CPS 300
Introduction to Graduate Study

Jeff Chase (chase@cs.duke.edu)
Typically meets only once per week: see the calendar
Fall 2007: Wednesday 4:25 - 5:25, D106 LSRC .
Office Hours
chase: TTh 10:00-2:00 (D306 LSRC)
For Wednesday October 24: Alvin Lebeck will talk about You and Your Advisor

For Wednesday October 17: Carlo Tomasi will lead a discussion about the activity of research.

CPS 300 is an introduction for incoming graduate students in computer science. Topics for discussion include: computer science as a research discipline, views of what consitutes a research contribution, approaches to research in different subfields, tools and methodologies, publishing and presenting research results, the role of computer science as an "amplifier" in other sciences, ethical and policy issues, the information technology industry, grants and funding, and guidelines for success as a graduate student and as a scientist.