|Class||Wednesdays 2:00-2:50, 4172 AVW|
|Office hours||TBD, 3411 AVW, or by appointment|
The goal of this course is to prepare undergraduate students to do research in any area of computer science, collaborating with students and faculty to: perform experiments, read and write research papers, and give presentations to an academic audience.
We will look at good research in diverse areas of computer science so that students can both choose an area of research wisely and recognize fruitful research questions within larger projects.
The course will also cover tools and techniques for collaborative authoring and typesetting of research papers.
In sum, the goal is to convey knowledge that students tend to acquire individually though reading or tutoring by graduate students. Students at the end of the course should be ready to contribute meaningfully to active projects or even to direct their own research
A final group project, performed in collaboration with a CS faculty member.
Write up responses to the readings.
Gain hands-on experience with the tools commonly used when doing research.
Engage in class discussions.
Meet with Dave one-on-one to discuss something unrelated to class.
There are no required texts. Papers and various resources will be provided throughout the semester.
In lieu of a final exam, there will be final presentations of group projects. This will take place during the two-hour block of time reserved for the final, Wednesday December 16, 1:30-3:30pm.