MIT 6.883 & SMA 5508

Pervasive Human-Centric Computing    

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Spring Semester, 2006

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General Information

6.883 Pervasive Human Centric Computing (Grade-H)

Lecture: MW 1:00-2:30 Recitation at 9:00 PM (or on video)
Room: 9-152
Prereq: 6.033 (or equivalent)
Units: 3-0-9

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Larry Rudolph ( and Tat Jen Cham (NTU)
Office hours: Monday 2:30-3:30 pm, or by appointment (send email)

Ning Song  (

Office hours: by appointment (send email)

Course Secretary Sally Lee (
x3-6837 (617-253-6837)

Web Site

The class web site is located at:
The class wiki is located at

Readings, lecture notes, and assignments can be obtained from the web site.

Class Mailing List

A class-wide mailing list:
6883 (at)
is available for announcements and discussion.  Everybody who attends the first day will be subscribed to the list by default.  New students can subscribe using this link:
If you don't want 6.883 email, you can unsubscribe yourself using the web interface, too.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the 6.883 Archives.


There is no required textbook.  However, readings will be assigned for every lecture, generally from research papers accessible on the Web.

There will be more information filled in here soon!


The largest contribution to your grade will be the course project (40%), in which you will work in small groups to design, implement, and evaluate a user interface.

Problem sets and homeworks will be assigned periodically, and will constitute 25% of your grade.

There will be one quiz, given during class time, which counts for 30% of your grade.  See the Course Calendar for the dates. There will be no final exam.

This is a graduate class, and we will be reading and discussing research papers.  Preparation, attendance, and participation in class will also be a factor in your grade (5%)!

Course project  40% 
Problem sets and homeworks  25% 
Quiz 30%
Class participation 5% 

Collaboration Policy

You may freely discuss assignments with other people, but you are expected to be intellectually honest and give credit where credit is due. 

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