11 December 2019 Agenda

Agenda for Informatics Board of Studies meeting on Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 14:00hrs-16:00 hrs in Appleton Tower, Room 7:14

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Welcome to all members and introductions


Draft Minutes of Previous Meeting  - 20 November 2019


Matters Arising

11122019_BoS Item 1) New Course Proposal - Software Engineering and Professional Issues - Cristina Alexandru and Conrad Hughes

Resubmission of proposal following feedback from 16 Oct BoS


11122019_BoS Item 2) New Course Proposal - Machine Learning Theory - Rik Sarkar

Resubmission of proposal following feedback from 20 Nov BoS


11122019_BoS Item 3) New Course Proposal - Introduction to Practical Data Science (DL) - Adam Carter

New Distance Learning short course proposal 


11122019_BoS Item 4) New Course Proposal - Principles of Data Management - Andreas Pieris

The proposed course is a significantly revised version of the existing course Advanced Topics in Foundations of Databases (ATFD, INFR11122).

Please note - "Based on feedback received from S Goldwater there may be some changes to the plans for formative vs summative assessment and the description of the second formative assessment. An updated proposal will be posted by Monday 9 Dec."


11122019_BoS Item 5) New Course Proposal - Introduction to Databases - Paolo Guagliardo

The proposed course is a revision of the existing Database Systems Course and more accurately reflects what is being taught. 


11122019_BoS Item 6) New Course Proposal - Advanced Database Systems - Milos Nikolic

The proposed course is a revised and extended version of the existing Advanced Database Systems course INFR11011


11122019_BoS Item 7) New Course Proposal - Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group Report - Michael Mistry

These courses are a requirement in the new 4-year PhD programme in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, taken by RAS-CDT students. They are “shadow” Courses and will be fully administered and executed by Heriot-Watt University.


11122019_BoS Item 8) New Course Proposal - Data Visualisation Upskilling - Benjamin Bach

This proposal is for an online course, meant as upskilling for people outside university


AOCB (Any Other Current Business)