Computer Science Research

CS 197 · Fall 2021

An onramp for students interested in breaking new ground in the frontiers of computer science. Course format features faculty lectures introducing the fundamentals of computer science research, alongside special interest group meetings that provide mentorship and feedback on a real research project. Students enroll for 4 units and select a research area (AI, HCI, CompBio, etc.) for a quarter-long team programming project with a Ph.D. student mentor. Lecture topics include reading technical papers, practicing oral communication and technical writing skills, and independently formulating research questions. Prerequisites: Enrollment is by application. CS106B is required; CS107 is strongly recommended.
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Section 01


This section offers a team-based introduction to Computer Science research experiences.

    Section 01 Lecture
  • Wednesday 2:45pm-3:45pm PT McCullough 126
  • AI: Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm PT TBD
  • CompBio: Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm PT TBD
  • Alex Tamkin Office hours Tues. 3:00-4:00pm PT
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