- Game Theory http://www.game-theory-class.org/
- Design and Analysis of Algorithms I http://www.algo-class.org/
- Cryptography http://www.crypto-class.org/
- Software Engineering for Software as a Service http://www.saas-class.org/
- Natural Language Processing http://www.nlp-class.org/
- Computer Science 101 http://www.cs101-class.org/
- Human-Computer Interaction http://www.hci-class.org/
- Probabilistic Graphical Models http://www.pgm-class.org/
We’ve talked about universities releasing lecture videos through ItunesU and occasionally offering full courses, as with Stanfords Intro to AI class. Well now courtesy of Stanford and their OpenClassroom project, anyone can learn all the skills needed to become a computer scientist. If you saw NASA’s recent API announcement and were saddened because you didn’t have the skills to mine that mountain of data for scientific goodies, now you have no excuse.
The NIH has put forth a challenge to the nation, asking anyone and everyone to send in their best science experiments oriented for kindergarden up to 12th grade. They plan on picking the best ones and releasing the procedures for the public to use for free. Aside from their horrible choice of prizes (An electronic badge, really?) this is a great initiative and I can’t wait to see the resource that comes out of this.
Charlie Dvorchak(apologies if misspelt name) of John Hopkins University walks us through how to make Cadmium Selenide semiconductor nanocrystals, also known as a type of Quantum Dot.
Caution: Cadmium Selenide is dangerous to human health, so be sure to take proper precautions if you choose to work with it.
P.s. Just one cool possible use of quantum dots is a BioLaser.
This fall, Stanford professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig will offer their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” class online for free. Most major universities already offer a selection of their class lectures online through their youtube channels or ItunesU. But this is the first times I’ve heard of a university opening up a class for anyone to enroll, get graded on the same curve as students and even receive a certificate of completion. This is a good sign for the citizen science movement, open access to Ivy league education independent of cost and location should prove groundbreaking.
If you’d like to attend the class, online enrollment closes on Sept 20th. And the class will take place from Oct. 10 ~ Dec. 16.