Lecture 1 v2 (2003 compatible)

Lecture 1 v2 (2003 compatible) - ISE 460: Engineering...

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ISE 460: Engineering Economy University of Southern California Fall 2010 Lecture 1
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Introductions My Name: Joseph Chow (you can call me Joe) I’m originally from New York Ph.D. from UC Irvine, currently a Postdoc there Professional Civil Engineer (Transportation Systems) Research Interests: network models, transportation planning, real options, freight systems, traveler behavior, humanitarian logistics My Linkedin photo 10/12/10 2
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HW 1.1 (due 9/ 9 /10) Please briefly introduce yourself to me by next week’s class. Email or talking to me in person is fine. 10/12/10 3 0 pts
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HW 1.2 (due ASAP) IMPORTANT!!!!! All students (on- and off-campus) are now required to accept the “DEN Terms of Service” before they will have access to their course. There is an announcement posted on the DEN Blackboard site ( http://mapp.usc.edu ) that explains this procedure for students. Please go and accept the Terms of Service so you can access the course materials that I will be posting on Blackboard! 10/12/10 4 0 pts, but need to do ASAP
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Pre-Requisites College level probability/statistics course I will allocate one class to review some concepts for the latter portion of this class Some introductory economics 10/12/10 5
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Syllabus Instructor: Joseph Chow, Ph.D., P.E. Email: yingchow@usc.edu Office Hours (OH): Tue, 3:30- 4:30+ PM, SSC 101 OH Tel # 213-740-0867 Teaching Assistant: Cenk Karahan Email: karahan@usc.edu Office Hours: TBD, GER 309 Required Text: Park, Chan S. (2010) Contemporary Engineering Economics, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ. (PARK) Grading Policy: Assignments (8): 32% Midterm 1: 20% Midterm 2: 20% Comprehensive Final Exam: 28% OR Assignments (best 5): 20% Case Study: 12% Midterm 1: 20% Midterm 2: 20% Comprehensive Final Exam: 28% 10/12/10 6
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Grading Curved I’ll try to follow Dr. Bottlik’s average distribution ~ 40% A’s, 40%B’s, and remainder under that In the summer course which I just taught, we had 28 students 25 of them had B- or higher, 13 of which had A- or higher 10/12/10 7
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Case Study Case Study is an optional term project, must be opted in by Oct 7 th Three deliverables: Propose project to me (1 pg memo) by Oct 7 th (Case Study option expires if you do not submit this memo by this date) Make a 5-10 min presentation (depending on how many of you decide to do this) Submit final report (up to 10pg double-space) by Dec 2 nd Team efforts of up to 3 are allowed, but I will expect the amount of work put into the case study to scale up accordingly (3 pg memo, up to 30 pgs for 3 people) Choose a case study/project report from my suggestions or on your own: Assess the methodologies used in the study Research some background information on the project/study Propose a plan to me how you can apply the course material to the study: e.g. compare conclusion from different source, consider other project evaluation methods,
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