Prerequisite: PhD standing in SIMS.
Meeting schedule and location:
Fall 2001: selected Mondays, 12:30-2pm, SH107
Spring 2002: selected Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, SH107
Here is the tentative meeting schedule:
|Aug 27||Overview and Logistics||John||Assignment 1|
|Sep 10||Disciplinary vs. Interdisciplinary Research||John|
|Sep 24||Paper Discussion: "Paris Metro Pricing for the Internet"||Michal/Fredrik||Reading|
|Oct 8||Practice Talk: E-privacy in 2nd generation E-Commerce: privacy preferences versus actual behavior||Jens Grossklags||Reading Material|
|Oct 22||Discussion of Forum Proposal||Alessandro/Nicolas|
|Oct 29||Practice Talk: Conditioning Prices on Purchase History||Alessandro|
|Dec 3||Practice Talk: A new design philosophy for the email habitat: rationale and plans for future research||Nicolas|
|Jan 14||Quals practice talk||Alessandro|
|Jan 31||Discussion: SIMS Research Toolkit/Expertise||John|
|Feb 14||Paper Discussion: "A Mathematical Theory of Communication" by Claude Shannon; PhD Committee (Marti Hearst)||John||paper|
|Feb 28||Discussion: Economics of Information Security||Charis/Rachna|
|Mar 14||Faculty Seminar||AnnaLee Saxenian||Reading (brief, full)|
|Apr 4||Faculty Seminar -- Cancelled|
|Apr 18||Faculty Seminar||Warren Sack||Readings|
|May 2||Faculty Seminar||Deirdre Mulligan (Boalt)|
The meeting dates are tentatively scheduled for once every fortnight. However, everyone should keep the meeting timeslot available for all weeks, so that we can schedule additional meetings and/or reschedule existing meetings as the need arises.
Everyone is expected to facilitate at least one meeting per semester. You can (i) do a practice talk for a conference presentation or thesis proposal, (ii) lead a discussion on a research paper that you (or your classmates) have identified in assignment 1, (iii) lead a discussion on a topic that we didn't have time to cover last semester, (iv) lead a discussion on work-in-progress that you wish to receive feedback on, etc.
The discussion leader for each week should send pointers to relevant background material to the mailing list <email@example.com>, or make copies and distribute them to the group if no online version is available. You can pre-distribute a list of discussion questions as well. Please plan to have these materials distributed at least 48 hours before the meeting, so that everyone can come to the meetings prepared.
Please send comments and corrections regarding this course to firstname.lastname@example.org.