Class Description

Spring 2020

[INF 385T] Special Topics in Information Science : Blockchain and the Decentralized Economy

Unique ID: 27619 Bettina Warburg
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Syllabus
UTA 1.208


Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

*Co-taught with Tom Serres Partially taught online. See notes below. Meets with undergraduate INF 350E, topic: Blockchain and the Decentralized Economy The course will meet each week for 3 hours over the semester, and sessions will consist of a combination of face-to-face meetings and online webinars (both synchronous and asynchronous). Each session will include lecture-based content and discussion on selected topics, expert guest lectures, and product/startup building. At the end of the semester, students will be graded on their ability to pitch and present their startup idea, the relevant empirical research supporting their ideas, and a succinct business plan for taking their idea to market.


Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.