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!

WEEK 0
Tue Aug 15th
6:00 pmGSA BBQ
Wed Aug 16th
5:00 - 7:00GSA Ice Cream Social, CUC Merson Courtyard
Sun Aug 20th
10:00 am GSA 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 - 1:30Area Lunch: Graphics (GHC 8102)
1:30 - 2:00SCS OverviewAndrew Moore
2:00 - 3:00 (partial) eclipse and Leona's Ice Cream Sandwich break (GHC 3rd Fl. patio)
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Tue Aug 22nd
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview: Language Technologies Inst.Jamie Callan
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11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
12:00 - 1:30Lunch - (GHC 7th fl, Atrium)
1:30 - 2:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
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2:30 - 3:00Break
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6:00 - 9:00
Grad Student Picnic
Location: 5440 Bartlet St. (map) Walk from campus or take any 61 bus up to Murdoch St. and walk down from there.
Wed Aug 23rd
9:30 - 10:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
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10:30 - 10:45Global Communication Center (GCC)Nisha Shanmugaraj
10:45 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
12:00 - 1:30Lunch - (GHC 7th fl, Atrium)
1:30 - 2:00New Student Photos - 3202 Newell Simon Hall (NSH)
2:00 - 2:30 XXXXXX XXXXXX
2:30 - 3:00SCS Computing Facilities Overview (Help)Katie Greene
3:00 - 3:30Break
3:30 - 4:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
4:00 - 4:30 XXXXXX XXXXXX
4:30 - 5:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
Thu Aug 24th
9:30 - 10:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
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11:00 - 11:30SCS Teaching Assistant (TA) Overview Charlie Garrod
11:30 - 12:00Career & Professional Development Center (CPCD)Kevin Collins
12:00 - 1:30Lunch: (GHC 7th fl, Atrium)
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2:30 - 3:00Break
3:00 - 4:00Grad Student Panel (NO FACULTY)
Fri Aug 25th
9:30 - 10:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
10:00 - 10:30Business and travel expense policies AnnMarie Zanger and Elizabeth Auld
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
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12:00 - 1:30Lunch, (GHC 7th fl, Atrium)
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2:00 - 2:30Public Communication for Researchers(PCR)Jesse Dunietz
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3:30 - 4:00Counseling & Psychological Services (CaPS) (GHC 6115)TBD
4:00 - 4:30LGBTQ+ Resources (GHC 6115)Jess Klein
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 for a PedalPgh event ($40 for non-members, $50 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 - 10:00 XXXXXX XXXXXX
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11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 12:00 Roni Rosenfeld
12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch: Programming Languages/Formal Methods (GHC 6115)
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2:30 - 3:00Break
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3:30 - 5:00CSD Tea, 6th fl. Collaborative Commons, GHC
6:00 - 9:00
FreeCSD Grad Night at Sharp Edge Emporium
Tue Aug 29th
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview Robotics InstituteMartial Hebert
10:00 - 10:30Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovationspeaker TBD
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11:00 - 11:30Break
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12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch: Systems (GHC 6115)
1:30 - 2:00Life in Pittsburgh Charles McGuffey
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7:00 - 9:00
FreeCSD Game Night & Ping Pong, GHC 7th fl. Atrium (dinner from Mad Mex will be provided)
Wed Aug 30th
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview: Computational BiologyBob Murphy
10:00 - 10:45Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
10:45 - 11:15 XXXXXX XXXXXX
11:15 - 11:45 XXXXXX XXXXXX
12:00 - 1:00Area Lunch: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (GHC 6115)
1:30 - 3:00
Tour of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Center
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: Theory (GHC 6115)
1:30 - 2:30Grad Student Panel, no faculty allowed, GHC 6115
3:00 - 3:30Graduate Student Association (GSA) Anna Gommers
3:30 - 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: Security (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 - 8:00 pmWomen@SCS PotluckCarol Frieze, invitation by email