<span class="var-sub_title">Introducing PDC Concepts with Spatial Computing Curriculum</span> SC18 Proceedings

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Introducing PDC Concepts with Spatial Computing Curriculum

Authors: Satish Puri (Marquette University)

Abstract: From online maps, such as Google Maps, to consumer GPS devices, we immensely benefit from spatial computing. As a new early adopter (started in 2018) from Marquette University, I present my project in which introduce parallel and distributed computing (PDC) concepts using topics from spatial computing domain. The curriculum development tasks in the project are the creation of instructional materials at the intersection of PDC and spatial computing. The broader community under the umbrella of spatial computing includes instructors who teach algorithms, computational geometry, computer graphics, spatial databases, geographic information system (GIS), etc. Instructional materials developed so far including sequential implementations using C/C++ and Java and a few parallel implementations using threads will be presented. Line segment intersection reporting is chosen as an exemplar, and the overall material is built around it.

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