CSC 405

Computer Science Seminars


MESSAGE OF THE DAY:
Welcome to CSC405: Computing for Scientists. Department of Computer Science wishes you a happy, healthy, and successful semester.

Textbook:
There is no textbook.
You might consult The Elements of Style by W. Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White for grammar.
Also read some movie or book reviews in The Miami Herald or The NY Times.

Seminars -- Time and Place:
Usually on Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM.
Pizza is served at 4.30 on the third floor of Ungar building.
Occasionally, there will be additional seminars at other times.
Check the departmental Colloquia Announcements page.

Professor
Hüseyin Koçak
Electronic Mail: hk@cs.miami.edu
Personal Office: Ungar 310G. Tel: 305-284-3138
Main Office: UB310A. Tel: 305-284-2268, Fax:305-284-2264
Personal Web page: Personal Web page.

Office Hours:
Prof. Kocak: Tuesdays 3.30 - 4.15 and Wednesdays 2.00 - 3.00.

Attendance:
12 Seminars per semester. Make sure to sign the attendance sheet at each seminar.

Reports:
Five 500-word reports are required. To get a writing credit, five 800-word reports are required.
Each report should include an introduction, providing information about the speaker, the title, abstract, place, date, and time of the seminar. A body of one or more paragraphs should explain the content of the seminar. Make certain to include critical remarks and personal observations about what you did and did not like about the seminar and its presentation.

Report submission:
Please put a printed copy of your report in my mailbox within one week of the seminar.
You will receive feedback and the opportunity to improve your report for a final submission.

Grading:
Your grade will be based on seminar reports (50%) and attendance (50%).