Fall 2001 CS 5014 References
- The introduction to the most recent
Strategic Plan for Computer Science
at Virginia Tech.
- The VT CS Department's
degree requirements page.
- The article
``Computer Science: The Discipline,''
is available at
Peter Denning's homepage.
- A 2000 report,
Theoretical Computer Science,'' (compiled by David Johnson)
which looks forward to new
challenges for the theoretical aspects of the discipline.
An interesting read.
- A couple of articles on being a graduate student:
- The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) has
compiled a number of materials related to being a responsible graduate
student. (Links courtesy of Sammy Perugini).
- A pamphlet on how to read papers
in science and technology and get the most out of it.
(Courtesy Sammy Perugini).
- A very long
list of links
(compiled by Mark Leone) with advice on how to do research
and how to communicate it (primarily for computer scientists). Some
of these we've seen before.
- The NRC's report
Academic Careers for Experimental Computer Scientists and
Engineers, mentioned by Dr. Perez.
- A column by Robert Glass in a recent issue of CACM entitled
Academics, and the scarlet letter `A' and some
responses. From Sammy Perugini: ``This article is related to some of the topics we discussed earlier
in the course about what research is all about?, why we are in it?, etc.''
- (Link curtesy Amit Karnik.)
Seven Steps to Effective Library Research from Cornell University
- From Sammy Perugini: The
following paper by Hal Varian provides an excellent approach to finding
and formulating truly profound ideas,
"How to Build an Economic Model in your Spare Time"
- Here are 3 pages that amount to a kind of "quick guide to
stastics and design of experiments", courtesy of Sammy:
page 1 (basic stastical terms/formulae),
page 2 (basic t tests and ANOVA),
page 3 (experimental design).
- The Writing Center
@ Virginia Tech.
Here are a couple of links to sites where you can find help with
The classic handy reference for English usage is Strunk and White,
The Elements of Style. It is available on-line at
Books Online. But having a copy next to your workstation is
C. J. Ribbens,
last updated 10/30/2001