CPSC 6107. Survey of Modeling and Simulation. (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Courses in Calculus and Statistics. This course introduces the discipline of Modeling and Simulation by surveying its paradigms and methodologies as well as important and related disciplines. The Monte Carlo, continuous, and discrete event simulations are introduced as a foundation. Topics such as humans in simulations, verification and validation, distributed simulations, and interoperability are among the methodologies. Probability and Statistics, Modeling and Visualization are also introduced with particular attention to their importance as related to Modeling and Simulation.
CPSC 6126. Information Systems Assurance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CPSC 5157 or equivalent. This course focuses on the protection of information systems against unauthorized access to or modification of information whether in storage, processing or transit, and against the denial of service to authorized users, including those measures necessary to detect, document, and counter such threats. This course creates sensitivity to the threats and vulnerabilities of information systems, recognition of the need and means to protect data and information, and builds a working knowledge of principles and practices in information security.
CPSC 6127. Contemporary Issues in Database Management Systems (3-0-3) This course provides an overview of modern database management systems and issues relating to these systems. Topics include developing a logical model, deriving the physical design, creating data services, creating a physical database, and maintaining a database in a variety of environments.
CPSC 6185. Intelligent Systems (3-0-3) This course introduces students to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with emphasis on its use to solve real world problems for which solutions are difficult to express using the traditional algorithmic approach. It explores the essential theory behind methodologies for developing systems that demonstrate intelligent behavior including dealing with uncertainty, learning from experience and following problem solving strategies found in nature.