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Computer Science

CSCI 418 (Q) Financial Technology. (Credit Hours: 3) (Pre-requisites: Grade of C or better in CSCI 203)This course will provide an introduction to financial concepts and algorithms. Students will develop online applications to gather real-time data and use financial algorithms for pricing and monitoring of financial products.

By its very nature, Financial Technology is about the implementation of programming solutions to complex financial model problems. This course will give students an opportunity to develop a real-time financial application as it would be done for a major investment bank or brokerage house. The project will take approximately six weeks (three hours per week for a total of eighteen contact hours).

CSCI 445 (Q*) Image Processing and Analysis. (Credit Hours: 3) (Pre-requisites: Grade of C or better in CSCI 150/150L and MATH 160, or MATH 242/242L) This course introduces the theoretical foundations and methodologies of digital image processing and analysis. Topics include intensity transformations, contrast enhancement, filtering in the spatial and frequency domains, restoration and reconstruction, edge detection, feature extraction, morphological operations, image segmentation, object recognition, and color image processing. Semesters offered: S.

Students will participate in a project based on the ISBI Challenges, a combination of a contest and a workshop in the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. The challenges are open to everyone and aim to accelerate the pace of research by hosting quantitative comparisons of competing algorithms on common datasets.

For example, students will be responsible for obtaining testing and training data, designing a method to segment images, and applying evaluation metrics to their data. They will also need to justify their design choices. The exposure to multidisciplinary research areas is aligned with the course goals. The nature of the project requires extensive experimentation and algorithm development. While every student is unique, the experimentation phase of the project is estimated to be 20-30 hours. This may overlap with other research activities, such as performing a literature search and reporting their results, to produce the final paper. In total, the expectation is for approximately 40 experiential contact hours.