Grades this semester will be based on a point system as described below.
An important goal is to keep this system as flexible as possible. The emphasis in many of the activities is on doing things that will help you understand and get excited about the CS research going on at Virginia Tech, and provide you with experiences that will help move your own research activities forward.
Feel free to ask questions and propose other activities that you feel are consistent with the goals of the course.
This page will be updated often, so please check back frequently.
To get and A for the course, you need to accumulate 1600 points.
|Homework problems based on Jain material||10/29||200|
|Homework problems based on Higham material: Part I||11/12||50|
|Homework problems based on Higham material: Part II||11/14||50|
|Homework problems based on Higham material: Part III||11/28||50|
|Homework problems based on Higham material: Part IV||11/28||50|
|Test on Jain material||11/12
|Identify and rank the journals in a research area||10/29||100|
|A literature survey||11/26||200|
|Review a paper||12/14||150|
|Write a summary of the research activities of a faculty member or group at VT||12/3||200|
|Summarize a call for proposals||12/12||100|
|Write a research proposal||12/12||250|
|Summarize and critique a departmental seminar||12/12||100|
|Mini-research project + oral presentation||12/12||300|
|Mini-research project + poster presentation||12/12||300|
|Mini-research project + paper||12/12||500|
|Mini-research project + poster + oral presentation||12/12||400|
|Mini-research project + paper + oral presentation||12/12||600|