CPS 300
Introduction to Graduate Study

On being a scientist

The National Academy of Sciences booklet On Being a Scientist raises a number of issues of concern to computer scientists. We will visit these questions in various forms throughout the semester.

Here are some relevant policy links:

Here is my outline of issues and questions that have no answers (PDF). The key point of the session is that you have a professional responsibility to develop your understanding of these issues and some principled positions of your own. You will be doing that throughout your career. There will be a test someday, but it will be a surprise.