2016 Immigration Course
Computer Science Department | Carnegie Mellon University
WELCOME

The Immigration Course (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:

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2016 Immigration 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 16th

4:00 - 8:30

GSA BBQ

Wed

Aug 17th

2:30 - 4:30GSA Ice Cream Social
Sun

Aug 21st

10am and 1pmGSA whitewater rafting on Youghiogheny River - Reservation and tickets required, signup between Aug 15-17

WEEK 1

Mon

Aug 22nd

9:00 - 9:30

Breakfast, GHC 4300 lobby

9:30 - 9:45 IC Welcome Zico Kolter
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 - (NSH 3305)
1:30 - 2:00 SCS Overview Andrew Moore
2:00 - 2:20 XXX
2:20 - 2:40 XXX
2:40 - 3:00Break
3:00 - 3:20XXX
3:20 - 3:40 XXX
3:40 - 4:00 XXX
4:00 Leona's Ice Cream Sandwiches - GHC 3rd Fl. patio
Tue Aug 23rd
9:30-10:00 XXXX)
10:00 - 10:20 XXXX
10:20 - 10:40 XXXX
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20XXXX
11:20 - 11:40 XXXX
11:40 - 12:00 XXXX
12:00 - 1:30 Area Lunch - XXXXXXXX (NSH 3305)
1:30 - 1:50 XXXX
1:50 - 2:10 XXXX
2:10 - 2:30 XXXX
2:30 - 2:50Break
2:50 - 3:20XXXX
3:20 - 3:40 XXXX
3:40 - 4:00 XXXX
6:00 - 9:00
Grad Student Picnic
Location: 5563 Pocusset St. (map)
Wed Aug 24th
9:30 - 10:00XXXX
10:00 - 10:20 XXX
10:20 - 10:40XXX
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20 XXX
11:20 - 11:40XXX
11:40 - 12:00XXX
12:00 - 1:30Lunch - "Case Study: Kayvon's Up and Down Graduate Career" - Kayvon Fatahalian (NSH 3305)
1:15 - 2:00New Student Photos - 3202 Newell Simon Hall (NSH)
2:00 - 5:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
Thu Aug 25th
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview Robotics InstituteMartial Hebert
10:00 - 10:20XXX
10:20 - 10:50Break
10:50 - 11:10SCS Teaching Assistant (TA) Overview Charlie Garrod
11:10 - 11:30 XXX
11:30 - 12:00XXXX
12:00 - 1:30Lunch: Grad Student Panel (NO FACULTY - GHC 2109)
1:30 - 1:50XXX
1:50 - 2:10XXX
2:10 - 2:30XXX
2:30 - 2:50Break
2:50 - 3:10XXX
3:10 - 3:30XXX
3:30 - 3:50XXX
6:00 - 9:00
Fri Aug 26th
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview: Language Technologies Inst.Jamie Callan
10:00 - 10:20XXX
10:20 - 10:40XXX
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20XXX
11:20 - 11:40XXX
11:40 - 12:00XXX
12:00 - 1:30Lunch - GHC 8102)
1:30 - 1:50 XXX
1:50 - 2:10XXX
2:10 - 2:30 XXX
6:00
Picnic at Mor's House, 5801 Northumberland St., 15217, (map)
(at Northumberland and Murray Ave, reachable by all 61 buses)
Sat Aug 27th
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 28th
6:30 - 10:00
Trip up the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines and dinner at Kavsar in the South Side. Please RSVP by Saturday.
(Meet at the Forbes and Morewood bus stop at 6:30pm)
WEEK 2
Mon Aug 29th
9:30 - 10:00Dept. Overview: Human Comuter InteractionAnind Dey
10:00 - 10:20 XXXX
10:20 - 10:40XXXX
10:40 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:20XXXX
11:20 - 11:40XXXX
11:40 - 12:00XXXX
12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch (GHC 6115)
1:30 - 1:50XXXX
1:50 - 2:10 XXXX
2:10 - 2:30XXXX
2:30 - 2:50Break
2:50 - 3:10XXXX
3:10 - 3:30XXXX
6:00 - 9:00
FreeCSD Grad Night at Sharp Edge Emporium
Tue Aug 30th
9:40 - 10:00Career & Professional Development Center (CPCD)Kevin Collins
10:00 - 10:30Dept. Overview: Inst. for Software ResearchBill Scherlis
10:30 - 11:00Dept. Overview: Machine Learning Manuela Veloso
11:00 - 11:20Break
11:20 - 11:30Global Communication Center (GCC)Nisha Shanmugaraj
11:30 - 12:00SCS Computing Facilities Overview (Help)Brie Carranza
12:00 - 1:30Area Lunch - XXXXXX - GHC 6115
1:30 - 1:50Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational InnovationEmily Daniels Weiss
1:50 - 2:10Public Communication for Researchers(PCR)Jesse Dunietz
2:10 - 2:40Dept. Overview: Computational BiologyBob Murphy
2:40 - 3:00Graduate Student Association(GSA)Rony Patel
7:00 - 9:00
FreeCSD Game Night & Ping Pong, GHC 7th fl. Atrium
Wed Aug 31st
9:00 - 12:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
12:00 - 1:00Lunch (New PhD Students and Student Volunteers - GHC 4405)
1:30 - 3:00
Tour of the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms
Meet at 1:00 outside of GHC 4405
Thu Sep 1st
9:00 - 12:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
12:00Area Lunch - XXXXX GHC 6115
12:00 - 5:00Open Time (self-scheduled faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
5:00 - 7:00Dinner Party - GHC 6115
Fri Sep 2nd
9:00 - 12:00Open Time (faculty/student meetings, explore GHC, campus, etc.)
12:00Lunch on your own
12:00 - 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 3rd
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 4th
4:00 pmCooking Class at Rania's Catering