Checking out university course descriptions and syllabi is one way I remain sharp and competitive within the computing industry. They serve as a great resource on what books to purchase for recreational reading. They sometimes also validate other books I bought after some cursory reading at traditional bookstores. I have always questioned why otaku fascinate themselves with science fiction literature. Wouldn’t being intrigued by information science theory be better?
Text Retrieval and Mining: CS276A at Stanford
Parallel Programming: CS233A at UCLA
Artificial Intelligence: 15-381 at CMU