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WELCOME! SCS Outreach Roadshow. School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University. http://women.cs.cmu.edu/. Who We Are. Jana. JJ. Eric. Jenn. Stephen . Who is a Computer Scientist?. ?. Ready to guess. YES!. YES!. Yes!. No! She’s an Astro Physicist. YES!.

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WELCOME! SCS Outreach Roadshow

School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

http://women.cs.cmu.edu/


Who We Are

Jana

JJ

Eric

Jenn

Stephen


Who is a Computer Scientist?

?

Ready to guess


YES!


YES!


Yes!


No!

She’s an Astro Physicist


YES!


What Is Computer Science?


Computer Science

is all about solving problems…

…and using the computer to solve some very difficult problems.


Who Uses the Internet?

Who Uses E-mail and IM?


Some Examples:

Purchasing music, movies, etc…

Managing money (online banking)

Ordering food

Getting directions

Playing games

And SO many others…


Here’s the BAD news…

Crime has also gone online …


Many Computer Scientists Work on Internet Safety


Cryptography

Key

A = N

B = O

C = P

D = Q

E = R

F = S

G = T

H = U

I = V

J = W

K = X

L = Y

M = Z

Can you break the code?

FPVRAPR


Cryptography

Key

A = N

B = O

C = P

D = Q

E = R

F = S

G = T

H = U

I = V

J = W

K = X

L = Y

M = Z

Can you break the code?

FPVRAPR

SCIENCE


The Turing Test & Human Computation

Can you tell the difference between a human and a computer?

The CAPTCHA & reCAPTCHA projects was developed by computer scientists from the Aladdin Center at Carnegie Mellon http://www.captcha.net


It’s Magic! … or is it?


The Magic of Computer Science!

For tricks and information check out:

Computer Science Computer Science

for Fun Unplugged

http://www.cs4fn.org/ http://csunplugged.org/


What Does Computer Science have to do with Art?


Computer Animated Films...


Computer Animated Films


…are made by Computer Scientists


What Does Computer Science have to do with Sports?


Motion Analysis


Does your computer ever make you feel like this?


Computer scientists can help!


Human-Computer Interaction

Design, Psychology, Computer Science


Computer Science is about ????...


Computer Science is about problem solving

Lets solve a problem!

In computer science we build Algorithms…

a sequence of steps/instructions to solve a problem


Problem Solving

A farmer has to get a sheep, a carrot and a wolf over the river to the grassy field.

BUT he can only take one of them with him at a time …


Problem Solving

BUT if left alone,

The wolf will eat the sheep

The sheep will eat the carrot


Getting Everyone Across River Alive!


What is Programming?

  • A computer can only do what it is told to do

  • A program is a set of instructions telling a machine what to do

  • Programming involves learning how to write instructions that do specific tasks

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE IS SO MUCH MORE!


Let’s program the robot

to make a sandwich!

He can only do exactly what you tell him to do!


Sense

Plan

Act

Robotics

Camera

Sonar

Laser range-finders

Planning

Scheduling

Machine Learning

Manipulation

Locomotion

Navigation


Sense

Plan

Act

Robotics

Camera

Sonar

Laser range-finders

Planning

Scheduling

Machine Learning

Manipulation

Locomotion

Navigation


Some of our favorite

Robots


What field has …?

  • The best-rated job, and 5 of the top 10

  • highest paid, highest growth jobs?

  • Shown strong job growth?

  • A severe shortage in college graduates?

Computer Science!


Graduates could work here!

Hardware & Software:

  • Microsoft

  • Dell

  • Sun

  • IBM

  • Intel

  • Boeing

  • Apple

  • Web Search:

  • Google

  • Microsoft

  • Amazon

  • Yahoo

  • Vivisimo

Finance:

  • Goldman Sachs

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Merrill Lynch

    Consulting:

  • Accenture

  • Deloitte & Touche

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Arts & Entertainment:

  • Dolby

  • Lucas Arts Film Company

  • Pixar Animation Studios

  • Walt Disney Imaging


Useful Skills for CS

Computer science

Mathematics and logic

Join the math club (?)

Science

Join the robotics club (?)

Teamwork skills

Communication skills


Advice for Students

Health!

Biology!

Art! Music!

Sports!

Recreation!

Graphic Design!

Audio Engineering!

Health Informatics! Bioinformatics!

Sports / Recreation Informatics!

Think about your interests.

Learn how-

Your interests + CS =

better job opportunities


Thank You!


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