Course Title
Informatics 291s
Literature Survey in Software Engineering
Spring 2016

André van der Hoek
Office: DBH 5038
Phone: +1 949-824-6326
Office hours: Thursday, 10-11

Location: DBH 1423
Lecture day and time: Wednesday, 09:30-10:50

Catalogue Description
291s Literature Survey in Software Engineering (2). Reading and analysis of relevant literature in Software Engineering under the direction of a faculty member.

All students enrolled in the course will earn a letter grade based upon: (a) class participation, (b) weekly summaries, (c) practice questions.

  • Class participation: 50%
  • Weekly summaries: 40%
  • Practice questions: 10%

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Week Date Topic Slides
1 March 30 Introduction Lecture 1
2 April 4 No lecture
3 April 13 Testing part 1 (first 3 papers)
4 April 20 Testing part 2 (last 2 papers) and Usability
5 April 27 Hypertext and the Web
6 May 4 Coordination and Open Source
7 May 11 Formal Methods
8 May 18 Student panel
9 May 25 Mining and Software Engineering Research Evaluation
10 June 1 Question and answer
TBD Phase II exam