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The IGERT Core Curriculum consists of three mandatory skills courses, an interdisciplinary Projects course in the Spring of 2nd year to crystallize the Trainees’ interdisciplinary thesis topic (supervised by two IGERT Faculty), four studios, a biweekly seminar series and an annual research symposium. The required course for the Fall 2012 semester (which counts as your first studio course) is described below.
Fall 2012 Integrative Coursework
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
E6898 section 001:
TOPICS – INFORMATION PROCESSING (3 Points)
Shih-Fu Chang (EE) and Julia Hirschberg (CS)
Room 453 Computer Science Building
All Trainees are required to take the core course for the IGERT program, E6898 in Fall 2012. This course is designed for participants in the NSF IGERT program "From Data to Solutions." Students in the seminar may be IGERT Trainees, IGERT affiliates, or other students having the permission of one of the instructors. The course will consist of a series of presentations by faculty and staff at Columbia and CUNY who will describe interesting problems that require interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty and students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Psychology, Biomedical Informatics, Business and Journalism. Students taking the course will prepare short reading assignments for each class, turn in one-page reports on each of the presentations, and prepare a final longer report on one of the problems presented as a final project. To register for this class you must either contact Remi Moss (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the CS Department Office or fill out a drop/add form, get a signature from one of the instructors, and turn this in to the registrar’s office.
IGERT DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES (SPRING 2013)
Every other Friday, 3:00-4:30pm beginning February 8th, 2013
Trainees are also required to attend 1-hour seminar series that will be held on every other Friday. Seminars will cover a variety of topics and feature a range of invited guest lecturers. The series is designed to give trainees a forum to discuss research amongst themselves as well as with IGERT faculty and invited speakers. The series will also include workshops centered on several topics and areas that will contribute to the academic and professional development of IGERT Trainees.
Departmental Requirements and Electives
Advisors and trainees will meet at the start of each semester to identify other courses that will constitute the Trainee’s overall program.