CS 708 Computer Science Seminar
Official Course Description. None.
Location and Times. TBA.
Instructor. Chris Lynch. Science Center 377, 268-2384,
Office Hours. TTh 1:00-2:15
Required Text. None.
- To get wider exposure to computer science research activity.
- To learn what makes a presentation effective by witnessing talks given by
a wide range of presenters.
- To gain experience in giving your own presentations.
Demonstrable outcomes. By the end of the semester,
You will be able to give a decent presentation on your thesis work.
Evaluation. This course is offered for one credit on a pass/no credit
basis. To pass the course, you must satisfy the following two requirements:
Note that the
presentation requirement of the seminar implies that you must have a thesis
topic and thesis advisor and that your advisor must be willing to assist in the
evaluation of your presentation.
- Attend at least 80% of all CS research talks. This includes colloquiums,
thesis defenses, student presentations made as part of the CS Seminar, and
possibly other talks identified by the instructor as the semester progresses.
Some of these talks may be hosted by other departments on campus. You will not
be required to attend more than three talks in any given week. Excuses will be
given in case of conflicts with classes or TA duties.
- Make a presentation on your thesis work or thesis topic. This could be on
new results you obtained or on background material. The presentation must be
approved in advance by your thesis advisor and then judged to have been of
satisfactory quality by the advisor and the instructor in charge of the CS
Seminar. In case your presentation is judged to be unsatisfactory, you will
have the opportunity to repeat it once, if time permits.