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CSE 1001 Research Directions in Computing

This page: http://bit.ly/yorkcse1001

 

Fun Stuff!

And your Assignment is!

Due date: Wednesday October 23th, 11:59pm.

To submit:

  • send and email to jdupuis@yorku.ca (jdupuis at yorku dot ca)
  • Subject line *must* have CSE 1001 in it.
  • Please include your name and student number.

What: Pick any CSE related topic and send me 4 references related to that topic

  • 1 book (print or ebook) that is available via the York Libraries (include catalogue url)
  • 1 journal article that is available via the York Libraries
  • 1 conference proceeding article that is available via the York Libraries
  • 1 site on the open web

Note: For the journal and conference article, I want an example of an article inside the journal or conference, not the name of the whole journal or conference.

Format:

  • In the email, list your topic then all four citations one after another
  • If the database has an exportable citation format (including BibTex), that is fine.  The library catalogue does have one.
  • If not, use the Citation Machine and either APA or MLA format.
  • Online sources must have a URL that I can click on campus to access the item
  • For the book, please give the link to the catalogue record, if available
  • The web source must be one that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to include in an assignment. In other words, fairly current and from a reliable source.

Example:

Topic: biometric identification

Book:
Boulgouris, N. V., Plataniotis, K. N., Micheli-Tzanakou, E., & IEEE E-books – York University. (2010). Biometrics: Theory, methods, and applications. Piscataway, N.J. : Hoboken, N.J.: IEEE Press.

https://www.library.yorku.ca/find/Record/2532310
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=5361041

Journal Article
Bringer, J.; Chabanne, H.; Patey, A., “Privacy-Preserving Biometric Identification Using Secure Multiparty Computation: An Overview and Recent Trends,” Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE , vol.30, no.2, pp.42,52, March 2013
doi: 10.1109/MSP.2012.2230218
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6461629&isnumber=6461589

Conference
Oleg V. Komogortsev, Sampath Jayarathna, Cecilia R. Aragon, and Mechehoul Mahmoud. 2010. Biometric identification via an oculomotor plant mathematical model. In Proceedings of the 2010 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 57-60. DOI=10.1145/1743666.1743679 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1743666.1743679

Web:
Biometrics Identity Management Agency (US Government)
http://www.biometrics.dod.mil/

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  • What I suggest for this assignment: Citation Machine
    • use APA or MLA
    • Click on “More” to get conference paper form
  • My search topics
    • biometric face recognition
    • computer chess
    • search engine optimization

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CSE 3000 — Professional Practice in Computing

Lecture 2 (November 4th)

Lecture 1

Yes, I got my CS degree in 1986

For Starters

FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
    • For off campus use, get the York group code here.
    • FAQ and Instructions for various databases
    • RefWorks Tutorial
    • For ACM Digital Library & other databases like dblp, you can import from the bibtex format.
      • Use the References–>Import Feature
  • Key points:
  • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
  • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
  • Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!
  • What I suggest for this assignment: Citation Machine
    • use APA or MLA
    • Click on “More” to get conference paper form
  • My search topics
    • women in computing
    • privacy in social networks
    • outsourcing of software development
    • biometric face recognition

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CSE/COSC 6490 Concurrent Object Oriented Languages Research Session

FREE Citation Management Software

  • RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
    • For off campus use, get the York group code here.
    • FAQ and Instructions for various databases
    • RefWorks Tutorial
    • For ACM Digital Library & other databases like dblp, you can import from the bibtex format.
      • Use the References–>Import Feature
  • Key points:
  • Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
  • Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
  • Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!

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Women in Computer Science & Engineering

Since it’s International Women’s Day, I thought I’d point out a nice article in Y-File profiling York’s Women in Computer Science & Engineering program.

York computer science Professor Eshrat Arjomandi can remember a time when she was one of only a handful of women studying computer science at university. It was a lonely road, filled with challenging and grueling course work, hours of study and the isolation that comes from being a female in a male-dominated profession. It was with this experience in mind that Arjomandi, together with colleagues in York’s Faculty of Science & Engineering, formed a small ad-hoc group in 2004 with a mission to support and mentor a growing number of young women choosing to study computer science and engineering at York.

It’s a great article about some great women doing some really important work. Here’s a nice photo of some of the students (Anna Topol, Foroohar Foroozan, Mary Kuruvilla and Neha Durwas) along with Profs. Melanie Baljko, Eshrat Arjomandi and Natalija Vlajic. (And don’t forget Prof. Baljko’s daughter Erma).
WiCSE

Also of interest, the Steacie Spotlight this month is books on Women in Science. We have highlighted over 30 books on that theme, ranging from Grace Hopper to Lise Meitner and women astronauts and everything in between. Check it out (and check out the books too) on the Steacie New Books shelves.


Prof Amir Asif: Reaching out to industry

In the December 2007 issue of YorkU Magazine there’s and article about York faculty reaching out and making connections (on page 26). This article profiles Prof. Asif’s work on designing better cancer treatments using signals from a tiny homing beacon to focus radiation treatments on a specific part of the body. He is collaborating on this project with IBM and sanofi pasteur.

According to Stan Shapson, York VP Research and Innovation:

Governments do a lot of investment in basic reserach, which is critically important in the long term. But government also want to look at opportunities for earlier returns on investment. That’s why it’s important for a university to take applied research and, in some cases, graduate training and experience out into the local community.”

Great article.  Check it out.


Oh the horror!

Coding Horror is one of my favourite computer science blogs, always full of good information and lots of fun to boot.

Yesterday’s post What’s in a Project Name? is all about the weird and silly names big software houses give to their “top secret” projects.

Some rules of the game:

We’ve come up with the following loose guidelines for project naming:

  • We prefer one word names.
  • They should be relatively easy to pronounce and easy to spell.
  • They have to be client friendly.
  • They should be globally unique across the company. No duplicates.
  • We need a reasonable number of items in the set to choose from, in A-Z order.

Ok, so not so weird and silly. Anyways, check out the blog, it’s a lot of fun.


Scoble Show videos

I love online video and nothing’s better than great geeky content as far as I’m concerned. Tech Guru Robert Scoble’s Scoble Show is a great source of interviews and product previews. The most recent is a rep from Seagate talking about flash memory.

One of my recent favourites is a two part interview with Mehran Sahami, Head of the undergrad program at Stanford University. In the first part he talks in general about Stanford and the computing job market; in the second part he speaks more directly about CS enrollment trends in the US. Stanford, of course, is where Larry Page and Sergei Brin studied before they dropped out of their PhD program to found some tech company or other…oh, yeah, that would be Google. Oh yeah, and another video about building robotic cars at Stanford.