Dr. Zhijun Wang, Professor of Computer Science
♦   Welcome to CIS 485 — Directed Research in CIS & CIT   ♦
Weeks Topics | Resources | Suggested Readings | Special Days | Important Dates HAs | Projects | Exams
#1
8/28-9/1
  • Introduction and syllabus. Course website. Class policies and guidelines.
  • Example research topics in CIS/CIT.
  • Form groups of 1-2 members each. Select a research topic.
  • Directed research process explained. Demos.

Monday, 8/28. Add/Drop and Late Registration via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall.

Friday, 9/1. Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall.

#2
9/4-9/8

Monday, 9/4. Labor Day — Holiday.

Friday, 9/8. Last Day for Instructor-Approved Late Adds via RAIL.

#3
9/11-9/15
  • Research groups finalized.
  • Working on selection of a research area and a specific topic.
  • Reading and summarizing related references.
  • Preparation of the research proposal presentation -
    1. An area in CIS with a specific research problem.
    2. Summary of related research references.
    3. Proposed preliminary solution, method, and/or technique.
    4. Expected possible results.
#4
9/18-9/22
  • Please prepare the proposal using the guidelines in the syllabus or from last week's topics.
  • Powerpoint slides are preferred for proposal presentations.

Research proposal presentations on Monday. Proposal is due by 11pm on Tuesday, 9/19.

#5
9/25-9/29
  • Reading and summarizing references and/or
  • Working on methods/techniques of the project and/or building the product/system for the project.
#6
10/2-10/6
  • Working on projects. Questions and answers.
  • Individual team project progress checks. Attendance required.

Progress check on Monday.

#7
10/9-10/13
  • Working on projects. Progress report due by 11pm on Monday.

Mid-term Exam Week.

Friday, 10/13. Last Day to Apply for May 2018 Graduation (Registrar’s Office).

#8
10/16-10/20
  • Progress report due by 11pm on Wednesday.

Thursday & Friday, 10/19 & 10/20. Fall Break (or Make-up Days for Inclement Weather).

Progress presentations #1 on Monday.

#9
10/23-10/27
  • Working on projects. Progress report due by 11pm on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 10/25. First Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Spring 2018.

Friday, 10/27. Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Class — See Advisor by Noon.

#10
10/30-11/3
  • Working on projects. Questions and answers.
  • Individual team project progress checks. Attendance required.
#11
11/6-11/10

Monday, 11/6. First Day of Spring 2018 RAIL Registration for Continuing Students.

Wednesday, 11/8. Last Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Spring 2018.

Progress presentations #2 on Monday.

#12
11/13-11/17
#13
11/20-11/24

Thanksgiving Recess.

#14
11/27-12/1

Progress presentations #3 on Monday.

#15
12/4-12/8

Friday, 12/8. Last Day of Classes. Last Day for Complete Withdrawal from Semester.

Final research project presentations on Monday. All written documents due by 11pm on Friday, 12/8.

#16
12/11-12/15

No Final Exam for CIS 485. Good Luck with Your Job Search!