Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2007

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Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2007. William J. Rapaport (Outgoing) Director of Graduate Studies Department of Computer Science & Engineering rapaport@cse.buffalo.edu http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport. Incoming Director of Graduate Studies. Prof. Jan Chomicki cse-dgs@cse.buffalo.edu - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>grad-stdt-orientation.pptversion:20070821</p></li><li><p>Graduate Student OrientationFall 2007William J. Rapaport</p><p>(Outgoing) Director of Graduate StudiesDepartment of Computer Science &amp; Engineering</p><p>rapaport@cse.buffalo.eduhttp://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport</p></li><li><p>Incoming Director of Graduate StudiesProf. Jan Chomickicse-dgs@cse.buffalo.eduBell 213645-3180 x 103http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/faculty/chomicki/</p></li><li><p>Graduate SecretaryMs. Elizabeth (Liz) Lesnycse-gradsecy@cse.buffalo.eduBell 233 or 234645-3180 x 119 or 102http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/staff/elesny/</p></li><li><p>Important Things to DoRead the (new) Grad Handbookdated August 2007handed out today (?)http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/grad/grad-handbook.pdf Make an appointment with your academic advisorDiscuss your courseworkShould do this at least each semester, or more often!Can change advisorsAdvisor will automatically change when:you do a masters project or thesisyou choose a major professor for your Ph.D.</p></li><li><p>More Things to DoAttend CSE colloquia Be sure that you are on the grad ListservShould be automatic Read your @cse.buffalo.edu emailand your @buffalo.edu emailor else be sure that email sent there is forwarded to where you really read email!</p></li><li><p>M.S. Requirements:31-33 creditsCSE 501 Intro to Grad Studies in CSE4 core courses:1 Theory/Algorithms core course1 AI core course1 Software core course1 Hardware core course3 other CSE courses:2 core area courses:1 CSE 500- or 600-level course from any core area1 CSE 600-level course from that core area1 CSE 500- or 600-level course (free elective)1 CSE seminar (1, 2, or 3 credits)2 free electivesCan be any UB grad course, if approved by your advisor &amp; Grad Studies Committee</p></li><li><p>M.S. Requirements (contd)Do a project or a thesisProject can be from a CSE 600-level course that offers this option(not all do; check with instructor) Maintain a 3.00 GPA There are certain other restrictionsGPA requirementscertain courses cant be usedsee the Grad Handbook</p></li><li><p>M.S. Requirements (contd)What are the core courses &amp; core areas?see the Grad Handbook</p><p>How to waive a requirement or transfer a course?see the Grad Handbook! Can apply to Ph.D. program from M.S. programfor details, see the Grad Handbook Other questions?see the Grad Handbook!! :-)</p></li><li><p>Ph.D. RequirementsPh.D. Qualifying Process (24 credits)3 required courses:CSE 501 Intro to Grad Studies in CSECSE 531 Analysis of AlgorithmsCSE 596 Intro to Theory of Computation4 core courses, at least 1 each from:AISoftwareHardware1 CSE 600-level course in your dissertation areaOther requirements:2nd CSE 600-level course (3 credits)1 CSE seminar (1,2, or 3 credits)total = 28-30 credits so far Dissertation proposal + dissertation + oral defensetypically 36 credits (Ph.D. is 72 credits total; 36 can be transferred in)can take other courses!</p></li><li><p>Ph.D. Requirements (contd)Maintain 3.00 GPA Restrictions, waiving, transferring credits, other questions?seetheGradHandbook!!!!!!!</p></li><li><p>Useful WebsitesCSEhttp://www.cse.buffalo.edu/Grad Studieshttp://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport/501/info on:current &amp; upcoming coursesCSE computing facilitiesUB Grad School links &amp; how to succeed in grad schoolacademic integrity (dont cheat, dont plagiarize!)research, teaching, writing hintsBuffalo &amp; WNYlanguage (oral presentation hints, ESL hints)cultural differencesbeyond grad schoolPHD comics!!How to Studyhttp://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport/howtostudy.html</p></li><li><p>End of PresentationAny questions? Oh, yes; one more thing:Read the Grad Handbook</p></li></ul>

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