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Overview of Graduate Program at CS SFSU September 2006. Prof. D. Petkovic. SFSU CS Department Objectives. Prepare students for job market Prepare students for Ph. D. studies MS is becoming a necessity in today job market Education goals: Fundamentals

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Overview of graduate program at cs sfsu september 2006

Overview of Graduate Program at CS SFSUSeptember 2006

Prof. D. Petkovic


Sfsu cs department objectives

SFSU CS Department Objectives

  • Prepare students for job market

  • Prepare students for Ph. D. studies

  • MS is becoming a necessity in today job market

  • Education goals:

    • Fundamentals

    • Discipline specialty (CLS, SW Eng, general)

    • Project, industry cooperation, teamwork

    • Individual research

    • Thesis is mandatory


Overview of graduate program

Overview of Graduate program

  • New program started Fall 2004

    • New degrees (MS with Conc. In CLS, SW Eng, General)

    • More emphasis on research and team projects

    • Many new courses

    • http://cs.sfsu.edu/grad/graduate.html

  • Program doing well!


Trends in software development

Trends in Software Development

  • Global development of computer software through international cooperation and outsourcing are the main characteristics of current and future software engineering development process

  • Interconnected: Everything is being connected

  • Open: Increased emphasis on building SW from components and services developed globally and being Open Source

  • Collaborative: SW built with multidisciplinary teams

  • Easy to use: Critical need for making systems easy to use, on time and budget, and with adequate performance

  • SW Engineering voted the best job by Money Magazine

    • http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bestjobs/


New research areas and technologies

New Research Areas and Technologies

  • Computing for Life Sciences, biotech

  • Sensor networks

  • Personal devices

  • Serious games (education, training…)

  • ….


Computer scientist of the future

Computer Scientist of the future

  • Knowledge of technical material (up to date)

  • Knowledge of some specific domains 9finacials, biotech, games…)

  • Project and teamwork skills

  • Verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work in a global and open SW environment

  • MS preferred


New graduate program description curriculum structure

New Graduate Program Description – curriculum structure

9

9

(3 out of 5 courses)

(3 courses)

(3 courses)

6

6

Total 30 Units


Center for computing for life sciences role and activities

Center for Computing for Life Sciences: Role and Activities

  • Provides SFSU focus in Computing for Life Sciences:

    • Place for students to find and do culminating experience and other projects in CCLS area, following individual department policies

    • Feedback to curriculum development

    • Hosts projects with local industry

  • Provides focus on funding and increases chances for getting grants

  • Complements other degree programs at SFSU ( I.e. MSCS with Concentration in Computing for Life Sciences)

  • Incubator for commercialization efforts

  • Consists of faculty, students and external partners (industry collaborators, visitors) from all relevant departments, part or full time, working together

  • http://cs.sfsu.edu/ccls/index.html


Recommended sequence of study

Recommended sequence of study

  • Check this NEW link, should be very useful

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/grad/grad_recom_sequence.html

  • Talk to grad advisor

  • Ask advice on time

  • Let us know early if you want to go for a Ph. D.


Thesis and research

Thesis and research

  • Actively seek the advisor (e.g. take the class, meet the advisor in your area of interest, talk to grad advisors or Chair…)

  • Thesis vs. Project

  • In the new program two 899s are allowed. Both or only one can be used as part of the thesis

  • Expected time about 3 semesters (with writing and defense). This is serious work!

  • Resources:

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/forms/aboutculminatingproject.html

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/grad/new_grad_culminating_req.html

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/grad/Master-Thesis_Steps.html


How to write culminating experience report cer

How to write Culminating Experience report (CER)

  • We observed coming problems

  • New instructions posted

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/grad/writing_cpr.html


Graduate seminar series formerly pernet

Graduate seminar series – formerly PERNET

  • Focus on taking this in one semester (your first or second)

  • Excellent way to broaden up, learn, get an idea for MS thesis and meet/hear great people

  • Need 10 stickers (can compensate with attending graduate seminars talks in other semesters)

  • Very exciting speakers coming


694 893 co op

694/893 – co-op

  • For foreign students: counts as an elective

  • Foreign students have limit of 30 units, so be careful how you use them – 694/893 counts

  • 694/893 can not be taken if:

    • All electives are compelled

    • Student working on a thesis

    • 694/893 would delay the graduation

    • Policy updated to limit work to 20 h/week during Fall/Spring semesters http://cs.sfsu.edu/forms/student%20forms/893-694%20Course%20Requirments.pdf


Practical training foreign students

Practical training – foreign students

  • Must have GPA > 3

  • Must not delay graduation

  • Thesis practical training will be harder to justify

  • Post-completion practical training can start only when the thesis is completed

  • Starting work under practical training before graduation is not advisable and not good for you!

  • New process:

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/forms/student%20forms/opt_cpt_letter_instructions.html


Csc 895 898

CSC 895/898

  • Please follow the schedule for all the related forms, like GAP, Human Subjects etc. – they need to be done well before you are registering for 895

  • Foreign students – watch the reduced load etc. – need to get a form approving reduced load

  • OIP issues – we do not easily approve starting outside jobs before the thesis is complete

  • One page with all the info

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/forms/aboutculminatingproject.html


English requirements

English requirements

  • Important to have English proficiency for both engineering and R&D careers

  • We improved ways to satisfy it (did not make it easier to pass the exams…)

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/grad/grad_program.html


Study abroad with fulda university

Study Abroad with Fulda University

  • Very important for your careers

  • Fun…

  • Please apply

    • http://cs.sfsu.edu/news/SFSUFulda.htm


Other stuff

Other stuff

  • “Biology for CS” is now is prereq for “Bioinformatics Computing”

  • Policy on cheating and plagiarism will be strictly enforced – (students are getting inventive…)

    • http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/plagarism.html

  • Get involved with ACM

    • http://acm.sfsu.edu/joomla/


Two new faculties

Two new faculties

  • Prof. Hui Yang, Ohio State: Data Mining

  • Prof. Kaz Okada, Siemens Research (Ph. D. from USC): imaging, AI

    • http://cs.sfsu.edu/news/TwoNewAssistProfFall2006.htm


Some project ideas people

Some project ideas/people

  • DB/UI/Applications in biology and bioinformatics and CLS area: Profs. Singh, Yoon, Petkovic)

  • DB Tools, Multimedia databases: profs. Murphy, Singh, Petkovic

  • Visulisation/Graphics: prof. Yoon

  • WWW Applications, Community applications: Prof. Levine

  • Performance, WWW, Info Retrieval: Prof. Dujmovic

  • Algorithms, compilers, WWW search: Profs. Wong, Dujmovic

  • Distributed Systems, Open Source: Prof. Puder

  • Multimedia sound, music: Prof. Hsu

  • Data Mining : Prof. Yang

  • Imaging, AI: Prof. Okada

  • Machine learning, AI for Bio: prof. Buturovic (Adjunct)


Tentative list of grad courses for spring 2007

TENTATIVE list of grad courses for Spring 2007

745810835840842845857868867875870 Comp. Geometry, with Math ?869 NEW Data Mining


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