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CSCI6969: Fall 2018 Computer Science Graduate Skills Seminar

Instructors: Mohammed J. Zaki and Lirong Xia

Fall 2018 Schedule: Wednesdays 10-11AM in Amos Eaton 215

Date Topic Speaker Instuctor Slides
Sep 12 What is Research? Mohammed Zaki Zaki Attach:WhatIsResearch-GradSeminar.pptx
Sep 19 Writing Papers Fran Berman Lirong Attach:Writing -- Grads-18.pptx
Sep 26 Giving Talks Elliot Anshelevich Lirong Attach:GivingTalks - Anshelevich.pdf
Oct 3 Reading Papers Alex Gittens Lirong Attach:reading_research_papers.pptx
Oct 17 Writing Proposals Jim Hendler Lirong Attach:Grad-Skills-Proposal-Writing.pdf
Oct 24 Ethics and Reproducibility Barb Cutler Zaki Attach:Academic Plagiarism in Graduate Studies.pptx
Oct 31 No Class
Nov 7 CS Graduate Student Speakers See schedule below Lirong/Zaki
Nov 14 Careers after Grad School Bolek Szymanski Zaki Attach:Career-Paths.pdf

Graduate Student Speakers

  • Sujoy Sikdar: Optimal Multi-Attribute Decision Making in Social Choice
  • Erika Mackin: Optimizing the Performance of Consensus Networks
  • Hendrik Weideman: Machine learning for conservation: automating large-scale photo-identification
  • Md. Ridwan Al Iqbal: Anomaly detection in sensor based systems

Other Useful Resources

Past course websites:

CRA-W workshops on Graduate Skills (look for slides under different workshops and cohort programs)

(Presentations on topics like Master’s vs. Ph.D, Publishing your research, finding advisor, balancing personal and professional life, career paths, building self confidence, building professional persona, finding a research topic)

http://cra.org/cra-w/resources/resources-from-past-events/

UToronto Graduate Skills seminar

http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~hertzman/courses/gradSkills/2010/

How to do good research and get it published and cited (Eamonn Keogh)

http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~eamonn/Keogh_SIGKDD09_tutorial.pdf

Critical Questions for Research Proposals (a.k.a. Heilmeier questions)

https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/heilmeier-catechism

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