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Introduction to Multimedia Systems (3 credits)

Multimedia applications are ubiquitous, evidenced by their vast presence on the Internet. This course covers the basic fundamentals in the design and development of multimedia systems and applications. Three key elements are discussed at the introductory level: multimedia computing, multimedia databases, and multimedia networking. The topics include, but are not limited to, multimedia processing/compression/representations, multimedia content management and retrieval, and multimedia content streaming and distribution. Students are expected to work in groups to complete a semester-long project developing a system prototype.


CS310 and CS341.

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