Course Description

This computer information systems/computer science research seminar is intended for research-oriented graduate with an interest in new advances in computing technology and will require students to do extensive reading in the CS/CIS/IT scientific and quasi-scientific literature, and then discuss the readings in class.

The course will focus on cutting edge topics in CS/CIS/IT. As a seminar course, the graduate technology seminar will be based on reading and discussing articles from recent literature on emerging technology. Readings will be assigned that all students will read, but one student will be assigned to lead a discussion of the reading. The specific topics to be discussed in the course will, most likely, change from year to year; however, the student will benefit first by having the opportunity for early exposure to what is currently emerging in CS/CIS/IT and second, by getting a feel for what is currently at the cutting edge of the field.

The goal is to encourage all students to contemplate new topics and challenges in software development, deployment, and use.

Course Objectives

  • The student will be exposed to contemporary topics in CS/CIS literature.
  • The student will gain familiarity with applications of the scientific method.
  • The student will be able to determine the viability of a CS/CIS topic both for its research potential as well as its practicality to real world applications.
  • The student will be able to locate different resources (published and individuals) of research information and analyze existing research in CS/CIS.
  • The student will be able to distinguish between problems and solution approaches used in CS/CIS research.

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