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CS 9 Introduction to Computer Science Research Fall 2011 Course Summary and Syllabus Date: October 5 This course will introduce the research areas of the computer science faculty, through weekly overview talks by the faculty aimed at first-year undergraduates. Others may wish to take the course to gain an understanding of the scope of the field. Course Information: Organizer: Chris Umans ( [email protected] ) Meetings: Wednesdays 7:30pm – 8:30pm in Annenberg 105 Webpage: http://www.cs.caltech.edu/~umans/cs9/ Requirement for credit: This is a one unit course offered pass/fail. To pass the course, you should attend at least 6 out of the 8 scheduled talks. There will be a sign-in sheet for each meeting. Tentative schedule: October 5 Adam Wierman
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Unformatted text preview: October 12 Chris Umans October 19 Alain Martin October 26 Tracey Ho November 2 Mathieu Desbrun November 9 Katrina Ligett November 16 Leonard Schulman November 23 No Talk (day before Thanksgiving) November 30 Steven Low Questions to keep in mind as each area of CS research is introduced: • What do people actually do in this area? • What are some of the big achievements in this area? • What are some of the big challenges that make this an exciting area? Where will it be in 10 years? 50 years? • What comprises “research” in this area; for example, what does a typical research paper report? • What skills are helpful (and what courses should you consider) if you want to work in this area? 1...
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