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We are pleased to note ...
...that Bloomberg has listed 6.034 as among "Five of the Best Computer Science Classes in the U.S."
What they meant to say is that 6.034 has had outstanding TAs. Among them is head-TA Jessica Noss, the 2016 winner of the EECS Carlton E. Tucker Award for outstanding teaching as a graduate-student teaching assistant.
To see how 6.034 outcomes relate to the outcomes of other subjects in the Course 6 curriculum, see the graphical display in the 6.034 Curricular Goals Map
In the fall semester of 2016, 6.034 will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11 in 10-250. Most, but not all of Professor Winston's lectures will be on Monday and Wednesday. On many, but not all Fridays, you will learn about what is happening in the field right now from someone who is doing work right now in an area related to the Monday and Wednesday lectures.
Examinations will cover material from the traditional lectures as well as the right-now lectures. It will be extremely difficult to field questions on the right-now material if you do not attend the right-now lectures because the material is not yet in textbooks or, in many cases, published papers.
Recitations (previously known as "tutorials") will meet weekly on Monday and Tuesday. On the first day of class, you will fill out a form that will enable us to assign you to a recitation.
6.034 is no longer offered in the spring term.
More details will emerge during the first lecture on Wednesday, 7 September 2016.
What should I take after 6.034?
For 6.034 alums looking for related subjects, we recommend the following, as of 31 January 2016. There may be additions through registration day.
Subjects by Right Now Lecturers, Spring
|Instructor||Right Now Talk||Number||Title|
|Gerald Sussman||Propagator networks||6.945||Large-scale symbolic systems|
|Ed Boyden||Enlarging brain tissue||20.309||Biological instrumentation and software|
|Julie Shah||Getting people on the same page||16.35||Real time systems and software|
|Pawan Sinha et al.||The vision of the newly sighted||9.012||Cognitive science|
|Patrick Winston||Understanding stories||6.803/6.833||The Human Intelligence Enterprise|
Note that 6.803/6.833 is a lotteried subject, oversubscribed. See 6.803/6.833 home page.
Other subjects of note, Spring
|Brian Williams||6.834J/16.412J||Cognitive Robotics|
|Barzilay-Jaakkola-Kaelbling||6.036||Introduction to Machine Learning|
|Berwick and Bartel||6.049J||Evolutionary Biology: Concepts, Models and Computation|
6.036 could be called Computational Statistics. It is not about perception, cognition, or action, but it is a valuable subject that everyone should take.
Other subjects of note, Fall
|Robert Berwick||6.863||Natural Language and the Computer Representation of Knowledge|
|Brian Williams||16.410J/16.413J||Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making|
|Gerald Sussman||6.946||Classical mechanics: a computational approach|