About this course
Big data, data-mining and AI are commonly used terms world-wide these days. We are now able to “compute” various things with computers, and it allows us to use big data and AI technology effectively. Computer Science is a field where the usage of computers and “computations” have continuously evolved. In this course, you will learn the essence of computer science. You will obtain an overview of cutting-edge computer science as well as learn the basics and introductory level knowledge of computer science, while experiencing, designing and writing your own simple programs. The video lectures in this course are delivered in Japanese accompanied by Japanese transcripts. An English version of this course is scheduled for release during the fall of 2019.
What you'll learn
・What is data (corresponding to an atom of data)?
・What is a computation (the one that corresponds to the atom of the computation)?
・Basic information security: encryption, decryption, and crypto-breaking
・Private key cryptosystems and public key cryptosystems
・Representative examples of utilization of computations in present society (Computer simulation, Data mining)
・Installation of software and the programming environments (editor, shell)
・How to use the programming environments (editor, shell) for computations
・Basic programming using “Ruby on Rails,” a programming language
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