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Auburn CSSE graduate student orientation

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Subject: Welcome Letter
Dear New CSSE Graduate Students,
Welcome to the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University. The CSSE faculty and I are enthusiastic about teaching and conducting cutting-edge research here; we are excited that you have chosen to join our department to pursue your Master’s or Ph.D. degrees. I am pleased to invite you to an orientation meeting on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 5:00 p.m. in room 3129 Shelby Center. At this kickoff meeting, I will present information on departmental policies, graduate school policies, CSSE graduate programs, assessments, academic standings, qualifying exams, teaching assistantship assignments, mailing list, job applications, E-mail etiquette and a whole lot more.
I look forward to seeing you all on Aug. 24.
Sincerely yours,
X. Qin
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Xiao Qin, PhD
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
3101 Shelby Center
Auburn University AL 36849-5347
voice: (334)844-6335
fax: (334)844-6329
WWW: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~xqin

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  • Items to be covered in Version 2.0 include: 1. Course Registration 2. Gold Form Approval 3. Directed Study Form 4. Credit Adjustment for any Directed Study, Masters Design Project, or Research Hours 5. Medical Clearance for any Distance Students 6. Class Audit Approval 7. DegreeWorks 8. VA Verification Form 9. Curriculum Change Form 10. Liaison between Graduate School and student as needed Version 1.0: Fall’17
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Auburn CSSE graduate student orientation

  1. 1. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 1 New Graduate Student Orientation Xiao Qin Director of Graduate Programs Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Auburn University
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  3. 3. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 3 Plicker 1: What degree have you secured? A) B.Sc. Degree, non-Computer Science B) B.Sc. Degree in Computer Science C) Master’s Degree, Other University D) Master’s Degree, Auburn University
  4. 4. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 4 Plicker 2: What degree are your pursuing? A) Master’s Degree, Thesis Option B) Master’s Degree, Non-Thesis Option C) Ph.D. Degree
  5. 5. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 5 Plicker 3: Have you been awarded any assistantship? A) Teaching Assistantship B) Research Assistantship C) Teaching + Research Assistantship D) Self-Funding Students
  6. 6. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 6 Our Department Chair and Staff Members Dr. Hari Narayanan Department Chair Ms. JoAnn Lauraitis Office Administrator Ms. Gloria Bailey Accountant Ms. Kelly Price System Admin Mr. Clint Lovelace Coordinator of Student Services and Advising Ms. Kecia Hill Admin Support Associate Keys and Access Cards Travel Reimbursement
  7. 7. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 7 Calendar FormsImportant Dates
  8. 8. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 8 Official Rules
  9. 9. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 9 About Us Faculty Members: 21 Master’s Students: 101 Doctoral Students: 48 Graduate Students: 149 Undergraduate Students: 765
  10. 10. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 10 Assessment Reports: Enrollment Download Reports Here: Ph.D. Program M.S. Program
  11. 11. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 11 Faculty Members: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Dr. Liu Dr. ChapmanDr. Narayanan Dr. Dozier Dr. A. Nguyen Dr. Yilmaz
  12. 12. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 12 Faculty Members: Software Engineering Dr. Chang Dr. Cross Dr. Umphress Dr. Hendrix Dr. Yilmaz Dr. T. Nguyen
  13. 13. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 13 Faculty Members: Data Mining and Databases Dr. Ku Dr. Hendrix Dr. Lim Dr. Qin
  14. 14. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 14 Faculty Members: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Dr. LimDr. Biaz Dr. Chapman
  15. 15. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 15 Faculty Members: Human-Computer Interaction Dr. Seals Dr. Thomas Dr. Narayanan
  16. 16. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 16 Faculty Members: Big Data and High-Performance Computing Dr. Baskiyar Dr. Zhou Dr. Ku Dr. Qin Dr. T. Nguyen Dr. Dozier
  17. 17. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 17 Faculty Member: Networking and Wireless Networks Dr. Shu Dr. LimDr. Biaz
  18. 18. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 18 Faculty Member: Cyber Security Dr. ShuDr. Umphress Dr. Chang Dr. Lim
  19. 19. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 19 Faculty Member: Computer Systems Dr. Baskiyar Dr. QinDr. Ku
  20. 20. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 20 Faculty Member: Bioinformatics Dr. Bhattacharya
  21. 21. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 21 Plicker 4: What are your research interests? A) Software Engineering B) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning C) Big Data, Data Mining, and Databases D) Networks, Security, Systems, and Bioinformatics
  22. 22. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 22 Plicker 5: What is your career plan after you graduate from the graduate school at Auburn? A) Software Industry (e.g., Microsoft) B) Computer Hardware Industry (e.g., Intel) C) Computer Scientists (e.g., DOE Labs) D) Academia (e.g., Auburn University)
  23. 23. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 23 Plicker 6: Do you have an advisor (i.e., Major Professor)? A) Yes B) No C) In Progress D) What does “advisor” mean?
  24. 24. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 24 Google: Auburn eHandbook
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  26. 26. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 26 Master's Degrees in CSSE MS: Thesis 30 hrs 9hr Core COMP7270 – Advanced Algorithms COMP7300 – Advanced Comp. Arch COMP7500 – Advanced OS 15hr electives COMP6xxx/COMP7xxx/COMP8xxx 6hr thesis COMP7990 – Research and Thesis MS: Non-Thesis 33 hrs 9hr Core COMP7270 – Advanced Algorithms COMP7300 – Advanced Comp. Arch COMP7500 – Advanced OS 21hr Electives COMP6xxx/COMP7xxx/COMP8xxx 3hr Project COMP7980 – Master of Software Engineering Design Project Up to 6 hrs can be transferred from another university or dept Choice of degrees is generally decided in the 2nd semester
  27. 27. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 27 PhD Degree PhD - 66hrs beyond bachelor's degree – Coursework • 9hr core taken in the first year (may be elective) – COMP7270 – Advanced Algorithms – COMP7300 – Advanced Computer Architecture – COMP7500 – Advanced Operating Systems • 39hr electives – COMP6xxx/COMP7xxx/COMP8xxx » at least 18hrs must be at 7xxx- or 8xxx-level • 18hr dissertation – COMP8990 – Research and Dissertation • Special notes: – up to 30hrs can be transferred from another university or department – Extra • Qualifying exams within one year and a half • Proposal defense (aka "general exam") • Dissertation defense (aka "final exam")
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  31. 31. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 31 Advisor • Your advisor assists you with – Preparing for the future – Selecting courses – Approving transfer courses – Finding funding – Research/Project ideas • Plan of study – Formally designates courses, degree, and committee – Is between you and your advisor – Must satisfy AU and CSSE requirements – Must be done no later than end of 2nd semester
  32. 32. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 32 Offices • Shelby 3101 Suite – Department Command & Control Center • Jo Ann Lauraitis • Barbara McCormack • Dr. Narayanan – Copier … not for personal use – Fax (334-844-6329) … be reasonable – Mailbox … check it regularly • Other – Shelby 3129 … Seminar room – Shelby 3107 … Conference room – Shelby 2101 … Student study room – Shelby 2117, 2319, 3139 … gradudate villages
  33. 33. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 33 Academic Standing Cumulative GPA >= 3.0 Yes Good Standing No First semester below 3.0 Yes Academic Probation No Academic Suspension
  34. 34. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 34 Enrollment Policy • Continuous enrollment policy – Must be enrolled at least two semesters in a given academic year • Minimum enrollment – 9 hours if funded and have not completed coursework – 3 hours otherwise
  35. 35. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 35 Getting Started • Registration – Explanatory letter from Graduate School •user id – Problems? See Mr. Lovelace or Dr. Qin • ID card … go to Student Center (2nd floor)
  36. 36. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 36 Computer Access • You were assigned a user id upon registration • Computers – Open labs in Shelby, Broun – Computers in the library
  37. 37. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 37 Google: Auburn Engineering Network
  38. 38. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 38 Microsoft Resources • A laptop computer is handy (but not mandatory) • Wireless access available throughout campus – requires free anti-virus software available from OIT • AU has Microsoft Campus Agreement – OneDrive: 1TB – Office 365 • We are a member of MSDN-AA – Free MS software – Contact Kelly Price to set up an account – see http://eng.auburn.edu/programs/csse/students/
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  40. 40. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 40 International Students • Please speak English in Shelby Center • Helpful courses – Fundamental •ENGL 1800 Oral Proficiency •ENGL 1820 Classroom Communications •ENGL 1900 Writing Proficiency – Advanced •ENGL 3040 Technical Writing •ENGL 3080 Business Writing
  41. 41. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 41 Other • Announcements – All announcements will be sent through e-mail to the csse-grad@auburn.edu mailing list • Office space – You will be given a desk in a graduate village or a faculty lab •Contact Ms Kecia Hill – Office etiquette is expected •no loud noises •neatness •note: offices are not living quarters
  42. 42. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 42 Funding • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) – approximately 30 positions per semester – pays monthly stipend + tuition (if over 33% of fulltime) – all new students are automatically candidates – I put out a call for GTAs every semester – GTAs must take a minimum course load of 9 hours (3 hours if coursework is complete) • Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) – pays monthly stipend + tuition (if over 33% of fulltime) – managed by individual faculty members – minimum number of credit hours may apply … see supervisor
  43. 43. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 43 Campus employment www.jobs.auburn.edu Some positions pay tuition, some don't
  44. 44. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 44 Off-Campus Employment and Fellowships • Off-campus employment – limited to US citizens and Permanent Resident (Green Cards) • Fellowships – Diversity: Call the AU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 844-4184. – Others: see Dr. Umphress Please note: we have more gradudate students in the department than we have jobs
  45. 45. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 45 Contact Faculty Members • Faculty are normally addressed by – Dr + last name or Professor + last name • Try to make use of office hours and e-mails • Please use good e-mail etiquette – Start your email with “Dr. last name,” – sign e-mails – proof-read text – don't expect instant response
  46. 46. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 46 Advice • Get to know the people – start with the graduate program officer • Have a plan – area of specialization … but keep an open mind • Hitch your plan to an advisor: look toward long-term relationship: – compatibility – interests – goals – funding – completion track record
  47. 47. CSSE Graduate Student Orientation - 47 Our job is to help you succeed … but the real responsibility rests with you https://www.slideshare.net/xqin74/auburn-csse-graduate-student-orientation Scan QR Code to Download Slides

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