MW 4:10-5:25 pm, HRBB 124
Organizer: John Leggett, HRBB 404, 845-0298, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: T Th 11-12 or by appointment
The purpose of the seminar is to introduce our graduate students to the range
of research being carried out in Computer Science, particularly in areas in
which our department has strength. Seminar speakers include invited
speakers from outside the department, augmented with talks from our own faculty
and senior graduate students. Specific details about the course organization
- The course is graded credit/non-credit. To obtain course credit, a
student must attend at least 15 talks, fulfilling these requirements for each
- The student must complete an acceptable seminar report, due at the end of
each seminar, on the form provided at the beginning of the seminar.
- The student must attend the entire talk--late arrival and early departure
are not acceptable. The seminar report forms will not be given to late arrivers
nor will they be accepted from early leavers.
- The student must maintain proper behavior during the talk. This includes
no side conversations, reading newspapers, sleeping, etc., during
the presentation. Please note that, especially for outside speakers, you are
representing the department and improper behavior on even a single student's
part leaves the speaker with a bad impression.
- The initial organizational meeting and departmental orientation do not count toward the 15 talk requirement.
- At least one substitute talk must be outside the Department of Computer Science.
- Attendance at certain other seminar talks will be accepted for seminar
attendance credit. This requires advance permission from both Dr. Leggett and the talk sponsor. To receive credit, the student will be
required to turn in a talk report signed by the faculty member sponsoring the
- Students should check the seminar's web pages regularly for course announcements. Pre-approved substitute seminar talks will be posted throughout the semester.
For your information, the seminar report forms will ask for the following
- Identifying information--your name, student id, etc.
- A brief summary of the talk.
- "Take home" lessons from the talk.
- Your signature, certifying and validating your attendance at the seminar.