Digital Transformation and Innovation (DTI)

DTI 5100 Introductory Seminar (1.5 unit)

Course Component: Seminar

DTI 5124 Internet Technologies and Mobile Commerce (3 units)

An examination of current Internet technologies, protocols and wired and wireless infrastructures. Analysis of current Internet-based businesses and consumer applications and services. Discussion of mobile commerce business models and strategies and their relevant technologies. Hands-on experience with discussed technologies and applications. Students will complete a project demonstrating and analyzing how an Internet-based application or service could be applied in their field of graduate study.

Course Component: Lecture

The courses DTI 5124, GNG 5124 cannot be combined for units.

DTI 5125 Data Science Applications (3 units)

Analysis and design of various data cleaning, wrangling, blending, and visualization, statistical inference, classification, clustering, regression, and content analysis methods. Use of machine learning algorithms to extract meaningful information from data to make decisions. Formulating analytics problems for business and developing, evaluating, and maintaining machine learning models. Analyzing, generating, and communicating insights on the models. Hands-on experience with an integrated set of current data analytics, data mining, and machine learning tools.

Course Component: Lecture

The courses DTI 5125, CSI 5155, CSI 5387, GNG 5125 cannot be combined for units.

DTI 5126 Fundamentals for Applied Data Science (3 units)

Essential data science concepts relevant to practical applications are covered including: problem formulation; data acquisition; data pre-preprocessing, modeling and statistical analysis. Hands on experience with data science tools and techniques including: supervised and unsupervised machine learning; presentation of results; applications in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and supply chain management.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 5175 Mobile Commerce Technologies (3 units)

Wireless and mobile electronic commerce architecture and applications. Electronic banking, digital cash. Wireless exchanges, business models. Fixed and mobile wireless networks. Routing techniques. Content presentation. Security issues and solutions. Satellite networks for electronic commerce. Overview of relevant standards, protocols and technologies. Case studies.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 5310 Ethics for Design, AI, and Robotics (3 units)

Artificial Intelligence technologies are becoming ever more present in applications like: automated vehicles and mobility-as-a-service (e.g. driving and system-level control algorithms); business intelligence (e.g. predictive resource allocation); consumer electronics (e.g. social robots and smart speakers); healthcare (e.g. image classification in medical imaging); the justice system (e.g. recidivism prediction and sentencing); and weapons systems (e.g. targeting and kill decision-making). Many of these applications are raising significant ethical concerns. A range of topics in applied technology ethics are examined through the lens of contemporary philosophy and applied ethics texts and popular media articles. Practical frameworks, methodologies and tools for anticipating, and addressing, ethical issues are introduced through hands-on, group-based design thinking workshops and projects.

Course Component: Lecture

The courses DTI 5310, CSI 5195 cannot be combined for units.

DTI 5380 Systems and Architectures for Electronic Commerce (3 units)

Content and transactions in e-commerce systems. System architecture with a focus on frameworks, tools and development process. Application frameworks. Information management. Security, standards, and regulatory compliance. Current research issues. Hands-on experience with an integrated set of current e-commerce tools. E-commerce development project.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 5389 Electronic Commerce Technologies (3 units)

Introduction to business models and technologies. Search engines. Cryptography. Web services and agents. Secure electronic transactions. Value added e-commerce technologies. Advanced research questions.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 5501 Fondements de gestion pour les affaires électroniques (3 crédits)

Théorie des organisations et modèles d'affaires. Cadres d'analyse de gestion. Modèles de l'avantage compétitif. Introduction aux modèles de marketing. Chaînes de valeur. La gestion par les processus. Gestion de la chaîne d'approvisionnement. Gestion de la qualité. Gestion des ressources humaines.

Volet : Cours magistral

DTI 5502 Fondements des technologies de l'information pour les affaires électroniques (3 crédits)

Technologies d'Internet. Développement d'applications Web. Fondements des réseaux. Gestion des données et résolution de problèmes. Gestion de bases de données et d'entrepôts de données. Outils logiciels.

Volet : Cours magistral

DTI 5503 Fondements des statistiques pour les affaires électroniques (3 crédits)

Théorie élémentaire des probabilités. Statistiques descriptives. Corrélations. Tables de fréquences. Tableaux croisés. Tests statistiques. Analyse multivariée.

Volet : Cours magistral

DTI 5990 Études dirigées / Directed Readings I (1.5 crédit / 1.5 unit)

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

DTI 5991 Études dirigées / Directed Readings II (1.5 crédit / 1.5 unit)

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

DTI 6130 Web Services (1.5 unit)

Web services business models and strategies. Enterprise Application Integration and Service Oriented Architectures. Web services technology standards. Consumer and enterprise adoption of web service technologies and platforms such as Mashups and Cloud Computing.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6170 Cyber Security Systems and Strategies (1.5 unit)

User, data and network security principles. Information systems security standards. Security risk analysis frameworks. Overview of cyber security mechanisms including authentication, access control, data encryption and integrity, and Public Key Infrastructure. Cyber security including security in the wireless, cloud and IoT environments. Payment card industry security standards and compliance.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6180 Strategic Knowledge Management (1.5 unit)

Leveraging a firm’s intellectual capital to enhance organizational performance. Business analysis frameworks, strategy roadmaps and enterprise architectures relevant to the planning and execution of knowledge management initiatives in organizations. Using the web to maximize knowledge acquisition and sharing among employees.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6210 Electronic Commerce Architecture (1.5 unit)

Three-tier Architecture. Building an e-Commerce Site. Client and Server side Scripting. Interactivity. E-Commerce Data bases. E-CRM. Wireless Internet and m-Business. Intermediaries and Software Agents. XML applications.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6220 Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (1.5 unit)

Introduction to business data collection, data pre-processing, data warehouses, data marts, and online analytical processing. Data mining tasks including classification, clustering and association rules. Data mining model building, tools and techniques including decision trees, neural networks, and regression analysis. Application of these techniques in business including CRM, target marketing, credit scoring, churn, survival analysis, and fraud detection.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6230 Business Process Management and Performance Measurement (3 units)

Hands on introduction to Business Process Management Technologies. Review of the latest concepts for using technology to improve performance of business processes. Analysis of advances in Internet-enabled B2B and enterprise business models with emphasis on service-oriented and event-driven architecture. Introduction to current performance measurement tools and the role of data science in business process management. Example applications such as supply chain management, order processing, and health care process management will be studied.

Course Component: Laboratory, Lecture

DTI 6240 Mobile Commerce (1.5 unit)

M-Commerce business models and strategies, Wireless technology standards and evolution. Industry analysis and value creation frameworks. Diffusion and adoption of M-Commerce technologies. Demand-side and supply-side enterprise applications of M-Commerce.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6250 Document Engineering for Digital Transf. and Innovation (1.5 unit)

Digital Transf. and Innovation from a Document Engineering Perspective. E-documents as the basis for DTI relationships. Modelling DTI documents and Processes. XML as a vehicle to defining a formal structural and semantic definition for electronic documents. XML syntax, styles and transformations, Document Type Definitions, and schema languages. XML Vocabularies for DTI. XML standards, specifications, and software architectures for DTI. E-documents within the enterprise. E-document exchanges for multi-company business activities.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6260 Integrated Networks for the Enterprise (1.5 unit)

OSI reference model. LAN characteristics. Interconnecting LAN. Interconnecting with TCP/IP. Routing protocols. IPv6. WAN options. Security protocols. VPN. Enterprise-Wide Solutions.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6300 Topics in Digital Transformation and Innovation (3 units)

Recent and advanced topics in the field of Digital Transformation and Innovation and its related areas. Topics vary from year to year.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6301 Topics in Digital Transformation and Innovation (3 units)

Recent and advanced topics in the field of Digital Transformation and Innovation and its related areas. Topics vary from year to year.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6302 Topics in Applied Data Science (3 units)

Recent and advanced topics in the field of Applied Data Science and its related areas. Topics vary from year to year.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6303 Topics in Applied Data Science (1.5 unit)

Recent and advanced topics in the field of Applied Data Science and its related areas. Topics vary from year to year.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6304 Topics in User Experience Design (3 units)

Recent and advanced topics in the field of User Experience Design and its related areas. Topics vary from year to year.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6305 Topics in User Experience Design (1.5 unit)

Recent and advanced topics in the field of User Experience Design and its related areas. Topics vary from year to year.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 6401 User Experience Principles and Practices (3 units)

User experience (UX) facets including functionality, usability and desirability as key success factors for technology adoption and acceptance; Human-computer interaction (HCI) theories; UX frameworks and patterns for interaction design, information design, and visual design; UX management best practices; UX design methods and tools; UX evaluation and usability engineering.

Course Component: Lecture

The courses DTI 6104, CSI 5122 cannot be combined for units.

DTI 6402 Affective and Persuasive Computing (3 units)

Overview of human affective models and affect modalities. Design and development of affect estimation algorithms using artificial intelligence. Modality fusion and multimodal affect estimation. Persuasive technology and its applications. Persuasion design and persuasive strategies. Application of persuasive strategies in serious gaming. Current challenges in the fields of affective computing and persuasive technology.

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: CSI 5122 or DTI 6401.

DTI 6700 Thèmes choisis en affaires électroniques (3 crédits)

Sujets actuels et avancés en affaires électroniques et disciplines connexes. Les sujets varient d'une année à l'autre.

Volet : Cours magistral

DTI 6701 Thèmes choisis en affaires électroniques (3 crédits)

Sujets actuels et avancés en affaires électroniques et disciplines connexes. Les sujets varient d'une année à l'autre.

Volet : Cours magistral

DTI 6900 Stage international / International Work Term (3 crédits / 3 units)

Expérience pratique dans un milieu de travail international. Noté S (satisfaisant) / NS (non satisfaisant) selon les résultats de rapport écrit et l'évaluation de l'employeur. / Practical international experience.

Volet / Course Component: Cours magistral / Lecture

DTI 6950 Lectures dirigées / Directed Readings (1.5 crédit / 1.5 unit)

Volet / Course Component: Cours magistral / Lecture

DTI 6997 Projet de recherche / Research project (6 crédits / 6 units)

Le sujet de recherche, ainsi que le professeur qui va le diriger, doivent être approuvés par la direction du programme avant l'inscription à la troisième session. Le sujet peut être de nature théorique (par exemple, une évaluation de la documentation ou une étude de la littérature scientifique) ou appliquée (par exemple, des études de cas). Un mémoire, d'une cinquantaine de pages, doit être rédigé et approuvé par le professeur qui le dirige ainsi qu'un autre professeur. / The research topic and the professor who will direct it must be approved by the program director prior to registration in the third session. The topic can be theoretical (for instance, based on a documentation assessment or a review of the scientific literature) or applied (based on case studies). A research paper, about 50 pages long, must be written and approved by the project director and another professor.

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

DTI 7100 Research Methods in Digital Transf. and Innovation (3 units)

Philosophy of Science. Research problem definition. Research Designs. Experimental Research. Modeling principles: analytical modeling and simulation. Measurement and scaling. Sampling. Hypotheses testing and statistical significance. Multivariate Analysis. Mathematical properties of computational problems: decidability and computability. Qualitative methods. Writing a Research Manuscript. Presentation of research results.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 7101 Research Workshop in Digital Transf. and Innovation (1.5 unit)

Writing a Research Project proposal including problem formulation and work plan. Essentials of graduate report writing, information management, literature search techniques and reference management. Research ethics including academic integrity and avoiding academic fraud.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 7102 Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Digital Transf. and Innovation (1.5 unit)

Writing a Thesis Proposal. Research design. Introduction to positivist and interpretive approaches, behavioral and design science research, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and sampling strategies and techniques.

Course Component: Lecture

DTI 7103 Visual Literacy and User Experience Design Principles (3 units)

Invited workshops, presentations and events involving researchers from business, engineering, and arts and experts from industry. In addition to in-class quizzes and assignment, student write a literature survey paper and submit a research or project proposal to address a topic in User Experience Design (UXD).

Course Component: Lecture

Prerequisite: CSI 5122 or DTI 6401.

DTI 7990 Proposition de thèse / Thesis Proposal

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

DTI 8101 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar in Digital Transformation and Innovation I (3 units)

Recent developments in Digital Transformation and Innovation research. Critical analysis of theories, models, and methods. Critical synthesis of the field literature from different perspectives. Students will write a systematic survey paper of the literature relevant to their research in one of the three fields of the program. The paper must be in a different field from that selected for the paper in DTI 8102. Course reserved for students in the Digital Transformation and Innovation PhD program.

Course Component: Seminar

DTI 8102 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar in Digital Transformation and Innovation II (3 units)

Recent developments in Digital Transformation and Innovation research. Critical analysis of theories, models, and methods. Critical synthesis of the field literature from different perspectives. Students will write a systematic survey paper of the literature relevant to their research in one of the three fields of the program. The paper must be in a different field from that selected for the paper in DTI 8101. Course reserved for students in the Digital Transformation and Innovation PhD program.

Course Component: Seminar

DTI 9997 Projet de thèse doctoral / Doctorate Thesis Proposal

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

DTI 9998 Examen général de doctorat / Comprehensive Exam

Volet / Course Component: Recherche / Research

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