2017 Introductory Course for CS Doctoral Students (IC)
Computer Science Department | Carnegie Mellon University
WELCOME

The Introductory Course for CS Doctoral Students (IC) is an introduction to the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University organized for the incoming Ph.D. students. Held during the beginning of the Fall Semester, the IC includes research area overviews, a series of short research presentations by CSD faculty, introductions to computing facilities and other department resources, and several parties and activities that allow students, staff and faculty to get to know each other socially. It is an intense and fun introduction to the science, culture, values, and people that make Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon unique.

This year's IC is organized by:

In addition to the CSD IC events, incoming students are also invited to:

LINKS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
2017 Introductory Course SCHEDULE

Schedule Subject to Change
All talks (faculty & informational) are held in GHC 4303, unless otherwise indicated!

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WEEK 0
Tue Aug 15th
4:00 - 8:30GSA BBQ
Wed Aug 16th
2:30 - 4:30GSA Ice Cream Social
Sun Aug 20th
10am and 1pmGSA whitewater rafting on Youghiogheny River - Reservation and tickets required, signup between Aug 15-17
WEEK 1
Mon Aug 21st
9:00 - 9:30Breakfast, GHC 4405
9:30 - 9:45 IC Welcome, Matt Fredrikson
9:45 - 10:15 CSD Overview Frank Pfenning
10:15 - 10:45 CSD PhD Program Overview, Part I Todd Mowry
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 CSD PhD Program Overview, Part II Todd Mowry
12:00 - 1:30Lunch - (GHC 8102)
1:30 - 2:00SCS OverviewAndrew Moore
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4:00 Leona's Ice Cream Sandwiches - GHC 3rd Fl. patio
Tue Aug 22nd
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12:00 - 1:30Lunch - (GHC 6th fl, Collaborative Commons)
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Grad Student Picnic
Location: 5563 Pocusset St. (map)
Wed Aug 23rd
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12:00 - 1:30Lunch - "Case Study: Kayvon's Up and Down Graduate Career" - Kayvon Fatahalian (GHC 6th fl. Creative Commons)
1:30 - 2:00New Student Photos - 3202 Newell Simon Hall (NSH)
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4:30 - 5:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
Thu Aug 24th
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview Robotics InstituteMartial Hebert
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11:00 - 11:30SCS Teaching Assistant (TA) Overview Charlie Garrod
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12:00 - 1:30Lunch: Grad Student Panel (NO FACULTY - GHC 6th fl Creative Commons)
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Fri Aug 25th
9:30 - 10:00Career & Professional Development Center (CPCD)Kevin Collins
10:00 - 10:30Business and travel expense policies AnnMarie Zanger and Elizabeth Auld
10:30 - 11:00Dept. Overview: Machine Learning Manuela Veloso
11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:00Global Communication Center (GCC)Nisha Shanmugaraj
11:30 - 12:00SCS Computing Facilities Overview (Help)Brie Carranza
12:00 - 1:30Lunch, (GHC 6th fl, Creative Commons
1:30 - 2:00Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational InnovationJessica Harrell
2:00 - 2:30Public Communication for Researchers(PCR)Jesse Dunietz
2:30 - 3:00Dept. Overview: Computational BiologyBob Murphy
3:00 - 3:30Graduate Student Association (GSA) (GHC 6115)Amanda Willard
3:30 - 4:00Counseling & Psychological Services (CaPS) (GHC 6115)Rebecca Cura, M.S.W.
4:00 - 4:30LGBTQ+ Resources (GHC 6115)Ashley Grice
7:00 - 9:00
FreeCSD Game Night & Ping Pong, GHC 7th fl. Atrium (dinner from Mad Mex will be provided)
Sat Aug 26th
9:00 - Midday
Kayaking at the point
Meet up at 9:10am at the Forbes and Morewood bus stop.
For those arriving on their own, the Kayaking Pittsburgh North Shore center is located under the 6th Street Bridge, in front of PNC Park.
Sun Aug 27th
7:00 - 3:00Join Sol Boucher for a PedalPgh event ($35 for non-members, $40 at the gate)
6:30 - 10:00
Trip up the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines and dinner at Kavsar in the South Side. Please RSVP by Wednesday, 3pm.
(Meet at the Forbes and Morewood bus stop at 6:30pm)
WEEK 2
Mon Aug 28th
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview: Human Comuter InteractionAnind Dey
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3:30 - 5:00CSD Tea, 7th fl. atrium, GHC
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FreeCSD Grad Night at Sharp Edge Emporium
Tue Aug 29th
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview: Language Technologies Inst.Jamie Callan
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12:00 - 1:30Lunch - GHC 6115
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3:00 - 3:30Sol Boucher & Charlie McGuffey
Wed Aug 30th
9:00 - 10:45Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
10:45 - 11:15Dept. Overview: Human-Computer Interaction InstituteAnind Dey
11:15 - 11:45Dept. Overview: Inst. for Software ResearchBill Scherlis
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1:30 - 3:00
Tour of the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms
Meet at 1:00 outside of GHC 4405
Thu Aug 31st
9:00 - 12:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
12:00Area Lunch: _____ GHC 6115
1:30 - 2:30Grad Student Panel, no faculty allowed, GHC 6115
2:30 - 5:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
5:00 - 7:00Dinner Party - GHC 6115
Fri Sep 1st
9:00 - 12:00Open Time (faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch: ______ GHC 6115
1:30 - 4:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
4:30 - 5:00
Pretty Good Race
The race starts on the trail in Schenley Park, underneath Panther Hollow Bridge
For any questions contact Dirk Kalp - kalp@cs.cmu.edu
5:15 - 7:00
Pretty Good Race TG, NSH Atrium
(Organized by Dec5)
Sat Sep 2nd
1:00 - 3:00 pmBike Tour of Pittsburgh - Meet at Morewood bus stop to go to downtown bike rental
9:00 pmIC Closing Party
Sun Sep 3rd
4:00 - 8:00Cooking Class at Gaynor's School of Cooking (omnivore and herbivore options, no vegan.)

WEEK +1 (after IC)

Wed Sep 6th
6:00 - 9:00Women@SCS PotluckCarol Frieze, invitation by email