My exchange year at the University of California, San Diego was an amazingly fun and educational experience. The following is a list of the blog posts made of that time.
Here are a list of courses I attended (or sat in on for more than a few lectures), and their associated posts:
- Winter Quarter:
- COGS1 Intro to Cognitive Science
- VIS147A Electronic Technologies [Midterm] [Final]
- ECE199 Independent Study - Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA, CVRR)
- ~ COGS11 Intro to Minds and Brains
- ~ VIS145b Time and Process in Digital Media 2
- ~ VIS159/ICAM150 History of Art and Technology
- Spring Quarter:
- BIPN146 Computational Neurobiology
- COGS160 Novel Interaction Techniques, with Anne Marie Piper
- ICAM130 Data Visualization, with Lev Manovich
- ~ COGS202 Computational Modeling of Cognition
- ~ COGS14 Design and Analysis of Experiments
Comment on Academic Experience
There were so many classes on exchange that it was always hard to choose.
Unlisted here are many short-term lectures, events, talks, meetups, student groups, and studygroups. Much more than I could possibly find around Sydney. The amount and variety of opportunities, from an academic standpoint alone, were absolutely astounding. The quantity of offerings also did not degrade their top-notch quality, it was absolutely amazing to be in the presence of leaders in their fields like Don Norman, Lev Manovich and many others.
During this time, I had the opportunity to form many of local and international friendships, and took a lot of trips that aren’t posted about on this blog. Perhaps one day I’ll post them up, for now I’ll leave this section in as a nostalgic bookmark to the experience.
Exchange overseas is one of the most amazing University experiences I’ve had and would highly recommend it to others currently studying - especially if you’re in the Australian educational system ;) .