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Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2009. Dr. Jan Chomicki Director of Graduate Studies Department of Computer Science & Engineering Graduate Secretary. Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Lesny Bell 233 or 234 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>Graduate Student OrientationFall 2009Dr. Jan ChomickiDirector of Graduate StudiesDepartment of Computer Science &amp; Engineering</p></li><li><p>Graduate SecretaryMs. Elizabeth (Liz) Lesnycse-gradsecy@cse.buffalo.eduBell 233 or 234645-3180 x 119 or 102</p></li><li><p>Important Things to DoRead the (updated) Grad Handbookdated August 2009 (and keep) 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 emailand your emailor else be sure that email sent there is forwarded to where you really read email! announcements, job offers</p></li><li><p>M.S. Requirements: 31-33 creditsCSE 501 Intro to Grad Studies in CSE4 core courses:1 Theory/Algorithms core course1 Artificial Intelligence core course1 Software and Information Systems core course1 Hardware and Networked Systems 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 electives (6 credits)Can 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 optionnot all do; check with instructorgrade has to be at least B+ Maintain a 3.00 GPA There are certain other restrictionsGPA requirementsno course can be used to satisfy two different requirementscertain courses cant be usedpart-time students get more time to satisfy the requirementssee 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?transfer up to 6 graduate creditssee the Grad Handbook</p><p>Can apply to Ph.D. program from M.S. program?yes: for 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:AISoftware and Information SystemsHardware and Networked Systems1 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?see the Grad Handbook</p></li><li><p>Forms and petitionsDiscuss the issue with your academic advisor, fill out an appropriate form and obtain the advisors signatureLeave the form with Liz Lesny: she will forward it to me</p><p>Forms can be found opposite Lizs office</p></li><li><p>Useful WebsitesCSE:</p><p>CSE grad programs:</p><p>Grad handbook (the most recent version!):</p><p>Grad course list: school website:</p></li><li><p>Useful graduate resources (maintained by Bill Rapaport)Grad Studies 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!!</p><p>How to Study</p></li></ul>


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