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Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2009. Dr. Jan Chomicki Director of Graduate Studies Department of Computer Science & Engineering http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~chomicki cse-dgs@cse.buffalo.edu. Graduate Secretary. Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Lesny cse-gradsecy@cse.buffalo.edu Bell 233 or 234 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Graduate Student OrientationFall 2009Dr. Jan ChomickiDirector of Graduate StudiesDepartment of Computer Science &amp; Engineeringhttp://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~chomickicse-dgs@cse.buffalo.edu</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 (updated) Grad Handbookdated August 2009http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/graduate/handbooks/grad-handbook-2009.pdfMake (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 @buffalo.edu emailand your @cse.buffalo.edu emailor else be sure that email sent there is forwarded to where you really read email!csgr-list@listserv.buffalo.edu: 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: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/</p><p>CSE grad programs:http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/graduate</p><p>Grad handbook (the most recent version!):http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/graduate/handbooks/</p><p>Grad course list: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/graduate/courses.phpGraduate school website: http://www.grad.buffalo.edu</p></li><li><p>Useful graduate resources (maintained by Bill Rapaport)Grad Studieshttp://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport/GRAD/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!!</p><p>How to Studyhttp://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport/howtostudy.html</p></li></ul>

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