This course will give students from outside of Engineering an under-the-hood view of 12 important
technologies that will impact their daily lives in the next decade. For each technology, students
(1) understand the core technical challenges in realizing the technology,
(2) gain intuition on how the challenges are being solved,
(3) appreciate how such technologies translate to business and revenue, and
(4) identify implications in areas such as privacy, fairness, policy, ethics, and other paradigm shifts.
Technical subjects to be considered include basics of sensing, computing, communication, and control, the 4 pillars of technology.
To help students better relate to the topics discussed in the course, each technology will be highlighted
using one or more well-established companies (e.g., Comcast, ATT, Google, Facebook, ADT, Amazon, Microsoft, Tesla, Verisign).
Logistics and Links:
Timing: Tu/Th 11-11:50am, Labs: Friday
25% Hands-on exercise
25% Midterm exam