The purpose of this course is to
prepare students for conducting the specific research on which their
thesis will be based. Students are required to complete a thorough
literature search on general area in which they intend to conduct research
and to undertake extensive supervised reading. Students must submit a
comprehensive survey of relevant research, together with an annoted
bibliography of important papers, theses, books,
and conference proceedings. Students may not register in 60-510 until
they have completed all undergraduate qualifying courses required.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students must now complete this course in one semester.
See Course outline for details.
Sample published survey: The sample published survey linked at the bottom left
of this page is an example of a long survey
which has been published in the ACM Computing Surveys Journal.
Students should review this sample survey carefully. Students are expected to
create a shorter survey (as described in the course outline). However, the format
and style of writing should be similar to that of the published sample survey. Examples
of student surveys are linked on the left. Those from Fall 2006 onwards conform to the
new requirments and are an indication of what is expected from students.
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