Notes From Class
Week 1 : September 9, 2002
If you do not have a Glue computer account and an ISR computer account,
please get them. See the FAQ page for instructions.
The class notes will be available at
the Engineering Copy Center (i.e., as of noon, 13th Sep't).
You can make out a cheque to "University of Maryland" for $40.
Read chapter 1 this weekend,
and come to class next week with your questions.
Week 2 : September 16, 2002
Week 3 : September 23, 2002
Before the close of business on friday, please e-mail me three things:
(1) The project title,
(2) a 3-4 sentence description of your topic area, and
(3) who will be working on the frontend "modeling and analysis"
aspects of it this semester.
Week 5 : October 7, 2002
Homework 1 is available.
Bonnie Lawford is the student who proposed the "elevator systems" project
and would like to find a project partner (based on the handout in class,
there's clearly a lot of good work that can be done with this project idea).
If you would like to work with Bonnie, please contact her directly.
Week 6 : October 14, 2002
Week 7 : October 21, 2002
Week 8 : October 28, 2002
Today, we are going to finish the story on statecharts.
Read the chapter on "Models of Systems Engineering Development" in
the class notes.
Week 9 : November 4, 2002
Week 10 : November 11, 2002
Midterm Exam. 5 minutes to read the exam. 2 hrs to answer 4 questions.
Open book and open notes.
Each question will have multiple parts.
You will have to create a variety of diagrams (including
UML diagrams), so please bring some graph paper and a ruler.
As promised in class, there will definitely be a question on
the "traffic intersection" case study.
The "project requirements" will be posted this week.
Week 12 : November 25, 2002
I have a lot of handouts today ... if you couldn't come to class,
please drop by my office to pick them up!
Week 13 : December 2, 2002
Please send me the URL for your project (when it's available)
and I will create a link to it from project abstract page.
The last lecture will cover three things: (1) the scoring method;
(2) analytical hierarchy method; and (3) multi-objective decision making.
I am finished with the project requirements (and will hand them out in
class tonight). I would like to meet with each group to learn a little
more about your project and discuss bottlenecks.
Week 14 : December 9, 2002
Final Exam. 15 minutes to read exam; 2 hours to answer questions.
Try to bring some graph paper and a ruler to the exam.
From: Jeffrey W. Herrmann
To: Mark Andrew Austin
Cc: Linda C. Schmidt
Subject: UML and decision-making
Linda Schmidt and I have an idea for a project that might
be appropriate for a MSSE student who has experience with UML
and is looking for someone to supervise their scholarly paper.
The project involves using UML to model a system of decision-makers
that generate, share, and use information.
Please let us know if you know of anyone who would be interested
in this opportunity.
Week 15 : December 16, 2002
Final Project. Due at 7pm.
This is a hard deadline.
I have another exam on Dec. 18 and need to get all of the
grades in before the close of business, Dec. 20.
Developed in September 2002 by Mark Austin
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