ISR Events and Talks
ISR Seminar Series
The ISR Seminar Series is held periodically throughout the year. Talks are on topics of interest to the diverse faculty and students in ISR and its graduate programs. Faculty members who wish to sponsor seminars should coordinate the logistics of the event with their administrative assistant. To subscribe to the ISR seminar mailing list, visit https://mailman.srv.cs.cmu.edu/mailman/listinfo/isr-seminar.
View the ISR Seminar Calendar.
17-791 Software Research Seminar SSSG
The Software Research Seminar meets every Monday 3:30-5pm in Wean 5324 to discuss research in progress and review recent literature in software engineering research. The purpose, beyond exposure to a broad range of technical ideas, is to develop a critical view of the scientific process and literature of software engineering research.
The schedule is posted on the SSSG web page.
COS PhD Practicum
The Computation, Organizations and Society Ph.D. Practicum meets every Monday 9:30 to 11:30 am. The purpose, beyond exposure to a broad range of ideas, is to develop a broad understanding of and experience with the practice of science.
In this practicum, students and faculty present their work and critique that of their peers, discuss new ideas in the area, gain experience writing and evaluating grant proposals, writing white papers to industry, writing journal reviews, and learn what it is like to work in industry, at national labs, and in the government. Students gain experience presenting their work in different venues from short conference style talks to longer job talks and invited seminars.
Each semester, a set of themes on on the practice of science are covered. Over the course of several years the students gain exposure to the broad range of topics. Each student in the COS Ph.D. Practicum will make 2 to 4 presentations in a year. At least one of these is on the student's work. Faculty in COS also present each year on their research. Students take part in a variety of projects from writing and evaluating grants to reviewing papers to identifying and critiquing approaches for popularizing science.
The Practicum is offered for graduate credit, is repeatable, and is intended to be an ongoing activity. PhD students in Computation, Organizations and Society are required to register for this seminar on an ongoing basis, and all other graduate students are encouraged to attend.