CS591 CS Colloquium
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Instructors:
Lawrence Rauchwerger
Nancy Amato


Course Goals: The purpose of the course is to expose you to a broad range of current research topics in computer science and related fields through attending research seminars offered in the computer science department. All graduate students are encouraged to regularly attend seminars, not only during the semester(s) during which they are registered. It is useful for you to attend even when the topic seems unrelated to your research - indeed, seminars provide the best way for you to round out your knowledge by exposing you to current research in areas that are not directly related to your own research.

Course Content and Schedule: This course consists of department-wide seminars that are presented in the CS Department. The standard times for department-wide seminars are Mondays and Wednesday afternoons at 3:30-4:30pm and weekdays at 10:00-11:00am, though talks are also scheduled at other times. There are typically at least 25 such talks scheduled during the fall and spring semesters. Also, all talks at these standard times include snacks and coffee/tea.

A list of upcoming talks can be found on the department webpage at https://cs.illinois.edu/news/featured-lectures. Additionally, the seminars for the next week are listed in weekly digest that is sent to all CS students and faculty each weekend. You should also watch your email for late breaking seminar announcements and updates.

Mechanics and Grading: To receive credit for this course you must attend and satisfactorily complete a report for at least 14 eligible research seminars during the semester.

Eligible Seminars: Any department-wide talk in the CS Department is an eligible seminar for this course. (Area seminars are not considered eligible seminars for this course.) A list of upcoming talks can be found on the department webpage at https://cs.illinois.edu/news/featured-lectures. Also, watch your email for late breaking talk announcements and updates. Eligible talks for CS 591 CS credit include the following types of talks:

Seminar Reports: For each seminar you attend and want credit for CS 591, you need to complete a report on this form The form asks you to provide: