15-128 meets Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:20 in 7500 Wean Hall.

During this series, freshman CS majors meet and hear from different members of the SCS community. The speakers talk about our school, their research in CS, the history of computing, and future trends. The goal is to expand the students' concepts of what is Computer Science and what resources are available to them as students within the School of Computer Science.

In addition, this course is a place to build community among the Freshman class, and to extend their horizons within and without CMU. To this end, please read the Passing the IC web page, which describes how to accumulate enough points to pass this course. Download the Point Log, an Excel file for monitoring/describing your activities (you will have to hand int this file).

Schedule: Fall 2007

Date Speaker/Activity
August 28 Randy Bryant, Dean of the School of Computer Science
Title/Course-Cast: Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon
September 4 Peter Lee, Professor and Head of Computer Science
Title/Course-Cast: Proofs and Programs
September 11 Intro Group
September 18 Manuela Veloso, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science
Title/Course-Cast: Gameplay and Passing
September 25 Jim Morris, Professor of Computer Science and Dean, Carnegie Mellon's West Coast Campus
Title/Course-Cast: Get a Life 101
October 2 Klaus Sutner, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Title/Course-Cast: The Universe and Cellular Automata
October 9 Jacobo Carrasquel, Freshman Advisor
Title: SCS BS curriculum
October 16 Red Whittaker, Fredkin Professor of Robotics
Title/Course-Cast: Robotics
October 23 Avrim Blum, Professor of Computer Science
Title/Course-Cast: An Intro to Game Theory
October 30 Jonathan Beth CS '99
Title/Course-Cast: Building A Career In Software: The Things Your Mother Never Told You About Being A Computer Scientist
November 6 Raj Reddy, Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics
Title/Course-Cast: Introduction to AI
November 13 Roger Dannenberg, Associate Research Professor
Title/Course-Cast: Computer Music
November 20 Thanksgiving
November 27 Amazon.com/Morgan Stanley
Course-Cast: Jake Kalberer "Life after school at a tech company",
Emil Kiner "Technology at Morgan Stanley"
December 4 Jessica Hodgins, Professor of Computer Science and Robotics
Title/Course-Cast: Computer Animation
CMU Sony Legged Robot Soccer Team (see Manuela Veloso)
Student project from Building Virtual Worlds course, Entertainment Technology (see Jesse Schell)
3D Mine Mapping Project

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