The course will cover a selection of topics from the areas of programming languages and formal methods. All students will read classical and recent papers on the selected topics and give presentations on them. A student may elect to perform a semester-long project on a topic related to the content of the course and write a short report on their findings.
The Fall 2018 offering of the course will include a selection of readings from the theory of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), with an emphasis on the modeling and programming aspects of the theory.
There are no required textbooks for the class. Course materials, including links to readings, will be provided here.
For students who are taking COMP 611 as a one-credit course, the grade will be based on class participation (50%) and presentations (50%).
For students who are taking COMP 611 as a three-credit course, the grade will be based on class participation (20%), presentations (20%), and a semester-long research project with a short final report (60%).
|August 22||Course Overview|
|August 29||Synchronous Models||Reactive Modules|
|September 5||Asynchronous Models||Kahn Process Networks|
|September 12||Synchronous Models||Synchronous Data Flow|
|September 19||Asynchronous Models||I/O Automata|
|September 26||Synchronous Models||Lustre|
|October 3||Timed Models|
|October 10||Timed Logics||Metric Temporal Logic|
|October 17||Timed Models||Timed Automata|
|October 24||Timed Logics||Signal Temporal Logic|
|October 31||Timed Models||Application to Medical Devices|
|November 7||Monitoring||Online Monitoring of LTL|
|November 14||Monitoring||Online Monitoring of STL|
|November 21||Other Topics||Reinforcement Learning for LTLf/LDLf Goals|
If a student misses a course meeting, they are expected to review the corresponding material on their own.
In this course, all students will be held to the standards of the Rice Honor Code, a code that you pledged to honor when you matriculated at this institution. If you are unfamiliar with the details of this code and how it is administered, you should consult the Honor System Handbook. This handbook outlines the University's expectations for the integrity of your academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process.
If you have a documented disability or other condition that may affect academic performance you should: 1) make sure this documentation is on file with Disability Support Services (Allen Center, Room 111 / email@example.com / x5841) to determine the accommodations you need; and 2) talk with the instructor to discuss your accommodation needs.