View Options Show: All None Introductory Core Capstone Projects Fundamental Computation Software Design Game Development Artificial Intelligence Computing, Mathematics, and Analytics Data Analytics Computing and the Creative Arts Security Biomedical Computation Uncategorized 100-Level 200-Level 300-Level 400-Level 500-Level Fall Winter Spring Summer Not Offered View: Full Compact Group by: NONE CAT LVL TERM Apply Filters Clear Winter CISC 101 - Introduction to Computer Programming FallWinterSpringIntroduction to algorithms: their definition, design, coding, and execution on computers. Intended for students who have no programming experience. CISC 102 - Discrete Mathematics for Computing l FallWinterSpringIntroduction to mathematical discourse and proof methods. Sets, functions, sequences, and relations. Properties of the integers. Induction. Equivalence relations. Linear and partial orderings. CISC 121 - Introduction to Computing Science I FallWinterSummerIntroduction to design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms. Recursion, backtracking, and exits. Linear data structures (stacks and queues). Elementary searching and sorting. Order-of-magnitude complexity. Documentation, iterative program development, translating natural language to code, testing and debugging. CISC 124 - Introduction to Computing Science II FallWinterSummerIntroduction to software design and development with the object-oriented paradigm, and its effect on abstraction and component re-use. Working in groups using incremental development and version management. Test driven development. Numerical computation. CISC 151 - Elements of Computing with Data Analytics WinterIntroduction to algorithms: their definition, design, coding, and execution on computers, with applications drawn from data analytics, including simple prediction and clustering. Intended for students who have no programming experience. All or most assignment work will be completed during lab time. CISC 203 - Discrete Mathematics for Computing II FallWinterProof methods. Combinatorics: permutations and combinations, discrete probability, recurrence relations. Graphs and trees. Boolean and abstract algebra. CISC 204 - Logic for Computing Science FallWinterElements of mathematical logic with computing applications. Formal proof systems for propositional and predicate logic. Interpretations, validity, and satisfiability. Introduction to soundness, completeness and decidability. CISC 220 - System Level Programming FallWinterBasic concepts of Unix-like systems. Shells and scripting. System-level programming in the C language. Software development tools and techniques. CISC 221 - Computer Architecture FallWinterThe descriptive levels of computer architecture. Instruction-set architectures. Assembly Language. Data representation. Support for operating-system management and high-level languages. Input/output and interrupts. Designing for performance. Digital Logic. CISC 223 - Software Specifications FallWinterIntroduction to techniques for specifying the behaviour of software, with applications of these techniques to design, verification and construction of software. Logic-based techniques such as loop invariants and class invariants. Automata and grammar-based techniques, with applications to scanners, parsers, user-interface dialogs and embedded systems. Computability issues in software specifications. CISC 226 - Game Design WinterAn introduction to techniques for designing elementary computer games. Topics will include game development tools and processes, principles of game design, game prototyping and game evaluation. CISC 235 - Data Structures FallWinterDesign and implementation of advanced data structures and related algorithms, including correctness and complexity analysis. Tradeoffs among alternative implementations of a module interface. CISC 271 - Linear Data Analysis WinterElements of linear algebra for data analysis, including: solution of linear equations; vector spaces; matrix decompositions; principal components analysis; linear regression; hyperplane classification of vectorial data. CISC 322 - Software Architecture FallWinterAbstractions and patterns of interactions and relationships among modules. Design recovery; relationship of architecture to requirements and testing. CISC 324 - Operating Systems FallWinterLayered operating systems for conventional shared memory computers: concurrent processes. Synchronization and communication. Concurrent algorithms. Scheduling. Deadlock. Memory management. Protection. File systems. Device management. Typical layers. CISC 325 - Human-Computer Interaction WinterDeveloping usable software requires that human factors be considered throughout the design and development process. This course introduces a series of techniques for development and evaluating usable software, and shows how these techniques can be integrated into a process for software development. CISC 326 - Game Architecture FallWinterAn introduction to software architectural design through the application domain of game development. Abstractions and patterns of interactions and relationships among modules. Design recovery. Relationship to requirements and testing CISC 332 - Database Management Systems WinterData models: relational, entity-relationship. Relational query languages: relational algebra and SQL. Relational database design. Application interfaces and embedded SQL. Storage and indexing. CISC 335 - Computer Networks WinterFundamental concepts in the design and implementation of computer communication networks, protocols, and applications. Overview of network architectures; applications; network programming interfaces (e.g., sockets); transport; congestion; routing and data link protocols; addressing; local area networks; wireless networks, mobility management; security. CISC 351 - Advanced Data Analytics WinterDesign and implementation of complex analytics techniques; predictive algorithms at scale; deep learning; clustering at scale; advanced matrix decompositions, analytics in the Web, collaborative filtering; social network analysis; applications in specialized domains. CISC 352 - Artificial Intelligence WinterAn introduction to the basic principles and tools of artificial intelligence. Problem solving methods and knowledge representation techniques. CISC 360 - Programming Paradigms FallWinterReview of imperatives programming features. Introduction to other widely used programming paradigms. Functional programming languages, such as LISP and Haskell. Higher order functions, lazy evaluation, abstract and recursive types, structural induction, symbolic expressions. Logic programming languages, such as PROLOG. Operational interpretation of predicates and terms, proof search, unification, backtracking. Typical applications. CISC 365 - Algorithms I FallWinterPrinciples of design, analysis and implementation of efficient algorithms. Case studies from a variety of areas illustrate divide and conquer methods, the greedy approach, branch and bound algorithms and dynamic programming. CISC 372 - Advanced Data Analytics WinterInductive modelling of data, especially counting models; ensemble approaches to modelling; maximum likelihood and density-based approaches to clustering, visualization. Applications to non-numeric datasets such as natural language, social networks, Internet search, recommender systems. Introduction to deep learning. Ethics of data analytics. CISC 423 - Software Requirements WinterAn integrated approach to discovering and documenting software requirements. Identification of stakeholders; customer, operator, analyst, and developer perspectives. Requirements elicitation. Transition from initial (informal) requirements to semi-formal and formal representations. Requirements analysis process; analysis patterns. Requirements specification techniques. Relation to architecture and user interface design; traceability of requirements. CISC 451 - Topics in Data Analytics WinterContent will vary from year to year; typical areas covered may include: tools for large scale data analytics (Hadoop, Spark), data analytics in the cloud, properties of large scale social networks, applications of data analytics in security. CISC 453 - Topics in Artificial Intelligence WinterInvestigation of selected areas of artificial intelligence research. Possible topics include natural language understanding, computational perception, planning, learning, and neurocomputing. CISC 454 - Graphics (A) WinterIntroduction to computer graphics, including a review of current hardware; modelling and transformations in two and three dimensions; visual realism: perspective, hidden surface elimination, and shading; colour models; applications in several fields. James Stewart. CISC 455 - Evolutionary Optimization and Learning WinterBuilding, applying and studying algorithms based on the Darwinian principles of natural evolution. A creative approach to AI able to create novel solutions. Genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, and genetic programming. Application to optimization and learning problems. CISC 458 - Programming Language Processors (S) WinterIntroduction to the systematic construction of a compiler: grammars and languages, scanners, top-down and bottom-up parsing, runtime organization, symbol tables, internal representations; Polish notation, syntax trees, semantic routines, storage allocation, code generation, interpreters. CISC 465 - Semantics of Programming Languages WinterSpecifying syntax and semantics; operational and denotational semantics. Lambda calculi, type systems and logical foundations. Meta-theoretic properties. Semantics of imperative languages. CISC 468 - Cryptography WinterFundamentals of cryptographic algorithms: secure pseudorandom number generators, hash functions, symmetric-key cryptography (stream ciphers, block ciphers); public-key cryptography (encryption and decryption, digital signatures, key agreement). Applications of cryptography to secure communication protocols and systems. CISC 472 - Medical Informatics WinterCurrent topics in the application of information technology to medical image computing and its use in image-guided medical interventions. CISC 474 - Reinforcement Learning WinterFormal and heuristic approaches to problem-solving, planning, knowledge representation and reasoning, Markov decision processes, dynamic programming, temporal-difference learning, Monte Carlo learning, function approximation, integration of learning and planning. Implementing simple examples of logical reasoning, clustering or classification. CISC 495 - Software Evolution WinterWhile working in groups, students will participate in the evolution of a software artifact. Elements of a software life cycle are examined in detail: requirements analysis, design recovery, refactoring, documentation, version, and configuration management. CISC 496 - Game Development Project WinterTeam-based project involving the development of a game using modern tools and software engineering techniques. CISC 497 - Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing FallWinterA wide range of topics of current importance in computing, including technical issues, professional questions, and moral and ethical decisions. Students make presentations, deliver papers, and engage in discussion. CISC 498 - Information Technology Project FallWinterTopic selected under the supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis is on the application of software engineering techniques to the development of a substantial software system. Group work, oral presentation, participation in design and code review meetings, and delivery of complete software specification and design are required. CISC 499 - Advanced Undergraduate Project WinterStudents must make a project proposal and secure a supervisor prior to enrolling in this course. Emphasis may be on the development of a large program, or on more theoretical issues. Independent research, an oral presentation, and a written report are required. CISC 500 - Undergraduate Thesis FallWinterIndividual research project under the supervision of a School of Computing faculty member. Evaluation is based on an oral presentation and a written thesis. It is the responsibility of the student to make a research proposal and secure a supervisor prior to enrolling in the course. COCA 201 - Introduction to Computing and the Creative Arts WinterA multidisciplinary studio-oriented overview of computer-based applications in Art, Music, Drama and Film. History of human-computer interaction. Critical and philosophical issues. Animation. Virtual reality. Computer-aided design. Computer games. Enrollment is limited. COGS 100 - Introduction to Cognitive Science FallWinterSpringA multidisciplinary approach to the study of the mind combining approached from philosophy, psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, anthropology, and artificial intelligence. Logic, rules, concepts, and other mental representations used to generate thought and behaviour. Implementation of computational and cognitive models of mental processes. COGS 201 - Cognition and Computation WinterIntroduction to the computational aspects of the mind. Implementation of computer programs for reasoning, decision making, and problem solving to understand these mental processes. Information theory and behaviourism; computational models of cognition, perception and memory processes demonstrating modeling approaches, and cognitive architectures. COGS 499 - Advanced Undergraduate Project WinterTopic selected under the supervision of a faculty member from CISC, LING, PHIL, or PSYC. Emphasis may be on experimental, theoretical, or computer implementation. Independent research, an oral presentation, and a written report are required. The student must make a project proposal and secure a supervisor prior to enrolling in the course.