General Information

When:   Mon/Wed, 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Where: 5129 Sennott Square Building (map)
Instructor: Prof. Alexandros Labrinidis (contact)
TA: Cory Thoma (contact)

Purpose: This course is the second data management course in the CS Department. As such, it has the following main objectives. First, to study topics that go beyond the traditional relational database management system framework, such as information retrieval, data mining, and data warehousing. Second, to study security-related issues as they arise in web-database environments. Third, to expose students to advanced database applications and also to related data/information management and analysis technologies, while gaining hands-on experience.
Prereq: A grade of C or better in CS 441 and CS 445 is required (or permission of the instructor). Working knowledge of Java and familiarity with Unix are assumed.
Enrollment: 48 students currently registered
Textbook: There is no single textbook with enough coverage of all the material that we want to discuss in this class. We will rely on online references and also on O'Reilly's Safari Bookshelf for which the University has institutional access (i.e., you will not have to buy extra books).
Web page: http://db.cs.pitt.edu/courses/cs1655/fall2014
Class Blog: http://cs1655.blogspot.com
Socrative: http://www.socrative.com (in-class quizzes)
Piazza: https://piazza.com/pitt/fall2014/cs1655/home

Announcements
December 8: Sample solutions for Assignment 3 and 4
December 3: Final Exam Information
December 3: Posted slides for Data Streams
November 21: Assignment #5 posted
November 19: Posted RDF / SPARQL material

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