In this course, students will learn the methodology behind experimental research in computer science. The course will cover topics such as planning a new research project, designing experiments, enabling repeatable research, and effectively presenting your results. It will also provide practice with the four skills critical to being an effective researcher: reading, writing, speaking, and thinking creatively.
- Below is a rough schedule based on a prior offering of this course. This year’s content may change or be reorganized!
- Please complete this form by the end of the first week.
|Intro to Research Methods and Reading Papers
Papers: Wood / Parmer / Aviv / Yerukhimovich
|Assignments:||Complete this form by Friday September 3rd
Write 1 page research description (see slide 35); bring a printed copy to next class or email if you are not in person.
|Selecting Research Projects and Computer Science as Science|
|Assignments:||Read Loehle’s guide to creativity to discuss in week 3|
|All About Papers and Conferences|
|Why Science is Hard|
|Assignments:||Literature Survey - due Tuesday Oct 5th|
|Writing Well - Abstracts - Hamilton U - Writing Sins|
|Writing Workshop - Abstracts|
|Assignments:||Experimental Design Report - due Tuesday 10/19|
|Presenting Clearly 1|
|Practice and Productivity|
|Visualizing Your Research|
|Assignments:||Consulting Meetings: Xinyu, Hunter, Collins
Your Approach Visualization - due Tuesday 11/23
|Presenting Clearly 2|
|Assignments:||Consulting Meetings: Emil, Kahang, Nelson|
|Assignments:||Consulting Meetings: Deng
Your Project Poster - due Tuesday 12/7
|Assignments:||Consulting Meetings: Xiaosu, Jie, Maorui, Cuidi, Ellie, David, Cat, Lingsheng|
|Class Poster Session (online)|
|Assignments:||Poster due Tuesday 12/7
Final Report due 12/19