Information Frontiers Pathways:

Core Science of Information Track (Undergraduate)

This track offers both short and semester equivalent courses to provide a solid foundation in the concepts and methods of information science.

This track is suitable for undergraduate students that have a strong interest in mathematics including as a pre-requisite a calculus course.

Completing this track will help prepare students for more rigorous topics in the science of information at the graduate student level.

All courses in this track are available as video tutorials on our YouTube Channel, and some courses are also available on dedicated distance learning platforms.

Probability: Basic Concepts & Discrete Random Variables

Prerequisite: Completion of a course in calculus is suggested.
Platform: edX YouTube

Probability: Distributions & Continuous Random Variables

Prerequisite: Completion of a course in calculus is suggested.
Platform: edX YouTube

Entropy & Data Compression: The Foundations of Information

Prerequisite: Completion of both Probability courses (1 & 2 above) is suggested.
Platform: Learning Hub YouTube

Introductory Information Theory

Prerequisite: Completion of both Probability courses (1 & 2 above) is suggested.
Platform: Learning Hub YouTube

Encryption: Security through Mathematics

Prerequisite: Completion of both Probability courses (1 & 2 above) is suggested.
Platform: Learning Hub YouTube

Introduction to Ethics & Philosophy of Information

Prerequisite: None
Platform: YouTube

Introduction to Big Data Analysis

Prerequisite: None
Platform: Will be either edX or FutureLearn course during 2017. Currently a Purdue (West Lafayette) course.