Junior Seminar (CMPSC 580)

Spring 2016

Lecture, Discussion and Group Work Session: Alden 101, Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am to 12:15pm

Laboratory Session: Alden 101, Tuesdays 2:30pm to 4:20pm

Course Resources:

  • Course Syllabus

  • Course Slack channel for questions, discussions and other communication

  • Bitbucket repository, a cloud-based course repository for obtaining the latest course materials from the instructor and for submitting assignments

  • Sakai page for viewing course grades

  • Instructor Office Hours

    • Required Textbooks:

      "On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research" (Third Edition). Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.

      "BUGS in Writing: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose" (Second Edition). Lyn Dupre. Addison-Wesley Professional.

      "Writing for Computer Science" (Second Edition). Justin Zobel.

      Recommended Textbook: "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach." Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig. Third Edition, 2016.

      Along with the required books and handouts, you will be assigned to read additional articles from a wide variety of conference proceedings, journals, and the popular press.

      The description of the course:

      An advanced treatment of selected topics from various areas of computer science with an emphasis on appropriate research methods. Practical skills are acquired in technical writing, critical reading, and presentation of technical literature in preparation for the senior project. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Completion of the computer science core or permission of the instructor.