COMP2012 - Directed Reading
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|Code||COMP2012 Directed Reading|
|Taught By||James Brotherston (67%) and Fabio Zanasi (33%)|
|Aims||To cover a wide range of key computer science topics. To get students used to independently reading about recent advanced in research. To provide presentation skills.|
|Learning Outcomes||Students should attain an in-depth knowledge of a number of selected topics. Students should understand how to approach fairly advanced research texts and communicate the main concepts.|
The course will be based on directed reading and critical analysis of a number of computer science research papers.
Method of Instruction
Regular small group seminars.
The course has the following assessment components:
- Coursework (100%)
To pass this course, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 40% for all components combined.
There will be 5 pieces of assessed coursework, each on a different research paper. The final piece of coursework also incorporates an oral presentation. Students will be assessed on their written analytical summaries of computer science research papers.