|Time:||Wednesdays 4:30-6:20 PM|
|Instructor:||David Luebke (Olsson #219)
Office hours: by appointment
A small number of assignments, including at least one written and one discussion-oriented:
Both these are due at the final class meeting, 21 April 2004. We may also have another assignment or two; these will be posted here when they are assigned.
|Format:||One meeting per week, mostly lecture, sometimes discussion. We will sometimes meet for only 60-70 minutes despite the allotted time of 110 minutes, but you should not count on that without checking with me first.|
|Description:||The primary goals of this seminar are to expose you to state-of-the-art research in computer science, and to get you actively thinking about your senior thesis research well before you actually start TCC 401. A number of researchers from the computer science faculty and the broader University community will give talks about their research. You are expected to participate in these talks by studying the speaker's web page ahead of time, attending the lectures on time, and asking intelligent questions. We will also discuss topics of ethics, professionalism, life-long learning, and so on.|
|At the end of the semester students will:
|Lectures:||A tentative schedule of guest lecturers and topics follows. I will
also try to post any electronic notes or presentation source.
|Grading:||You will be graded on your assignments, attendance, and participation,
roughly according to the following ratio:
Attendance is important; if you miss the lectures you will miss the entire point of the course. There is precious little else that you are graded on. Therefore I will check attendance every class meeting. You are allowed three missed classes before your grade goes down. Showing up late counts as a missed class (wandering in late is very impolite, especially when we have guest speakers). Attendance is the best way to turn an easy A into a C or worse, so don't miss class.
|Honor Code:||The honor code applies to all work turned in for this course, such as the preproposal. Do your own work, don't copy from another student, don't rewrite or blindly paraphrase a researcher's web page.|