University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
CMSC 601: Research Skills for Computer Science

Spring 2007

Lecture: MW 1:00 - 2:15pm in SOND 208 (Effective Feb 14th)
Dr. Krishna Sivalingam,, 410-455-3961, Room ITE 331
Office Hours: Mon 2.30 - 3.30pm
For appt. at other times, pl. send email to

Teaching Assistant: Mr. Rick Carback (rick.carback AT, Office Hrs/Location: MW 5:30-7:30 PM, ITE 228

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In this course, students will learn basic skills that are essential to becoming a successful researcher. The objective of the course is to teach research skills in a systematic fashion, early in a student's graduate program. The core of the course is a structured, supervised research project on a topic of the student's choice. Additional lecture topics include writing skills, research methodology, experimental design, career options, professional ethics and academic integrity, and oral and written presentation techniques.  


NONE, for current CSEE graduate students; Undergraduates wishing to take the class must receive permission from the instructor and the CMSC Graduate Program Director (at present, Prof. Sivalingam) to enroll in a graduate-level course.

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