Introduction to the Computer Science Research Process Winter 2023

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This course introduces students to the research process in Computer Science. Students will learn how to find and critically read research papers, formulate and describe a research problem, propose a solution to that problem, and design an evaluation plan for assessing the effectiveness of the proposed solution. Students will learn about the general research framework through readings, videos, in-class activities, and class discussions. Throughout the course, students will apply those general research methods to a research question in an area of their choice (e.g., machine learning, algorithms, parallel architecture, etc.), working in groups of up to three students. Each group will create a written research project proposal that includes a description of the research context and the specific problem to be solved with appropriate related work citations, a description of the proposed solution or approach, and a plan for evaluating the proposed solution. Assessment will be based on a written project proposal and an in-class oral presentation of that proposal.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: NA
Class#: 1100
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Short paper and final project or presentation.
Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed Computer Science 134 or some similar computing experience.
Enrollment Preferences: We will select a set of students who have different amounts of computer science experience.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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