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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 ( umans@cs.caltech.edu ) 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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