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ICS 698 Research Seminar

In this course, the student will perform the following activities: search the literature on specific areas, read papers in a selected area, study the methodologies used in the applied computer research, write and submit a survey paper based on the reading, and make an oral presentation of the results. It should be taken no later than the second semester.

Special information

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites.First day attendance is mandatory.
2 Graduate credits

Effective May 1, 2007 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Know the current research problems in some of the major areas in computer science.
  • Know how to search the literature for articles on a specific topic.
  • Gain a perspective of research in Computer Science.
  • Know the format of technical papers.
  • Read and understand research articles.
  • Understand the publication process in Computer Science.
  • Write and present technical papers.
  • Understand the process of starting, working on, writing, and defending an MS project/thesis.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Research Seminar Liu, Jigang Books Course details