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Graduate Seminar Requirements

Dear Graduate students:

This is the policy on Graduate Seminar (formerly PERNET) requirements, effective Fall 2004:

Attending ten graduate seminars over the first two semesters of your graduate studies is a mandatory requirement for graduation in SFSU's Computer Science Graduate Program. You will need to satisfy this requirement before filing your GAP.

The Graduate Seminar Series:

Graduate Seminars are given by distinguished speakers, by invitation only. Graduate Seminars were started long ago by Prof. Dujmovic, and was formerly known as PERNET. The Graduate Seminar series has been very successful and has brought excellent recognition to our department. You can check the list of previous speakers here:

http://www.cs.sfsu.edu/news/pernet.html

Graduate Seminars are always scheduled Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. in TH 331 in Fall and Spring semesters.

Benefits of attending the Graduate Seminar series for our graduate (and undergraduate) students are many:

  • It provides exposure to the latest state of the art research topics and to leaders in hi-tech
  • It offers motivation and ideas for theses and projects
  • It often creates ideas and contacts for employment
  • It exposes students to professional presentations

We strongly recommend that graduate students satisfy the Graduate Seminar requirement in the first two semesters while in classified status, since it will help them decide on a culminating experience project.

The Graduate Seminar requirement is fulfilled as follows:

  • Obtain a Graduate Seminar log sheet at the first Graduate Seminar or from the computer science office.
  • Obtain an attendance sticker at each seminar you attend.
  • Collect ten stickers, and turn the log sheet into the computer science department.

Graduate students under the OLD graduate program (enrolled before Fall 2004) who still need to satisfy the Graduate Seminar requirement and need 1 unit for PERNET:

Please attend all Graduate Seminars in any one semester and sign up for a 1 unit 899 with Dr. Petkovic to satisfy the graduate requirements.

Prof. D. Petkovic
Chair, CS Department, SFSU

 
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