2018 Forum on Computer Science F4

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Computer Science
Hayashi Shinpei  Arahori Yoshitaka  Le Hieu Hanh  Keyaki Atsushi  Sato Toshiki  Tamura Yasumasa 
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Course description and aims

This course teaches methods for planning, execution, and presentation of research in computing as well as skills for science communication and career development. Students should acquire methodologies for setting research goals, planning and conducting research, and evaluation through the presentation of their work and class discussion. Also, the students will learn writing skills of research proposals and research papers. This lecture will also foster interdisciplinary and English communication ability through discussions across different research fields, and inter-cultural experience with international students. Through interaction with different disciplines and cultures, the lecture provides students with occasions to think of the impact of their research contribution to the society and to consider their future career. This course aims to make students acquired research methodology, presentation skill, communication skill in English, which doctoral program students must have until their obtaining the degree.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students acquire the skills to
1) to plan and conduct research,
2) to present research results through oral presentation and paper writing,
3) to have a scientific discussion with interdisciplinary and international peers in English and
4) to consider their future career.


Research planning, research execution, research presentation, research discussion, English communication

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Attending the class is mandatory. Students are required to prepare for the presentation of their research, as the class consists of presentations and discussions. The class is scheduled every other week on Wednesday at the 5-8 slots.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to the course Specified in the class
Class 2 Planning research Specified in the class
Class 3 Conducting research Specified in the class
Class 4 Research presentation (1) Specified in the class
Class 5 Research presentation (2) Specified in the class
Class 6 Discussion technique for research Specified in the class
Class 7 Science communication Specified in the class
Class 8 Carrier development on computing science and engineering Specified in the class



Reference books, course materials, etc.

We might deliver handouts in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Will be based on attendance, presentation and participation in the class. Will be detailed in the first lecture.

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)




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