Problems in Computer and Cyber Sciences – 8720

Spring 2021

Clément Aubert

September 3, 2021

Quick Facts



This is CSCI 8720 - Problems in Computer and Cyber Sciences, a graduate semester class of 3.000 credits, whose pre-requisite is permission of Instructor. We will not be using an hybrid course model, the class will be fully face-to-face, but we will enforce the University’s regulations on social distancing and face covering.

Course Description

The student and the advisor identify a topic of mutual interest and establish a list of papers to becarefully studied. The student studies the papers, writes a detailed and critical summary of the papers and synthesizes an understanding of the current state-of-the-art. This is followed by the formulation of open questions that will be worthy of future research. Interesting results are disseminated via presentations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this class, the student will be able to:

Planned Course Schedule

Every week, the student and instructor decide on a paper, and the student briefly introduces it on Wednesday, and by Friday the student should have created a file containing

The instructor will review the student’s comments on Monday and they will be discussed on Wednesday. A template is provided but should be tweaked to students needs.

This schedule is subject to change and enhancements, but provide an indication of the pace, assignments, and major deadlines that you will need to plan for the semester.



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