Teaching a Science of Information Course

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Center for Science of Information NSF Science & Technology Center


Faculty Workshop June 5-6, 2013

Team building for collaborative Science of Information courses:

The interdisciplinary topic is "Science of Information". This workshop is aligned with a $25 million NSF initiative: The Center for Science of Information.

The organizers will share materials from courses we have taught in Science of Information. Attending faculty will likewise share their own course experiences.

As a key outcome, faculty will be prepared to teach their own Science of Information courses spanning the computational and mathematical sciences, biology, engineering, physics, and beyond.

The workshop is especially well-suited for junior faculty and/or post-docs who are interested in discussing and learning about teaching courses in the emerging Science of Information field.

Funding for Travel, Lodging

A limited number of funds for travel and rooms are available for up to twenty participants on a competitive basis decided by the Workshop PI's (with up to $750 travel/lodging/meals reimbursement per person).


Tentative schedule for workshop sessions will be afternoons and early evenings.

Workshop participants are welcome to attend the morning sessions of the 2013 North American Information Theory School (no additional registration or fees required). Please indicate your preference on the registration form so we may plan accordingly.

Any questions:
Dr. Mark Daniel Ward

Workshop Facilitators

Mark Daniel Ward and Deepak Kumar from the Center for Science of Information will be leading the workshop, sharing lessons learned and course materials developed from their respective Introduction to Science of Information courses.

This Faculty Enhancement Workshop is made possible through a grant project supported by the National Science Foundation Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES).