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Special Topic Courses

Both graduate and undergraduate special-topic courses have been generated through Calit2-based research interests and projects.

Calit2 faculty affiliates involved in the ResCUE project, which focuses on designing technologies to help first responders and decision-makers manage crises better, have created and led several related courses. These courses include "Issues in Crisis Response," Sociology 289, taught by Professor Carter Butts; "System Artifacts Geared Towards First Responders," ICS 280, led by Professor Sharad Mehrotra; and "Secure Group Communication," ICS 280, taught by Professor Gene Tsudik.

At the end of fall quarter, Calit2 hosts the final research project demonstrations of the ICS computer game-development course and the engineering senior design showcase, recruiting companies to support the efforts. In the past, Glu Mobile, a San Mateo-based game developer, banked on the creative talent of young inventors by investing in the course. Student designers own their games, but the company reserved the right to purchase them.