CSCI 400 Senior Seminar @ VSU
by Hui Chen, Ph.D.
Discussions based on current researches that are facilitated by students, faculty members, or industry representatives. Students are expected to provide a written summary of each discussed research paper and to participate in-class discussion. Each student facilitates the discussion at least once during the semester. The impact of the research in a global and societal context will be discussed.
Prerequisites: Senior level standing in Computer Science or consent of Instructor
01/15/2016 General Introduction
01/22/2016 University Closed (due to Inclement Weather )
01/29/2016 On Research and Reading
- S. Keshav. 2007. How to read a paper. SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 37, 3 (July 2007), 83-84. DOI=10.1145/1273445.1273458 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1273445.1273458
- How to Do a Technical Reading Program , Frederick Brooks , 4 February 2008, with minor amendments by Neil Dodgson , 4 October 2011.
- On "Nature of Paper" , an excerpt from the University of Cambridge's Reading Skills course material.
- "A way to read" papers , an excerpt from the University of Cambridge's Reading Skills course material.
02/05/2016 On Writing and Writing Tools
- Gopen, George D., and Judith A. Swan. The science of scientific writing. American Scientist (1990): 550-558.
02/12/2016 On Technical Presentation
- How to Give an Awesome (PowerPoint) Presentation (a Youtube Video), , by Marc Strong and Wienotfilms.com
- How NOT to give a presentation, by Neil Dodgson
- Laying out presentation slides, by Neil Dodgson
- "The Gettysburg Address", by Neil Dodgson
- The Reading Skills class, offered by the Computer Laboratory, the University of Cambridge
- Zobel, Justin. Writing for Computer Science. 3rd Ed. Springer, 2015.
- Reynolds, Garr. Presentation Zen: Simple ideas on presentation design and delivery. New Riders, 2011.
- Heath, Chip, and Dan Heath. Made to stick: Why some ideas survive and others die. Random House, 2007.
02/19/2016 On Technical Presentation: Examples
Watch Selected Presentation Videos:
02/26/2016 Student Presentations (D. Dickerson; T. Hayes)
03/04/2016 On Online Privacy
03/11/2016 Spring Break; No Class
03/18/2016 Student Presentations (D. Simpson)
03/25/2016 On Graphing
04/01/2016 On Design of Experiments
- Sacks, Jerome, William J. Welch, Toby J. Mitchell, and Henry P. Wynn. 1989. "Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments". Statistical Science 4 (4). Institute of Mathematical Statistics: 409–23. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2245858 .
- Zelkowitz, Marvin V., and Dolores R. Wallace. " Experimental models for validating technology. " Computer 31, no. 5 (1998): 23-31.
- Tichy, Walter F. " Should computer scientists experiment more?. " Computer 5 (1998): 32-40.
- Carroll, John M. " Human-computer interaction: psychology as a science of design. " Annual review of psychology 48, no. 1 (1997): 61-83.
- Denning, Peter J. " Is computer science science?. " Communications of the ACM 48, no. 4 (2005): 27-31.
04/08/2016 Student Presentations (C. Henry; D. Simpson)
04/15/2016 Student Presentations (A. Maples; R. Ghosh)
04/22/2016 Student Presentations (C. Henry; R. Ghosh)
04/29/2016 Student Presentations (R. Ghosh; T. Hayes)
05/03 - 05/06 Final Exam Period