concepts.
N504 Advanced Interactive Design Applications (3 cr.) P: N502. Incorporates extensive analysis and use of computer and multimedia authoring tools intended for distributed learning applications. Project management and programming team organization; media management and selection criteria for digital arts media development; task analysis and instructional sequencing applied to training and instruction; assessment modeling and feedback schedules for intrinsic motivation of students and trainees are examined.
N505 Internship in Media Arts and Technology (3 cr.) An internship program for students to work with and learn from experts in media (digital arts) technology fields who are developing and using new applications in commercial and educational settings. Requirements for interns include the development of a technology project proposal; interview, resume, and project presentation; on-site intern residency; project report; oral and media presentation of project outcomes.
N506 Media Arts and Technology Project (3 cr.) Students create and orally present a multimedia teaching/training project combining elements of digital media technology including CD-ROM, videodisc, digital audio and video, MIDI, and Internet applications. Requirements include technology project proposal development; oral presentation of proposal, research and development of project, project final report, and the presentation of project. Final project to be submitted in digital form for a permanent archive.
N510 Web-Database Concepts (3 cr.) P: N503. Addresses diverse issues arising when designing World Wide Web interfaces. Basic database concepts will be presented, but the course will focus on discussion of interface issues specific to web databases, technologies for linking databases to web servers for delivery, discussion of various web-database applications, case studies, and industry trends.

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