ICS Graduate Seminar, ICS 690
The seminar is 4:30-5:30 in POST 126 unless otherwise indicated.
This schedule is subject to change.
- Thu Jan 12, Multi-Dimensional Text Analytics: Concepts, Methods,
Tools and Findings, by Dr. Raghava Rao Mukkamala, Centre for Business
Data Analytics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
- Thu Jan 19.
new student orientation
Required for all new students, not required for anyone else. Does
count towards attendance -- contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
- Thu Jan 26. How to do a lit review.
- Thu Feb 2. Henri Casanova, "Simulating HPC Systems and Applications".
- Thu Feb 9. Lee Altenberg, "Understandability and Incomprehensibility in the Products of Evolution"
- Thu Feb 16. The Thesis/Dissertation Proposal.
- Thu Feb 23. Vincent Reverdy, University of Illinois. Simulating
Galaxies and Improving Programming Languages along the way. Code at
- Thu Mar 2. How to give a good research talk
- Thu Mar 9. Lipyeow Lim, Bitcoin and Blockchain
- Thu Mar 16. BJ Avery, an algorithm for combining magnetic
localization and levitation in wireless endoscope capsules
- Thu Mar 23. Ben Karsin, An Effcient Multiway Mergesort for GPU Architectures
- Thu Apr 6. Michael Sommer, Classifying Job Post Text Documents with the Malaysian Standard Classification of Occupations
- Thu Apr 13. Carlos Paradis, Identifying Past Concepts to enable Proactive Cybersecurity
- Thu Apr 20. Jonas Krause, Counting Infected Red Blood Cells
with Convolutional Neural Networks (30 minutes)
- Thu Apr 27. Eric Wu (30min), Amy Takayesu (30min)
This 1-credit seminar is designed to promote the professional
development of ICS graduate students [Casanova].
ICS graduate students improve their professional development by:
- giving presentations on their own work, to
- practice doing presentations (verbal communication skills)
- encourage the performance of meaningful work that can be presented
(research or project work)
- get to know each other (networking)
- give the student feedback on their work (improvement of skills)
- the instructor giving presentations, to provide
information that may be useful for career and graduate studies
Reading material may include:
- Cresswell's Research Methods (Spring 2006)
- Dee's Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research (Fall
- Levin's Relating Statistics and Experimental Design : An
Introduction (Spring 2007)
- Haugh's Scientific Method in Practice (Fall 2007 and Spring
- visiting speakers and UH faculty
giving presentations throughout the semester
- a get-together at 5:45pm on the first Thursday of every month to
stimulate social interaction. All ICS (and CIS) graduate students and
faculty are invited.
To pass this course, students must give a presentation of their
own work, and attend at least 10 of the sessions, with the following
- Ph.D. students who are ABD (have completed their proposal)
only need to attend 5 of the sessions.
- M.S. students need to give the presentation once during their
time as an M.S. student, and not necessarily in the semester in which
they register for ICS 690.
If you have any questions, please contact the instructor.