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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/


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Who We Are

Jana

JJ

Eric

Jenn

Stephen






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No!

She’s an Astro Physicist




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Computer Science

is all about solving problems…

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


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Who Uses the Internet?

Who Uses E-mail and IM?


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Some Examples:

Purchasing music, movies, etc…

Managing money (online banking)

Ordering food

Getting directions

Playing games

And SO many others…


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Here’s the BAD news…

Crime has also gone online …



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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


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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


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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


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It’s Magic! … or is it?


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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/










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Human-Computer Interaction

Design, Psychology, Computer Science



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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


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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 …


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Problem Solving

BUT if left alone,

The wolf will eat the sheep

The sheep will eat the carrot



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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!


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Let’s program the robot

to make a sandwich!

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


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Sense

Plan

Act

Robotics

Camera

Sonar

Laser range-finders

Planning

Scheduling

Machine Learning

Manipulation

Locomotion

Navigation


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Sense

Plan

Act

Robotics

Camera

Sonar

Laser range-finders

Planning

Scheduling

Machine Learning

Manipulation

Locomotion

Navigation



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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!


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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


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Useful Skills for CS

Computer science

Mathematics and logic

Join the math club (?)

Science

Join the robotics club (?)

Teamwork skills

Communication skills


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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



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