bldg. 70B, room 3657,
(585) 475-5193, firstname.lastname@example.org
office hours: MTWR 8-9pm (if nobody comes by 8:15pm I may go home), or send email
The goal of the MS Project/Thesis Seminar is to help students choose the subject, choose the chairman of the committee, prepare, present and obtain approval for the preproposal, prepare, present and obtain approval for the proposal, develop a plan of work for their MS project or thesis, and, not the least, to develop presentation skills. In the first weeks the instructor, and invited presenters, will give an overview of a broad range of suitable subjects. At the end of the quarter students are expected to have an approved preproposal and the committee. The subjects suggested by the instructor will reflect his areas of interest. This quarter the topics will include algorithms, complexity, computational geometry, graph theory, and combinatorial computing. Some topics will be described by invited CS faculty, and other may be suggested by students.
This course must be completed prior to registering for thesis or project.
The project report is expected to be a scientific paper, describing background and relevant results in the area, detailing the work carried out, discussing the significance of the deliverables of the endeavor, avenues for future work, and providing appropriate reference citations.