CS 69191 Masters Seminar
CS 89191 Doctoral Seminar
Term: Spring 2006
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan I. Maletic
Credit hours: 1-2, repeat
Prerequisites: Admission to
Meeting Time: MWF 3:45-5:00pm (see schedule) in 228 MSB
This is a Seminar for Master’s and Doctoral students to present and
computer science related research and academics. Master’s
students are required to take at
least two credit hours for completion of degree and make at least one
presentation of project work or research. Doctoral students are
required to take at
least three credit hours for completion of degree and make at least two
presentations of project work or research.
The presentation(s) must take place at least one term before
graduation. A student's Thesis/Dissertation defense can NOT be
counted to fulfill this degree requirement.
The course will consist of a number of lectures on conducting research
and pursuing a graduate degree will be made along with a number of
invited research talks and colloquium. Additionally, the
student will give a presentation regarding their current work.
may be taken multiple times but only three credit hours
count toward the Doctoral degree and two credits for the Masters degree.
are two grading options for this course
- Letter Grading (A, B, C, D, F)
- This is the
normal option to meet the degree requirements.
will be graded on attendance, a presentation, and a short paper as
- S/U Grading
- This is an
option ONLY for repeat enrollment in the seminar. If you have
already completed the 2 or 3 credit hours required for the degree
program only then can you take the course for an S/U grade.
- Students will be
graded on attendance as described below.
Students MUST attend all
scheduled lectures and events.
Attendance will be taken at every meeting (make sure you
sign-in). The schedule is posted on this web page (schedule) and will be regularly
updated. It is the student's responsibility to keep track of the
Lectures will include
writing CS research papers, publishing venues, library skills, teaching
skills, along with regular research presentations and invited speakers
Students who miss more than two of the
scheduled events will have their grade severely penalized. The
instructor must be notified of absences before the scheduled
event. Students with more than two excused absences will receive
a one grade penalty. Four or more absences will result in an F or
Doctoral programs have a degree requirement to complete a
presentation(s) at least one term before the term you
graduate. A thesis
defense, prospectus/candidacy presentation, or dissertation defense can
NOT be counted as one of the presentations. These presentation
must take place during the Masters/Doctoral Seminar.
students must make at least one presentation during the term. A
proposal of the presentation must be
submitted to the instructor at
least one week before the date of the talk. Also, all students
must submit a proposal on or
before April 3rd.
The presentation should be on your current research. This
includes work you are conducting for your thesis/dissertation,
your advisor, recent publications you have been involved with, or a
summary of related work with respect to your research
area/topic. Talks are to be 30 minutes including
questions. You will be graded on the content and presentation
style. A lecture on how to give a good presentation will be given
early in the term.
presentations to be counted towards the degree requirement the students
fill out the "Master/Doctoral Seminar Presentation Form".
This form must be submitted to the Seminar instructor at the time of
the talk, along with the abstract and a copy of the presentation.
Students must submit a short paper (4-6 pages in IEEE proceedings
format) by Monday May 1st, 2005. This paper should summarize the
research you are conducting towards your thesis, address related work
of your topic, or be related to recent work you are conducting with
your advisor. You MUST use proper formats for citations and
references. A lecture on the organization of research papers and
one on developing proper bibliographies will be given early in the term.
Instructions for the IEEE 2 column format are found here in pdf and a template in Word.
January 13th, 2006