6.883 Pervasive Human Centric Computing (SMA 5508)

Spring 2006

A network map.

All the items on this home network were named after places in London.
After a while the connections and their destinations model the complexity and
pervasiveness of computing in everyday life. (Image courtesy of Andrew Wallace.)

Course Highlights

This course features a partial set of lecture notes and a list of readings. In addition, sample quiz questions are available in the exams section.

Course Description

This course is broad, covering a wide range of topics that have to do with the post-pc era of computing. It is a hands-on project course that also includes some foundational subjects. Students will program iPAQ handheld computers, cell phones (series 60 phones), speech processing, vision, Cricket location systems, GPS, and more. Most of the programming will be using Python®, but Python® can be learned and mastered during the course.

This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5508 (Pervasive Computing).

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Dr. Larry Rudolph

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session