Xinformatics Course

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Professors: Peter Fox
Topics: eScience
Description:
This course will introduce informatics, each of its components and ground the material that students will learn in discipline areas by coursework and project assignments.
In the last 2-3 years, Informatics has attained greater visibility across a broad range of disciplines, especially in light of great successes in bio- and biomedical-informatics and significant challenges in the explosion of data and information resources. Xinformatics is intended to provide both the common informatics knowledge as well as how it is implemented in specific disciplines, e.g. X=astro, geo, chem, etc. Informatics' theoretical basis arises from information science, cognitive science, social science, library science as well as computer science. As such, it aggregates these studies and adds both the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems.
Course Goal:
This course will introduce informatics, each of its components and ground the material that students will learn in discipline areas by coursework and project assignments.

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