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TIMTABLE & SYLLABUS

2012 1nd semester
Time/Date Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri.
09:30 - 10:45

ITCE5 42 / EECE593
Microwave Active Circuits
Bumman Kim

ITCE522/EECE700O
 
Human Body Communication and Networking for Convergence Engineering
Chansu Yu

ITCE500
Intro. to IT Convergence Eng.
J. Won-Ki Hong,
Meyya Meyyappan,
Jamal Deen
Hector E. Roman

ITCE5 42 / EECE593
Microwave Active Circuits
Bumman Kim

ITCE522/EECE700O
 
Human Body Communication and Networking for Convergence Engineering
Chansu Yu

ITCE500
Intro. to IT Convergence Eng.
J. Won-Ki Hong,
Meyya Meyyappan,
Jamal Deen
Hector E. Roman

 

11:00 -12:15

ITCE642/EECE598
Advanced Nano Devices
Jeong-Soo Lee

ITCE622/EECE626
Multimedia Networking
Hwangjun Song

ITCE740D/IBBT622H
Networks at the convergence of IT,NT,BT
Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Hector E. Roman

ITCE720C/EECE564
Linear System Theory
PooGyeon Park

ITCE642/EECE598
Advanced Nano Devices
Jeong-Soo Lee

ITCE622/EECE626
Multimedia Networking
Hwangjun Song

ITCE740D/IBBT622H
Networks at the convergence of IT,NT,BT
Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Hector E. Roman

ITCE720C/EECE564
Linear System Theory
PooGyeon Park

 

12:30-13:45  

 

   

 

14:00-15:15

ITCE504/EECE515
Machine Learning
Seungjin Choi

ITCE544/EECE569
Analog Integrated Circuits
Hongjune Park

ITCE710D
Enabling Convergence
through Cloud Computing
Raouf Boutaba
(14:00 ~ 16:30)

ITCE623/EECE663
Estimation Theory
PooGyeon Park

ITCE504/EECE515
Machine Learning
Seungjin Choi

ITCE544/EECE569
Analog Integrated Circuits
Hongjune Park

ITCE501/EECE700L
Autonomic System
Guy Pujolle
(14:00 ~ 16:30)

ITCE623/EECE663
Estimation Theory
PooGyeon Park

 
15:30- 16:45

ITCE645
Sensor Technology
for Convergence Engineering
Meyya Meyyappan, Jamal Deen

ITCE710F

ICT & HealthCare Convergence
Ahmed Mehaoua

ITCE710D
Enabling Convergence
through Cloud Computing
Raouf Boutaba
(14:00 ~ 16:30)

ITCE645
Sensor Technology
for Convergence Engineering
Meyya Meyyappan, Jamal Deen

ITCE710F
ICT & HealthCare Convergence
Ahmed Mehaoua

ITCE501/EECE700L
Autonomic System
Guy Pujolle
(14:00 ~ 16:30)

 

 
17:00  18:15  

ITCE760F/MOLS622V
Convergence of Mitochondrial Biology and Technology
Seungjae Lee
(17:00 ~ 19:45)
ITCE800A
Seminars in IT Convergence Engineering
James Won-Ki Hong

ITCE760E/MOLS622D
Convergence of development and aging
Seungjae Lee
(17:00 ~ 19:45)

 

 

 

SYLLABUS

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ITCE500
Course Title Introduction to IT Convergence Engineering

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M, W 09:30 ~10:45

Lecturer

James Won-Ki Hong,
  Meyya Meyyappan,
  Jamal Deen

Lecture Room

RIST4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location

RIST4417

Tel.

2244

e-mail

jwkhong@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
 
This course introduces the subject of convergence for information and communication technologies (ICT). Convergence is the creation of a new technology by merging distinct technologies, industries, and/or devices into a unified whole. This course will introduce key topics in four important ICT areas: nano-technology, bio-technology, communications and networking, and autonomic communications. Each of the four areas will be covered with emphasis on: (1) how different technologies within that area can be combined, and (2) how the four different technologies can be fused together to build Ubiquitous Health solutions. Each course area will be taught by experts in that field, including ITCE Distinguished Visiting Professors as well as POSTECH faculty. This foundational course will be used to aid the student in choosing their area of specialization in the Division of IT Convergence Engineering.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
NONE

Grading
60% homework, 40% student project
60% homework, 40% student project

Class Materials
NONE - custom set of slides and papers from each Professor

References
John Strassner, “Realizing the Convergence Vision of Korea”, First International Conference on the Convergence Industry, keynote address, Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 23, 2009

Course Schedule
 
Meets 2 days per week, 75 minute lecture each meeting (prefer Mondays and Wednesdays). Starts March 1 and continues for 16 weeks.
Week 1: Introduction, Administration, and Definition of IT Convergence
Weeks 2-4: Nano-Technology
Weeks 5-7: Bio-Technology
Week 8: Student Project Week
Weeks 9-11: Communications and Networking
Weeks 12-14: Autonomics
Week 15: Student Project Week

Week 16: Student Project Presentations


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ITCE504/EECE515
Course Title

Machine Learning

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Mon. & Wed. (14:00 ~ 15:15)

Lecturer

Seungjin Choi

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

2259

e-mail

seungjin@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
 
Machine learning is the study of computer algorithms that allow computers to "learn". It is a method of creating computer algorithms such that computers are able to perform pattern recognition, prediction, decision, and so on. This introductory course on machine learning will address mathematical and statistical methods involving current statistical machine learning as well as various applications. Topics to be covered include density estimation, Bayes decision theory, latent variable models, mixture models, discriminant analysis, clustering, classification, dimensionality reduction, regression, kernel methods, VC-dimension, HMM, MLP, RBF, etc. Main focus will be given to statistical and probabilistic methods for machine learning, involving supervised, unsupervised, and semi supervised learning.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
No pre-requisite.However, the basic understanding of probability/statistics and linearalgebra  will be helpful.

Grading
Homework assignments: 50%
Midterm exam: 30%

Final term project: 20%

Class Materials
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (by C. Bishop, 2006, Springer)

References
1. Introduction to Machine Learning (by E. Alpaydin, 2004, MIT Press)2. Pattern Classification, 2nd edition (by Duda et al., 2000)


Course Schedule
[week 1]  Introduction and probability primer
[week 2] Density estimation (Kullback matching and maximum likelihood estimation)
[week 3] Expectation maximization
[week 4] Clustering: k-means and Mixture of Gaussians
[week 5] Spectral clustering
[week 6] Continuous latent variable models
[week 7] Linear models for regression
[week 8] midterm exam
[week 9] Bayesian linear regression and Bayesian decision theory
[week 10] Fisher linear discriminant analysis
[week 11]  Multilayer perceptron, LMS, Wiener filter
[week 12]  Logistic regression and GLM
[week 13] Mixture of experts
[week 14] Kernel methods:  Kernel PCA, Kernel FDA, SVM
[week 15] Hidden Markov models

[week 16] Final term project


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ITCE522/EECE700O
Course Title

Personal Area Networks

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Mon. & Wed.(09:30~10:45)

Lecturer

Chansu Yu

Lecture Room

Rist4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location

RIST4
4411-1

Tel.

5624

e-mail

chansuyu@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
 
In this course, students will learn short-range wireless network solutions for personal and body area networks. Topics include network topologies, protocols, and industry standards for these networks such as Bluetooth, 802.15.3, 802.15.4/Zigbee, and 802.15.6 (BAN). They also include ultra low-power signal processing, RF communication near or in body networks, security provisions, and data fusion techniques. Personal and body area network scenarios and applications are also discussed. Students will have an opportunity to get first-hand experience with sensornet, GNU Radio-based software radio platform, and BAN/PAN devices.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
C, C++ and script languages for hands-on experiments, A basic knowledge of computer networks, wireless networks and operating systems.

Grading
30% Midterm Exam (two)
30% Homework & Lab report
30% Two-phase project

10% Attendance & participation

Class Materials
There is no required text for the class. Lecture notes and a set of research papers will be handed out.

References
WPANs to Personal Networks: Technologies and Applications (Ramjee Prasad, Luc Deneire) , Artech

  1. Body Sensor Networks ( Guang-Zhong Yang , Ed.) , Springer, 2006
  2. Principles of Wireless Networks, by K. Pahlavan and P. Krishnamurthy, Prentice Hall PTR, 2002.
  3. Wireless Sensor Networks by Feng Zhao and Leonidas Guibas.
  4. IEEE 802.15 Working Group for WPAN ( http://www.ieee802.org/15/ ) ? 15.1 Bluetooth v1.1, 15.3 MAC and PHY for High Rate WPAN, 15.4 Low Rate WPAN, 15.6 Body area network
  5. GNU Radio/USRP, http://gnuradio.org/
  6. TinyOS, http://www.tinyos.net/

Topics covered
 
Short-range wireless network standards (Bluetooth, 802.15.3, 802.15.4/Zigbee, and 802.15.6)

  1. Ultra low-power communication systems (low-power signal processing, RF communication near or in body networks, antenna, propagation, external transceiver )
  2. Security provisions (adaptive security for low-power, low-rate wireless networks)
  3. Data fusion techniques (m ulti-sensor fusion , di rect data fusion, feature-level fusion )
  4. Context-aware sensing , a utonomic sensing
  5. Personal and body area networkscenarios, projects and applications


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TCE542/EECE593
Course Title

Microwave Active Circuits

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M, W 09:30 ~ 10:45

Lecturer

Bumman Kim

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

2231

e-mail

bmkim@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
This course covers the basic concept of Microwave active circuit design.
Epecifically, it will cover two port network, matching network, microwave amplifier design, broadband amplifier, and Power amplifier. LNA, mixer, and oscillator designs will be also covered

 
Prerequisite and Compulsory
Electronic circuit, Microwave engineering

Grading
Exam 3 * 20%, Homework 20%, Circuit design 20%

Class Materials
Microwave Transistor Amplifiers analysis and design by Guillermo Gonzalez Prentice Hall

References
Microwave circuit design using linear and nonlinear techniques by G. D. Vendelin, A. M. Pavio, U. L. Rohde Wiley InterscienceHigh Power GaAsFET Amplifier by John Walker Artech House

Course Schedule
1) representation of two port networks 2) matching network 3) microwave transistor amplifier design 4) noise matching and low noise amplifier design5) broadband amplifier 6) power matching and power amplifier design  7) Mixer design  8) Oscillator design
 



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ITCE544
Course Title

Analog Integrated Circuits

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M, W 14:00 ~ 15:15

Lecturer

Hongjune Park

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

 2234

e-mail

hjpark@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
Learn and practice how to design CMOS analog integrated circuits including bias circuits, OP amp and switched capacitor filter using hand analysis and SPICE simulation (Focused learning of CMOS analog circuits rather than extensive coverage, Emphasis on homeworks.  

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Electronic Circuits 1 & 2  

Grading
Exams 50%(midterm 25%, Final 25%), Attendance5%, Homeworks 45% (may be adjusted)  

Class Materials
박홍준 ,  "CMOS 아날로그 집적회로 설계 2 차판 (,)",  시그마 프레스 ,  2010

References
B.Razavi,  "Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits",  McGraw-Hill, 2001
 

Course Schedule
Week 1: Introduction, Quick review of MOS I-V characteristic, small    signal equivalent circuitWeek 2: Review of CS CG CD amp and cascode amp(Ch4),Week 3: Review of differential pair(Ch5),HW1: Differential pair with active loadWeek 4: Review of feedback and noise analysis (Ch6),Week 5: Review of frequency response and stability (Ch7)Week 6, 7: Ch 8 Current source and bias circuits, HW2: Current source designMidterm exam:Week 8, 9; Ch9 CMOS OP ampWeek 10; Quick review of Common mode feedback and fully differential OP amp (Ch10) HW3: OP amp design, Week 12, 14, 15, 16: Switched capacitor filter circuits, HW3 SCF
 

Others
Professor : Hong June Park,  LG417, 279-2234,  E-mail: hjpark@postech.ac.kr
 



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ITCE622
Course Title

Multimedia Networking

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M, W 11:00 ~ 12:15

Lecturer

Hwangjun Song

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

2246

e-mail

hwangjun@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
In this course, we study the basic concept of multimedia networking and why  multimedia networking is essential. Various networking technologies are covered to efficiently provide multimedia service over the Internet and wireless network, and the basic multimedia compression technology is presented to enhance QoE over wireless/wired network
 

Prerequisite and Compulsory

Grading
Midterm 30%Final exam 40%Homework / Project 30%
 

Class Materials
There are no required textbooks for this course. Lecture notes and research papers will be used, which are provided by the instructor.

References

Course Schedule
Multimedia Networking
1. Introduction to Multimedia networking  
why multimedia networking is important
QoS/QoE for Multimedia Applications

2. Brief review of the basic concept of network
Review of Network layer and Protocol.

3. Multimedia service over the Internet
What can we do to improve QoS over the Internet
Internet congestion control /  Flow control
Multicast / Overlay Multicast
QoS mechanism over the Internet
Future Internet

4, Multimedia service over wireless network
What can we do to improve QoS over wireless network
Introduction to wireless channel /MAC
Mobile ad hoc network / Mesh network
Cross layer technology
Mobile IP

5. Video compression
Basic concept of video compression
Video artifact of compressed video
Rate control
Robust / Adptive compressed video technology

Examples

 



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ITCE623/EECE663
Course Title

Estimation Theory

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

T, T 14:00 ~15:15

Lecturer

Poo Gyeon Park

Lecture Room TBD Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

2238

e-mail

ppg@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
This course forces students to find a model with delay components and to implement
several control concepts related to delayed system theories with matlab, which

produces delayed system toolboxes.


Prerequisite and Compulsory

Grading

Class Materials

References

Course Schedule


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ITCE642
Course Title

Advanced Nano Devices

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M, W 11:00 ~ 12:15

Lecturer

Jeong-Soo Lee

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

2380

e-mail

ljs6951@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
  This course will focus on the physics, characteristics, and reliabilities of nanoscale electronic devices

Prerequisite and Compulsory
No prerequisite
 

Grading
Midterm (30%) + Homework (20%) + Term project (40%) + Attendance (10%)
 

Class Materials
Lecture Notes

References
- Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices, 2nd edition, by Y. Taur & T. H. Ning (Cambridge Univ. Press 2009)
- Nanoscale transistors: device physics, modeling, and simulation by M.S. Lundstom and J. Cuo (Springer 2006)


Course Schedule
1 ~ 3 weeks: MOSFET Fundamentals( MOSFET review, 1D electrostatics, IV characteristics)
4 ~ 7 weeks: Short channel MOSFETs ( Quantum effects, 2D electrostatics, Vth engineering, series resistance, Ballistic Model )
8 ~ 11 weeks: SOI Devices ( SOI electrostatics, FinFETs, UTBFETs, and Nanowire FETs)
12 week: CMOS fabrication ( process flow and device variability)

13 ~ 15 weeks: Reliability ( Negative Bias Temperature Instability, PBTI, TDDB, HCI, 1/f noise )



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ITCE645
Course Title

Sensor Technology

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M, W 15:30 ~ 16:45

Lecturer

Meyya Meyyappan, Jamal Deen

Lecture Room RIST
4406
Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

5604

e-mail

mmnano@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
Sensors are small devices, in a sense, designed to replace bulky analytical instruments to meet various needs in chemical, environmental, biomedical, agricultural, and several other industries. This course will discuss how micro and nanotechnologies have been shaping the sensor design and development. Development of sensors that are small, consume little power and inexpensive is key to realize the goals of U-Health and U-Environment initiatives which are becoming common across the world.
 

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Undergraduate degrees in one of the following: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Eng.,
Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, Chemistry

Grading
One project with a final report and presentation 100%
 

Class Materials
Course viewgraphs will be posted on POVIS in advance

References

Course Schedule
1. Introduction 2. Physical sensors (stress, strain, temperature, pressure etc.) 3. Chemical sensors 4. Biosensors 5. Biomedical sensors 6. Sensor theory 7. Modeling 8. Sensor system development 9. Commercial outlook 10. Related topics

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ITCE710D
Course Title

Enabling Convergence through Cloud Computing

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Tuesday 14:00 ? 16:30

Lecturer

Raouf Boutaba

Lecture Room

RIST4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location

  RIST4413

Tel.

4432

e-mail

rboutaba@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
With the rapid development of hardware and software virtualization technologies, the last few years have witnessed the rise of cloud computing, a new computing model that aims at providing resources to applications and services like public utilities such as water and electricity. Although cloud computing has already become a multi-billion dollar business, many key research challenges still exist, waiting for further and more advanced research. In this course we will read related papers and discuss the current trends and latest findings in this emerging area. The goal of this course is to acquire an in-depth understanding of the research issues in cloud computing including datacenter network design, resource and performance management, energy management, security, pricing as well as application frameworks such as MapReduce. We will also review related research topics including scheduling, network, server and storage virtualization.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Undergraduate level network and distributed systems course(s)

Grading
15% Class participation
25% Paper presentation
25% Paper reviews

35% Final project

Class Materials
Lecture notes and presentation slides

References
R. Boutaba et al., Cloud computing: State of the art and research challenges. Journal on Internet
Services and Applications. Springer, January 2010.

Selected research articles published in top tier conferences and journals.

Course Schedule
General course description
How to read and review papers
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Research topics in cloud computing
Data center network architectures
Network management
Resource management
MapReduce and scheduling

Cloud storage and data replication

Measurements and performance analysis
Energy management
Pricing and economics

Security and enterprise applications

 


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ITCE710E
Course Title

Managing Convergence Networks

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Thursdays 14:00 ? 16:30

Lecturer

James Won-Ki Hong

Lecture Room RIST4406 Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
 RIST4413 Tel.

4422

e-mail

jwkhong@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
Recent years have witnessed an increasing trend towards the convergence of networks, services, and applications. In contrast to a telecommunications landscape where different services are delivered through separate access technologies, each tailored to a specific application, network convergence aims at providing a unified network platform for the efficient coexistence of previously distinct media accessible through common interfaces on single devices. The convergence trend is further stressed by users’ increasing demand for ubiquitous access to any service anytime, anywhere and on any device. This, however, implies that one device should be able to connect with a multitude of specialized services, access technologies, and possibly different network operators. The objective of this course is to study and discuss the recent developments in the area of network convergence and management, and providing a view of the field’s state-of-the-art today.

Prerequisite and Compulsory
Undergraduate level network and distributed systems course(s)

Grading
15% Class participation
45% Paper reviews & presentations

40% Term project


Class Materials
  Lecture notes, journal/conference papers, and presentation slides

References
  P. Rost et al. (editors), special issue on Recent Advances in Network Convergence of the Computer Networks journal. Elsevier, Vol. 55 (2011) ? see special issue guest editorial, published articles and references thereof.
D. Meddour et al. Completing the Convergence Puzzle: A Survey and A Roadmap. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (WCN), IEEE Press, Vol. 16(3), pp. 86-96, June 2009.

Additional selected publications will be provided at the beginning of semester.

Course Schedule
General course description
Introduction to network convergence and management
Research topics in managing network convergence
Importance of standards and standard interfaces
Convergence of different access technologies
Convergence in the core
Monitoring and control approaches tailored for convergence networks
Converged service and new multimedia applications
Quality of service and quality of experience in convergence
Cloud computing as a convergence enabler
Network convergence and the future Internet architectures
Security aspects of convergence networks

Economical aspects of network convergence and new business models


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ITCE720C
Course Title

Linear System Theory

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

T, T 11:00 ~ 12:15

Lecturer

Poo Gyeon Park

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

2238

e-mail

ppg@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
By the end of the semester each student will: be able to manage how to describe State Space of Linear system and change Nonlinear system into linear system.
understand the definition of Controllability and Observability and their working concepts in actual systems.
understand Continuous-time system and Discrete-time system as well as how to maintain the stability of systems.

Prerequisite and Compulsory 
EECE 322 Introduction to Autonomic Control, EECE490F Electronic Mathematics1

Grading
(Total: 500)
1st test, 2nd test: 100 each
Final Test: 200

Homework: 100


Class Materials
W.L.Brogan, Modern Control Theory, 3rd edition, Prentice-Hall


References

Course Schedule
1st week: Definition of Systems, Mathematical Notations, Linear Space, Span, Basis
2nd week: Right and Left Null Space, Rank, Nullity, Inner Product, Change of Basis, Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization
3rd week: Similarity Transformations, Cayley-Hamilton Theorem, Minimal Polynomial,Jordan Canonical Form
4th week: Matrix Theorems, Quadratic forms, Frobenius Theorem
5th week: 1st test
6th week: Fundamental Matrix, State-Transition Matrix
7th week:Solution of State Equations, Solution of State Equations, Modelling
8th week: Signal Flow Graph,Phase Plane, Controllability
9th week: Controllability, Observability, PBH Test
10th week: 2nd test
11th week: Linearization,  Realization
12th week: Realization,  Discrete-time Systems
13th week: Discrete-time Systems, Population Model
14th week: Canonical Decomposition, Canonical Decomposition
15th week: Observer and Pole Placement, Observer and Pole Placement

16th week: Final Test

 


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ITCE740D
Course Title

Networks at the convergence of IT, NT, BT

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Tue-Thu 11:00-12:15

Lecturer Gianaurelio Cuniberti,
H. Eduardo Roman
Lecture Room

RIST4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location

  RIST4

Tel.

4431

e-mail

cuniberti@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
Present a broad view of different network structures playing a role in computer, biological and physical sciences and engineering. Learning new advanced statistical methods for characterizing and predicting the behavior of such complex systems.

Prerequisite and Compulsory 
Basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and statistics.

Grading
30-40% for assignments;
50-60% for term project;

5-10% for class participation (attendance, questions and answers)
 

Class Main Topics (5 Lessons each)
(1)     Complex architectures: biological networks (immune networks, gene networks, methabolic networks, neural circuitry) and IT (artificial neural networks, internet, financial time series) networks.
(2)     Nanostructures and molecular assembly: (nanolithography, molecular selfassembly, molecular (DNA) computing).
(3)     Elements of stochastic processes. Non parametric statistics, Levy flights.
(4)    Scale-free networks.
(5)     Non linear time series analysis

(6)            Simulation methods of complex random structures.


References
Lecture notes will be provided. Closely related textbook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0691113572/
 

Course Schedule
Tuesday and Thursday 09:30-10:45, March-June 2011
 


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ITCE760E
Course Title

Convergence of development and aging

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Thu. 17:00 ~ 19:45

Lecturer

Seungjae Lee, Jin Kwan Han

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

2531

e-mail

seungjaelee@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
This course will review the latest trend in the fields of biological research on the development and aging processes of model organisms. The topics include early embryonic development, late organogenesis in the Xenopus, and metabolism and aging processes in C. elegans, and the implications of these studies in human. This course expands an in-depth analysis of the current literature in developmental biology and molecular genetics of aging.

Prerequisite and Compulsory 
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Grading
70% presentation, 30% attendance

Class Materials
various research papers

References

Course Schedule
 


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ITCE760F
Course Title

Convergence of Mitochondrial Biology and Technology

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Tue, 17:00 ~ 19:45

Lecturer

Seung-Jae Lee, Sang Ki Park

Lecture Room   Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

2351

e-mail

seungjaelee@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
Mitochondria are essential organelles required for generating energy in cells by performing cellular respiration. This course will review the latest trend in the fields of mitochondrial biology. The topics include genetic control of mitochondria, roles of mitochondria in nervous systems, effects of reactive oxygen species generated by mitochondria on aging. This course expands an in-depth analysis of the current literature in genetics and neuroscience of mitochondria and its implication in human biology..

Prerequisite and Compulsory 
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Grading
70% presentation, 30% attendance

Class Materials
various research papers

References

Course Schedule


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ITCE501
Course Title

Autonomic Systems

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Thu. 14:00 ~ 16:30

Lecturer

Guy Pujolle

Lecture Room

RIST4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location

RIST4415

Tel.

5605

e-mail

Guy.Pujolle@lip6.fr r

Objectives
This course is intended for the students who are interested in understanding autonomic systems. First, the need and motivation for autonomic systems will be described. Next, we will review different autonomic architectures from the US, Europe and Asia, emphasizing core mechanisms such as control loops, management abstractions, and how sensors and effectors interface the autonomic manager to the entity being managed. We will then examine the salient features of representative autonomic systems, and augment this with practical examples based on our WCU ITCE program, and discuss potential research topics for autonomics graduate students. The course will conclude with examples that explain how to manage different types of systems, how to enable business needs to drive the management of systems and services, and how to orchestrate behavior.

Prerequisite and Compulsory 
IP environment and network management schemes

Grading
40% assignments, 50% course project, 10% class participation

Class Materials
Textbook and powerpoint slides will be provided

References
Z. Movahedi, M. Ayari, R. Langar, and G. Pujolle, "A survey of autonomic network architectures and evaluation criteria", IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, On Line

  1.  ( http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=05770278 )
  2. J. Rubio-Loyola, C. Mérida-Campos, Joan Serrat, D. Macedo, S. Davy, Z. Movahedi, G. Pujolle - "A Service-centric Orchestration Protocol for Self-organizing Autonomic Management Systems", IEEE Network 25(6): 16-23, 2011

D. F. Macedo, Z. Movahedi, J. Rubio-Loyola, A. Astorga, G. V. Koumoutsos, G. Pujolle: The AutoI approach for the orchestration of autonomic networks. Annals of Telecommunications 66(3-4): 243-255 (2011)

T. Ali Yahiya, G. Pujolle, A.-L. Beylot, An autonomic-oriented framework based IEEE 802.21 for mobility management in 4G networks, ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review 15 (1): 37-51, January 2011

D. F. Macedo, A. L. dos Santos, J. M. S. Nogueira, G. Pujolle: Fuzzy-based load self-configuration in mobile P2P services. Computer Networks 55(8): 1834-1848 (2011)

Course Schedule
1 Need and motivation for autonomic systems
2 Review of different autonomic architectures from the US, Europe and Asia
3 Control loops, management abstractions, sensors and effectors interface, etc.
4 Salient features of representative autonomic systems, and practical examples
5 Knowledge plane and piloting plane
6 Autonomic Internet and Post-IP networks (FP7 project AUTOI and 4WARD)
7 Autonomic wireless and 4G networks
8 Autonomic urbanization for virtual networks and clouds
9 Potential research topics for autonomics graduate students

10 Autonomic to enable business needs to drive the management of systems and services, and


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ITCE710F
Course Title

ICT & HealthCare Convergence

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

M.W 15:30 ~ 16:45

Lecturer

Ahmed Mehaoua

Lecture Room

RIST4412

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location
  Tel.

5606

e-mail

ahmed.mehaoua@parisdescartes

Objectives
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play an essential role in supporting daily life in today's digital society. They are used everywhere now and play an important role in the delivery of better and more efficient healthcare services. The objective of this course is to learn how ICTs are helping you, doctors, pharmacists and hospitals to take better care of your health.

Students taking this course will be guided in their understanding of selective e-Health & m-Health service managing and underlying ICT trends, research and innovations, including the ability to review, identify and critically analyze strengths-weaknesses of varying emerging e-Health ICTs.

Uponcompletion of this course, students will be able to do the following key tasks:
- Perform state-of-the-art reviews of key concepts/theories applicable to the design and the management of efficient, secure and flexible e-/m-healthcare services and underlying ICT;
-  Generate new ideas about future e-Health & m-Health innovations, research and practices

- Learn to assemble a “conference paper” for submission to an academic conference.

Prerequisite and Compulsory 
Undergraduate level network and operating systems course(s)

Grading
The delivery of this course will include lectures, class discussions, and presentations of selected topics by student/student groups. There will be no mid-term or final examinations. To complete the class program, the students will examine and present specific projects that relate to the course in groups of two-three as a team

Component 

Weight

Class Participation  

15%

Seminar Presentation 

25%

Individual Home Assignments  

30%

Group Project (presentation & written Report) 

30%

Total 

100%

Class Materials
Presentation slides

References
Selected survey and research articles on e-/m-health & ICT management (TBA)

Course Schedule
An Introduction to health informatics (e.g. e-/m-Health)  


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ITCE800A
Course Title

Seminars in IT Convergence Engineering

No. of Credits

3-0-3

Dept.

IT Convergence Engineering

Lecture Time

Tue 17:00 ~ 18:15

Lecturer

James Won Ki Hong

Lecture Room

RIST4406

Type of Course Elective
Office
Location

RIST
4417

Tel.

2244

e-mail

jwkhong@postech.ac.kr

Objectives
This course is a seminar course providing seminars given by invited speakers from around the world as well as speakers from POSTECH on various topics on but not limited to the convergence of IT, BT, NT, Communications and Networking.

Prerequisite and Compulsory 
None

Grading
TBA

Class Materials
None

References
None

Course Schedule
TBA