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2012-2013 Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Complex Systems (CSYS)

CSYS 205 - Software Engineering
Treatment of software engineering problems and principles, including documentation, information hiding, and module interface specification syntax and semantics. Requires participation in a team project. Students who receive credit for CSYS 205 may not receive credit for CSYS 208 or CSYS 209. Cross-listed with: CS 205.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 221 - Deterministic Modls Oper Rsch
The linear programming problem. Simplex algorithm, dual problem, sensitivity analysis, goal programming. Dynamic programming and network problems. Prerequisite: CSYS 124, CSYS 121 desirable. Cross-listed with: MATH 221.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 226 - Civil Engineering Systems Anyl
Linear programming, dynamic programming, network analysis, simulation; applications to scheduling, resource allocation routing, and a variety of civil engineering problems. Pre/co-requisites: Senior/Graduate standing in CEE or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CE 226.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 245 - Intelligent Transportation Sys
Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), ITS user services, ITS applications, the National ITS architecture, ITS evaluation, and ITS standards. Pre/co-requisites: CE 140 or equivalent; Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CE 245.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 251 - Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to methods for realizing intelligent behavior in computers. Knowledge representation, planning, and learning. Selected applications such as natural language understanding and vision. Prerequisites: CS 103 or CS 123; CS 104 or CS 124; STAT 153 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: CS 251.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 253 - Appl Time Series & Forecasting
Autoregressive moving average (Box-Jenkins) models, autocorrelation, partial correlation, differencing for nonstationarity, computer modeling. Forecasting, seasonal or cyclic variation, transfer function and intervention analysis, spectral analysis. Prerequisites: CE 211 or CE 225; or CE 141 or CE 143 with Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: STAT 253.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 256 - Neural Computation
Introduction to artificial neural networks, their computational capabilities and limitations, and the algorithms used to train them. Statistical capacity, convergence theorems, backpropagation, reinforcement learning, generalization. Prerequisites: MATH 124 or MATH 271; STAT 153 or equivalent; computer programming. Cross-listed with: STAT 256, CS 256.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 266 - Chaos,Fractals&Dynamical Syst
Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, Julia sets, the Mandelbrot set, period doubling, renormalization, Henon map, phase plane analysis and Lorenz equations. Co-requisite: CSYS 271 or CSYS 230 or Instructor permission Cross-listed with: MATH 266.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 268 - Mathematical Biology&Ecology
Mathematical modeling in the life sciences. Topics include population modeling, dynamics of infectious diseases, reaction kinetics, wave phenomena in biology, and biological pattern formation. Prerequisites: CSYS 124, CSYS 230; or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: MATH 268.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 300 - Principles of Complex Systems
Introduction to fundamental concepts of complex systems. Topics include: emergence, scaling phenomena and mechanisms, multi-scale systems, failure, robustness, collective social phenomena, complex networks. Students from all disciplines welcomed. Pre/co-requisites: calculus and statistics required; Linear algebra, differential equations, and computer programming recommended but not required. Cross-listed with: MATH 300.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 302 - Modeling Complex Systems
Integrative breadth-first introduction to computational methods for modeling complex systems; numerical methods, cellular automata, agent-based computing, game theory, genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, and complex networks. Pre/co-requisites: Computer programming in any language; calculus. Linear algebra recommended. Cross-listed with: CS 302.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 303 - Complex Networks
Detailed exploration of distribution, transportation, small-world, scale-free, social, biological, organizational networks; generative mechanisms; measurement and statistics of network properties; network dynamics; contagion processes. Students from all disciplines welcomed. Pre/co-requisites: MATH 301/CSYS 301, calculus, and statistics required. Cross-listed with: MATH 303.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 312 - Adv Bioengineering Systems
Advanced bioengineering design and analysis for current biomedical problems spanning molecular, cell, tissue, organ, and whole body systems including their interactions and emergent behaviors. Cross-listed with: ME 312.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 350 - Multiscale Modeling
Computational modeling of the physics and dynamical behavior of matter composed of diverse length and time scales. Molecular simulation. Coarse-graining. Coupled atomistic/continuum methods. Cross-listed with: ME 350.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 352 - Evolutionary Computation
Theory and practice of biologically-inspired search strategies including genetic algorithms, genetic programming, and evolution strategies. Applications include optimization, parameter estimation, and model identification. Significant project. Students from multiple disciplines encouraged. Pre/co-requisites: Familiarity with programming, probability, and statistics. Cross-listed with: BIOL 352, CS 352.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 355 - Statistical Pattern Recogntn
Analysis of algorithms used for feature selection, density estimation, and pattern classification, including Bayes classifiers, maximum likelihood, nearest neighbors, kernels, discriminants, neural networks, and clustering. Prerequisite: STAT 241 or STAT 251 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: STAT 355, CS 355.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 359 - Appld Artificial Neural Ntwrks
Introduction to articifial neural networks. A broad range of example algorithms are implemented in MATLAB. Research applications to real data are emphasized. Pre/co-requisites: STAT 223, CS 016/CE 011, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CE 359.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CSYS 369 - Applied Geostatistics
Introduction to the theory of regionalized variables, geostatistics (kriging techniques): special topics in multivariate analysis; Applications to real data subject to spatial variation are emphasized. Pre/co-requisites: STAT 223 or STAT 225; CS 016/CE 011 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: STAT 369.
Credits: 3.00
CSYS 395 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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