CSCI 3850 FOUNDATIONS OF WEB SEARCH TECHNOLOGIES (3 credits)
This course provides students a basic understanding of how search and information flow works on the web. Main topics include: document representation, inverted indexing, ranking of web search results, vector-space model, web graph, PageRank, search-based advertising, information cascades, and web crawling.
The internet technologies (iT) concentration supplements the Computer Science (CS) curriculum by focusing on the concepts and technologies needed to implement modern web applications. The concentration is designed to supplement the CS core curriculum by introducing the programming aspects as well as the theoretical concepts needed to build the infrastructure for web systems such as search engines, social networking sites, etc. The iT concentration provides extensive hands-on, project-based experience for students.