Subject UPDATES for Spring 2018


Check the subject updates for Spring Term 2018 by clicking on the appropriate subject card on this page. These comprise the known changes for subject offerings by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. For further information about any subject contact the instructor directly.

6.003 Signal Processing (new version)
Undergraduate Foundation Subject; Prerequisites: elementary programming (6.0001 or 6.S080) AND elementary probability (6.041A or 6.01 or 6.008) AND 18.01; Schedule: lectures: M 12:30-2pm (6-120);labs: W 12:30-2pm and F 11-2pm (34-501) OR W 2-3:30pm and F 2-5pm (34-501);
6.S062 Mobile and Sensor Computing
Undergraduate - AUS; Prerequisites: 6.033 or equivalent, or permission of instructor; Units: 3-0-9; Instructors: Profs. Sam Madden and Hari Balakrishnan and Fabel Adib (Media Lab); Schedule: TR1-2:30, room 32-141
6.S076 Network Engineering -CANCELLED ST18
CANCELLED ST18 Undergraduate Level - AUS; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.02, 6.041, 6.042, 18.440; Instructor: Professor Muriel Medard (; Schedule: TR9:30-11, room 36-112 (change of time/room)
6.S077 Introduction to Data Science
Undergraduate; Units: 4-0-8; Prerequisites: 6.041A; Instructor: Instructor: Professors Yury Polyanskiy (, Devavrat Shah (, and John Tsitsiklis, ( Schedule: Lec TR1-2:30, room 32-155; Recs: F11, F1, F2
6.S078 Fixed Parameter and Fine-grained Computation
Undergraduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.006, 6.042 and one of 6.045 or 6.046, or permission of instructor; Instructors: Profs. Ryan Williams ( and Virginia Williams (; Schedule: MW2:30-4, room 36-156
6.S079/6.S897 Computational Accounts of Human Intelligence
Undergraduate level Units: 4-0-8 Prerequisites: 6.034 or permission of instructor Instructor: Professor Patrick Winston ( Schedule: MWF9.30-11, room 5-217
6.S081 Dynamic Computer Language Engineering
Undergraduate Level; Units: 4-4-4; Prerequisites: 6.004, 6.031; Instructor Professor Michael Carbin; Schedule: MTWRF10, room E25-111
6.S084 Computation Structures (Special)
Undergraduate Level; Units: 4-0-8; Prerequisites: none; Instructors: Professors Arvind, Daniel Sanchez, Silvina Hanono Wachman; Schedule: TR1, room 35-225
6.S198 Deep Learning Practicum
Level: Undergraduate; Units: 2-3-7; Prerequisite: 6.034 or 6.036, or permission of instructor; Instructor: Prof. Hal Abelson (; Schedule: MW2-3:30, room 36-112
6.645 Physics and Engineering of Superconducting Qubits
Graduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.728 or 8.06 or equivalent; Instructors: Professor William Oliver ( and Professor Terry Orlando (; Schedule: TR2:30-4, room 36-155
6.881 Computational Personal Genomics: Making sense of complete genomes
Graduate; Prerequisites: 6.047, or permission of instructor; Units: 2-0-10; Instructor: Professor Manolis Kellis (; Schedule: L M4-6, room 32-124
6.882 Bayesian Modeling and Inference
Graduate; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.867, 6.041B, or 6.436, 18.06; Instructor: Professor Tamara Broderick (; Schedule: TR2:30-4, room 3-270
6.883 Supervised Learning: Bridging Theory and Practice
Graduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prereqs: 6.046 or equivalent; 6.042/6.041/6.008 or equivalent; 6.867 or equivalent; Instructor: Professor Constantinos Daskalakis (, Professor Aleksander Madry ( Schedule: MW2:30-4, room 54-100
6.884 Telemedicine and Telehealth for Enhancing Global Health
Graduate Level (also offered under HST.S58); Units: 3-0-9; Instructor: Dr. Amar Gupta (; Schedule: T3:30-5, room 4-257
6.886 Graph Analytics
Graduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.046, 6.172; Instructor: Prof. Julian Shun (; Schedule: WF2:30-4, room 56-154
6.S978 Privacy Legislation in Practice: Law and Technology
Graduate; Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor; Units: 2-0-10; Instructors: Professors Hal Abelson (, Daniel Weitzner (; Schedule: R3:00-5:0, room 1-390
6.S899 Science of Deep Learning: State of the Art and Challenges CANCELLED ST18
CANCELLED ST18 Graduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.867; Instructor: Prof. Aleksander Madry (; Schedule: MW2:30-4, room 37-212
6.S979 Seminar in Electric Power Systems
Graduate Level; Units: 3-0-9; Prerequisites: 6.061 or equivalent; Instructor: Prof. James Kirtley (; Schedule: MW2:30-4, room 34-301