25148 – Practical Computing (실용전산)

Who is Professor Rushan Ziatdinov?

Professor Ziatdinov is an internationally recognized scholar who has experience working in five universities, including top universities of South Korea, Russia, and Turkey. He was a Visiting Professor at Seoul National University (2012, 2014, 2016) and Shizuoka University (2013, 2014, 2020), one of the leading national universities in Japan. He enjoys connecting with intelligent researchers and professors from different countries. For more information, please read his Curriculum Vitae (CV) and watch the YouTube video. The list of his research publications is available here, here, and here.

Professor Ziatdinov enjoys composing and reading poems, quotes, and sayings, as well as photography and video production. He also enjoys playing chess and proposed one of the chess variants.

Prof. Rushan Ziatdinov has been a Guest Columnist at the Korea Times (a sister paper of 한국일보), South Korea's oldest English newspaper, since September 2021. His writings can be found on the Internet (here or here).


이 과정은 다양한 기능을 사용하여 소프트웨어 MS Excel 에서 차트를 묘사 할 뿐만 아니라 데이터를 만드는데 중점을 두고 공학/기술 문제를 해결하고 실제적인 컴퓨터프로그램 기술을 개발하는 것을 목표로 하고 있다.

This course aims to develop students’ practical computing skills for solving engineering/technical problems with an emphasis on using various functions and creating charts as well as data visualization in MS Excel. Foreign students can be involved into problems related to developing a software for electronic spreadsheets or other research-oriented problems.

Textbooks and Related Materials

  1. Leingme, B. (2013). A guide to Microsoft Excel 2013 for Scientist and Engineers. Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier (main textbook).
    https://library.kmu.ac.kr/search/detail/CATTOT000001537278 (the version I use)
    https://library.kmu.ac.kr/search/detail/CATTOT000001815272 (newer version)

Freeware Software

Mathematics and Computing | 수학과 컴퓨터

  1. Scilab | https://www.scilab.org/

  2. OCTAVE | https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/

  3. GeoGebra | https://www.geogebra.org/

Electronic Spreadsheets | 스프레드시트

  1. 스프레드시트 | https://www.google.com/sheets/about/

  2. AirTable | https://airtable.com/

  3. Zoho | https://www.zoho.com/sheet/

  4. VisiCalc | Download

  5. 1-2-3 Lotus | Download

YouTube Videos

(a) VisiCalc: The First Electronic Spreadsheet

(b) Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet | Dan Bricklin

(c) Before Excel there was VisiCalc: An interview with its creators

(d) Apple Macintosh - Lotus 1-2-3

(e) The Beginner's Guide to Excel - Excel Basics Tutorial

(f) Microsoft Excel 2019 - Full Tutorial for Beginners

Students' Projects