Undergraduate Software System Design in the University of Washington Department of Computer Science & Engineering, 1997 (5:05, in Microsoft NetShow format)
Three teams of CSE undergraduates, led by Professor John Zahorjan and professional software developer Dennis Canady from Microsoft, learned commercial software development methodology and synthesized knowledge from a variety of previous courses by designing, implementing, documenting, and demonstrating 3-D multi-player distributed videogames built using VC++, Visual SourceSafe, and DirectX.
The "product" of 1997's undergraduate course on Computer Animation, taught to teams of students from Computer Science & Engineering, Architecture, Art, and Music by CSE Professor David Salesin, Cassidy Curtis from Pacific Data Images, and various guest lecturers.
A documentary describing seven projects from 1997's undergraduate Computer Engineering capstone design course, including a computer-controlled Etch-a-Sketch, an interface for controlling hardware devices over the web, a system for unobtrusively getting the instructor's attention in distance learning situations, a small robot car that holds a "wheelie," an Internet mouse that controls multiple computers simultaneously, a Bloedel rotating chair used by physicians at the UW Medical Center, and an industrial robot programmed to physically play checkers (including visual recognition of the human opponent's moves).
An integrated version of the three preceding videos, including some introductory material and some contextual material regarding the Whose Hat is That?, the term project in the Computer Animation capstone.
Three neat embedded system projects from the undergraduate Computer Engineering capstone design course: an autonomous vehicle, a 4-legged walking robot, and a voice-activated talking toaster.
An innovative multi-disciplinary course, taught to teams of undergraduates from Art and Computer Science & Engineering by Professor David Salesin, Ronen Barzel (Pixar Animation Studios), and Annabella Serra (Rainsound), with guest lecturers from Disney, Dreamworks Interactive, Microsoft, Pacific Data Images, Pixar, Rhythm & Hues, and the UW School of Music.
The Alliance for Education presented the University of Washington with its 1997 "A+ Partnership Award" for Outstanding Contributions to the Seattle Public Schools. Special recognition went to Ed Lazowska of the UW Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Steve Corbato, Scott Mah, and Bill Mar of the UW Office of Computing & Communications, for their work in designing and implementing a metropolitan-area network for the Seattle School District. This video was prepared by KOMO TV and shown at the awards ceremony.
Our colloquia are available live on the Internet, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time, using the both Microsoft Netshow and Mbone tools.
CSE 589, "Applied Algorithms," Autumn 1997, is available on the Internet, both live (Wednesdays, 6:30-9:20 p.m. Pacific time) and on-demand.
Our introductory course, CSE 142, has audio linked to its web-based transparencies, using RealAudio. Because the course is fairly stable from quarter to quarter, we anticipate reworking the audio only once per year.
CSE 588, "Network Systems," was broadcast live on the Internet during Spring 1997, and is now available in archived format.
CSE 593, "Transaction Processing Systems," has its Winter 1997 lectures online in Microsoft NetShow format.
Construction progress of the EE/CSE Building can be monitored on the web by means of two cameras.
Ed Lazowska's 1996 University of Washington Annual Faculty Lecture, "A Half Century of Exponential Progress in Information Technology," is available in an integrated viewgraph/audio/video format, courtesy of UW Computing & Communications. (Also other multimedia formats and plain html transparencies.)