CS632 Directed Readings in CS:
Pervasive Computing Research Seminar

CRN 37122, Thursdays 12-1:30 pm, Goldstein 314, Pleasantville

Instructors: Drs. Sung-Hyuk Cha and Charles Tappert

Recommended Textbook (not required):
Leedy, P.D. and Ormrod, J.E., Practical Research: Planning and Design (7th Edition), Prentice, 2000.

Course Description:
Students taking this course learn how to do research and then conduct a research study. It is designed for students taking CS632 Directed Readings in CS or CS600 Independent Study for 1-2 credits, for M.S. or D.P.S. dissertation students, and for auditing (0 credit) students who simply want to learn how to do research. Students should attempt to submit a paper for conference presentation (e.g., Student Research Day) or for journal publication by the end of the semester.

Course Research Methodology and Deliverables:
  1. Find a general topic of interest and then a specific problem in that area (it is highly recommended that students choose a problem of interest to the instructors, see Suggested Research Topics)
  2. Investigate previous approaches (review literature and present/review some papers in class)
  3. Create you own problem statement
  4. Propose your approach (submit a one page research proposal at end of October/February depending on semester)
  5. Conduct your research study (obtain data, develop system, run experiments, analyze results, etc.)
  6. Complete your research contribution

Course Requirements per Credits
Seminar attendance is important
Course Credits # Published Papers to Review in Class Research Paper Minimum Length
4 pages
6 pages
4 Thesis
10 pages

How To Do Research: Slides and Related CS615-616 Software Engineering Projects: Slides  Paper 

Example Research Studies: Slides1 Paper1   Slides2 Spreadsheet2 Paper2   Abstract3

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