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IAP 2011 Subjects

Engineering Systems Division

ESD.052
Project Engineering
Oli de Weck
Thu Jan 27 thru Sun Jan 30, 12am-11:45pm, New Hampshire

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 20-Dec-2010
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Prereq:
Level: U 6 units Standard A - F Grading   

Students attend a workshop in Vermont for an introduction to basic principles, methods, and tools for project management in a realistic context. Material covered over a longer interval so that the subject is completed by the end of the Spring term. Develops skills applicable to the management of complex development projects. By Spring, progresses to an introduction to project management, with emphasis on finance, evaluation, and organization. Topics include cost-benefit analysis, resource and cost estimation, and project control and delivery. In teams, students create a plan for a project of their choice; past projects include Debris Removal in Haiti and Food Preparation Robot for Restaurants. Case studies highlight projects in both hardware/construction and software. Restricted to students in the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program.
Leave MIT on 1/27, travel to New Hampshire via bus, and return 1/30. Special Note: 2011 destination is in New Hampshire, not Vermont.
Contact: Leo McGonagle, lmcgon@mit.edu

ESD.301
Probability and Statistics
J. Orloff
Fri Jan 7, Wed Jan 12, Fri Jan 14, Thu Jan 20, Mon Jan 24, 02-05:00pm, E51-325

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
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Prereq:
Level: G 4 units Graded P/D/F   

A highly-condensed review of topics from basic probability through calculus-based statistical analysis. It assumes previous probability and statistics course work, and is designed to be an intensive review for incoming SDM students. Limited to SDM students except by permission of instructor. Contact: Bill Foley, wfoley@MIT.EDU

ESD.936
Special Graduate Studies in Engineering Systems Division
Cyber Leadership
John Williams, Steve Chan, Abel Sanchez
Mon Jan 3 thru Fri Jan 7, 10-11:00am, Oxford & London UK

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 20-Dec-2010
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Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 3 units Standard A - F Grading Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for individual or group study of advanced topics in Engineering Systems Division not otherwise included in the curriculum at MIT. Offerings are initiated by faculty on an ad-hoc basis subject to ESD approval.
Introduces concepts of monitoring Web traffic and running a Internet-based campaign as a leadership technique. Techniques of targeting specific user groups and monitoring their traffic will be demonstrated.

This course is targeted to students in the Geospatial Data Center and will be run in Oxford and London. Travel to Oxford/London for a five day workshop, includes four hours of lectures, 20 hours of project work, and a six hour presentation.
Web: http://geospatial.mit.edu
Contact: Abel Sanchez, 35-205A, x3-5970, doval@mit.edu

ESD.937
Special Graduate Studies in Engineering Systems Division
Geospatial Leadership
John Williams, Steve Chan, Abel Sanchez
Mon Jan 10 thru Fri Jan 14, 09am-05:00pm, Orlando, FL

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 20-Dec-2010
No listeners
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Level: H 3 units Standard A - F Grading Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for individual or group study of advanced topics in Engineering Systems Division not otherwise included in the curriculum at MIT. Offerings are initiated by faculty on an ad-hoc basis subject to ESD approval.
Introduces geospatial concepts and GIS field research in both permissive and non-permissive environments. Classes will be held at the Institute of Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida and will be lead by joint faculty from MIT and UCF.

This course is targeted towards students in the MIT Geospatial Data Center-MIT CoLab and will be run at the UCF campus in Orlando, Florida. Travel to Orlando, Florida for a five day workshop, includes 4 hours of lectures, 20 hours of project work, and a 6 hour presentation.
Web: http://geospatial.mit.edu
Contact: Abel Sanchez, 35-205A, x3-5970, doval@mit.edu

ESD.940
Special Graduate Studies in Engineering Systems Division
Design of Wind Energy Systems
Mort Webster, Katherine Dykes
Mon Jan 17, Tue Jan 18, Thu Jan 20, Fri Jan 21, Sat Jan 22, 09am-01:00pm, E51-145, 1/22 workshop is 9-5

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 35 participants.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: suggested prep: knowledge of fluid and structural dynamics
Level: G 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for individual or group study of advanced topics in ESD not otherwise included in the curriculum. Offerings are initiated by faculty on an ad-hoc basis subject to ESD approval.
Subject covers fundamentals of wind power, wind resource characterization, modeling the wind, aerodynamics of wind turbine operation, wind turbine blade design, structural dynamics and wind turbine design, electrical systems for wind energy and grid interconnection, wind turbine control systems, offshore wind energy system design, grid integration of large-scale wind energy, economics, environmental and policy issues associated with wind energy. Assignments include exercise on spectral analysis of wind turbulence and design of a wind turbine. Course is geared towards advanced undergraduates and first year graduate students in engineering disciplines.
Contact: Mort Webster, mort@MIT.EDU

ESD.941
Special Graduate Studies in Engineering Systems Division
Advanced Decision Support Models for Electricity Markets in a Low Carbon Economy
Mort Webster, Ignacio Perez-Arriaga
Mon Jan 24 thru Fri Jan 28, 09am-01:00pm, E62-221

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Limited to 35 participants.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: G 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for individual or group study of advanced topics in Engineering Systems Division not otherwise included in the curriculum at MIT. Offerings are initiated by faculty on an ad-hoc basis subject to ESD approval.
This 5-session intensive course covers support models designed to help decision makers of the electric power industry in a market environment. The focus will be on the models required for making decisions in an electricity market environment: strategic behavior of market participants, market equilibrium, market dynamics and investment cycles, new challenges of the power industry, (renewable sources, demand response, etc.), the interaction with other energy sectors such as the gas natural industry, etc.
Contact: Mort Webster, mort@mit.edu

ESD.942
Special Graduate Studies in Engineering Systems Division
Social Media: Trust, Information Seeking & Systems Innovation in the Digital Age
J. Coughlin, A. Abdymomunov, R. Maranon
Thu Jan 20, Fri Jan 21, Wed Jan 26, Thu Jan 27, Fri Jan 28, 09am-01:00pm, E51-149, 1/26 & 1/27 in E51-315

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: G 3 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

Opportunity for individual or group study of advanced topics in Engineering Systems Division not otherwise included in the curriculum at MIT. Offerings are initiated by faculty on an ad-hoc basis subject to ESD approval.
Subject focuses on understanding the impact of social media and underlying social networks on public trust, individual decision-making and systems innovation. Cases will include examination of social media as a research tool and its influence on individual information seeking behaviors and the changing nature of advice in healthcare, financial services, selected other domains and collaborative innovation across business and government.
Contact: R. Maranon, rmaranon@MIT.EDU


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