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In this course, technical and non-technical students can gain basic proficiency in health informatics. Health informatics is the application of computing to healthcare delivery, public health, and community-based clinical research.
The overall course paradigm is the Institute of Medicine's vision of a "Learning Health System" that uses data from actual patient care to gain new knowledge and feeds that knowledge back as care is delivered to achieve a safer, higher quality, and more cost effective health delivery system.
This course aims to provide a succinct overview of the emerging discipline of materials informatics at the intersection of materials science, computational science, and information science. Attention is drawn to specific opportunities afforded by this new field in accelerating materials development and deployment efforts.
A particular emphasis is placed on materials exhibiting hierarchical internal structures spanning multiple length/structure scales and the impediments involved in establishing invertible process-structure-property (PSP) linkages for these materials. More specifically, it is argued that modern data sciences (including advanced statistics, dimensionality reduction, and formulation of metamodels) and innovative cyberinfrastructure tools (including integration platforms, databases, and customized tools for enhancement of collaborations among cross-disciplinary team members) are likely to play a critical and pivotal role in addressing the above challenges.
This course is an introduction to high-throughput experimental methods that accelerate the discovery and development of new materials. It is well recognized that the discovery of new materials is the key to solving many technological problems faced by industry and society. These problems include energy production and utilization, carbon capture, tissue engineering, and sustainable materials production, among many others.
This course will introduce the learner to a remarkable new approach to materials discovery and characterization: high-throughput materials development (HTMD). Engineers and scientists working in industry, academia, or government will benefit from this course by developing an understanding of how to apply one element of HTMD, high-throughput experimental methods, to real-world materials discovery and characterization problems. Internationally leading faculty experts will provide a historical perspective on HTMD, describe preparation of ‘library’ samples that cover hundreds or thousands of compositions, explain techniques for characterizing the library to determine the structure and various properties including optical, electronic, mechanical, chemical, thermal, and others. Case studies in energy, transportation, and biotechnology are provided to illustrate methodologies for metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites.
This course explores the mathematical theory of two player games without chance moves. We will cover simplifying games, determining when games are equivalent to numbers, and impartial games. Many of the examples will be with simple games that may be new to you: Hackenbush, Nim, Push, Toads and Frogs, and others. While this probably won’t make you a better chess or Go player, the course will give you a better insight into the structure of games.
This course explores the analysis and design of thin-walled pressure vessels and engineering structures subjected to torsion. The course will look at real-world applications for thin-walled pressure vessels, such as gas storage tanks, simple spray cans, and techniques that could even be used to analyze blimps. In the torsion part of the course, participants will study techniques used for analyzing and designing torsion bar suspensions like the ones used in cars or track vehicles. Torsion is even applicable in the study of spiral bone fractures. Participants will need to have successfully completed the Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress and Strain and Axial Loading course in order to be successful in this course.
Continuing on the engineering path of courses that Georgia Tech offers through MOOCs, Mechanics of Materials 1: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading expands on subjects covered in Introduction to Engineering Mechanics and in Applications in Engineering Mechanics courses. Understanding what causes stress and strain on solid objects will help you problem solve and plan according to design-stable structures.
The methods taught in the course are used to predict the response of engineering structures to various types of loading, and to analyze the vulnerability of these structures to various failure modes. Axial loading will be the focus in this course. You will need to have successfully completed Introduction to Engineering Mechanics and Applications in Engineering Mechanics Coursera courses in order to be successful in this course.
Control of Mobile Robots is a course that focuses on the application of modern control theory to the problem of making robots move around in safe and effective ways. The structure of this class is somewhat unusual since it involves many moving parts. To do robotics right, one has to go from basic theory all the way to an actual robot moving around in the real world, which is the challenge we have set out to address through the different pieces in the course.
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