Lecture Schedule 2011, FDD3001: Research: Theory, Method, Practice.

Room numbers subject to change! Please check on this page! Individual advising (by appointment, I am not always there!) in/outside my office, room 1434, Lindstedtsvagen 3, floor 4

Reading advice will be posted here before lectures; by Items I mean the papers listed in the Course Package page

Occasions labelled SEMINAR have compulsory attendance, in the sense that you will get an alternative assignment for those that you miss.

Reading recommendation:
Items 1, 2, 3, 4 from Course Package.
Slides, ppt
Wednesday 14 September 2011 10:15-12:00, room L21, Drottning Kristinas v 30
Introduction and course overview.
Truth and interpretation in Mathematical and Natural Sciences:
from Thales via Prandtl to Guillemin.

Reading recommendation:
Items 12, 13.
Items 5, 6, 9, 16.
Slides
Wednesday 21 September 2011 10:15-12:00, room 1537, Lindstedtsv 3
Discussion of topics from last lectures, Social Sciences overview:
Improving society or understanding phenomena?

SEMINAR Sept 28:
Before the seminar you should think about the following problems:
* When do you use computer simulation in your studies or everyday life?
* Why use computer simulation instead of physical experiments?
* How can computer simulation be used in a tsunami warning system?
* How can computer simulation be used in medicine?
* What will the daily mean temperature be in Stockholm May 10, 2012?
* What will the monthly mean temperature be in Stockholm in May 2012?

Wed Sept 28, 10-12, room M35, Brinellvägen 64 (upstairs)
Johan Hoffman: Science Fiction in Virtual Worlds. abstract
Map to Brinellvagen 64

SEMINAR Oct 5:
Reading recommendation:
Lasker Prize (sorry, only in Swedish)
Neuroscience article
Wed Oct 5 2011, 10:15-12, room M33, Brinellvägen 64 (upstairs)
Erik Fransén: Brain Research

SEMINAR Oct 12:
Pre-seminar thinking recommendation:
- What is a robot?
- How do robots look like in the future?
- Are there any fears related to robotic development? Examples?

Wednesday 12 October 2011 10:15-12:00, E2, Lindstedstv 3.
Danica Kragic: Robotics Research

Reading recommendation:
Items 7, 8, (10), repeat 12: Ch 1 Literature.
Slides part 1
Slides part 2(accessible from KTH domain only)
Wednesday 19 October 2011 10:15-12:00, room 4523 Lindstedtsv 5, floor 5
Rhetorics of Science: How to write papers and applications

SEMINAR:
Wednesday 26 Oct 2011 10:15-12:00, D42, Lindstedtsv. 5 floor 4.
Jan Gulliksen: Human Computer Interaction Research
Slides

Reading recommendation:
Items 11, 14, 21; Browse the VR CODEX pages
Slides
Wednesday 02 November 2011 10:15-12:00, room 4523
Ethics and Law.