Courses taught by ACIS Faculty

Dr. José A. B. Fortes

  • EEL 6761 Cloud Computer Systems and Applications¬† Large-scale computer and software systems are increasingly complex, diverse and distributed to computational clouds and other large infrastructures. The use of these systems requires understanding of the interfaces provided by cloud systems and their unique advantages, such as scalability, reliability and on-demand usage. Learning objectives include (1) how to understand the fundamental aspects of distributed computing, (2) how to examine cloud computing software stacks, and (3) how to identify, construct, combine and evaluate cloud platforms for data analytics, high-performance computing, information processing, data communication and intelligent systems. Recent syllabus
  • EEL 6871 Cloud Computing Systems Management¬† Large-scale computer and software systems are increasingly complex, diverse and outsourced to computational clouds and other large infrastructures. The cooperative management of these systems by either their owners or their providers can only be done effectively and efficiently if programmatic interfaces are exposed for that purpose. This requires computer systems designers to understand a variety of fundamental modeling concepts and management techniques spanning multiple system layers, for both the systems to be designed and the components and services used to build these systems. Learning objectives include (1) how to identify, construct, combine and evaluate models and techniques, and (2) how to critique illustrative cases of software-defined systems deployed in industry and academia for a variety of computer, storage and networking applications. Recent syllabus

Dr. Renato J Figueiredo

  • EEL 6892 Virtual Computers Techniques for virtualization of networked computer systems. Virtual machines (classic VMs, application binary interface VMs, para-virtualization), virtual distributed file systems (file system proxies, call-forwarding), and virtual networks (tunneling, virtual private networks). Recent syllabus
  • EEL4636/5737 (formerly EEL-4930/EEL-5934) Principles of Computer System Design Computer systems are at the core of the information technology pervasive in our society. The design of hardware and software in computer systems ranging from personal devices to large-scale distributed, networked computers is an increasingly complex undertaking and requires understanding not only of individual sub-systems, such as the micro-processor, but also the interactions among sub-systems. This class provides a broad introduction to the main principles and abstractions for engineering hardware and software systems, and in-depth studies of their use on computer systems across a variety of designs, be it an operating system, a client/server application, a database server, or a fault-tolerant disk cluster. Recent syllabus