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190 Design Project
Graduate 276 and 590 courses are in research fields pattern recognition, image analysis, search and indexing, language descriptors, biomedical applications, mathematical modeling.
My teaching emphasizes reporting (terse writing), experimental computations, oral presentations and research skills. Re captions for figures and headings for reports review samples at Brevity and in Materials. Some may benefit by reviewing files reachable from Self Testing, while others may prefer to bookmark selected pages (see above).
Become familiar with the Engineering Library, 8th floor Boelter Hall as a resource. Interests leads to project ideas, as does past work [About Files and Site a detailed description of the varied CS 190 and CS 199 work done before Winter '98 much is in the 8th floor library on reserve].
In-progress items including reviews and reaction pieces to professional articles [Course Readings, On Being a Scientist] are used in the 190 course. The goal is verbal and written cooperation. This is to learn how to improve work from peer comments that lead to improvement suggestions and revised work directions.
A CS 190 project has been a free-choice work item. Varied levels of students' innovation and initiative can lead to wide differences in grade. Although each class is spent on activities to support the development of project work some students may fail to approach this as a significant opportunity to learn about intellectual property, starting a business, or getting funding. This is a sure way to choose to bound the grade at the lower end of the F through A range. A better option is to avail yourself of the opportunity to work beyond the ten week semester. This can be done by accepting the limits of what it is possible to accomplish in a short term. A grade of "I" is easily removed and that is a real option.
Students' talks on items of interest to them in books such as those on
the recommended book list or other starting points,
must be supplemented by two solid presentations about their
design project participation. Specific things about the design, such as
parts you built as an individual, would be best to speak about
after the first three weeks. Current materials or items posted as
articles, student-selected books, and web pages found can be the
base of a talk before settling in on a project. Ideas you develop are
your own property: the university has no rights to material created by
undergraduates. For information on legal issues, intellectual property,
Some discussions should take place with course instructor outside of class. If about a project, their central purpose involves making the work general, of permanent benefit, and something students may continue after the quarter is done. Such discussions could also involve the varied interests posted to the web.
The CS 190 course activity involves selecting a job to work on, finding partners, developing a plan, executing tasks, and combining the work into a project report, items described in Administrative. Enrolled students work with one another by commenting in writing on each others' drafts, and interacting in class about the talks. Presentations are usually on work done or something new recently learned, organized, or illustrated. This activity simulates the way people work together in business. [Tips on talking appear in Technical Communication, Prepare, and Public Speaking.]
A prior CS 190 site had three parts: college
an overview, K-12, and projects, a 199 student's view.
Visuals at the prior 190, college and other sites come from
students' CS 199 work. That work and current questions can lead to
new projects: consult instructor
in the office hours, class, or by email.
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