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The scope of this document is very narrow and deals only with certain features of thesis development that are unique to the field of Computer Science. Before we get into the heart of the matter, you should ask yourself if you have the background and skills required to successfully complete a thesis in Computer Science.
The next section lists some of the skills you will be expected to possess. Skills You Will Need While there are no hard and fast rules that guarantee you have the background and skills required to complete a thesis in Computer Science, there are some indicators.
Here is a list of some of these indicators. A good grade point average. This indicates that you have basic academic skills.
It is difficult to specify an exact cut-off, but a 3. The ability to write in the English language. Effective communication is essential in all disciplines. If you need help, contact the Language Institute or English Department. The ability to express yourself orally.
You will be asked to present lectures on your work at the Computer Science seminar. Mastery of the computer language in which you will develop your program. You should not look at your thesis work as an opportunity to learn how to program.
You should be very familiar with the operating system you will use and system utilities such as editors, document formatters, debuggers, etc.
The ability to work with others. You must be able to work with your thesis advisor, and you may need to work with other faculty and students as well.
The ability to take direction. Your thesis advisor will give you guidance, but you must do the work. The ability to conduct literature surveys. You must insure that your work is current and relevant even though it may not be original or unique. The ability to integrate ideas from various areas. This is key to a thesis.
Extracting items of interest from many sources and generating new information by integrating these items in new ways is the essence of writing a thesis. The ability to think independently. Your work must be your own. Your advisor will not tell you what to do at every step, but will only suggest a direction.
The rest is up to you. The ability to perform when imprecise goals are set for you, that is, you must be self-directed. Most theses in Computer Science consist of two distinct parts: The intent of this document is to guide you in how to do these two things.
Of course, you will need to have taken certain courses, read certain books and journal articles, and otherwise perform some basic research before you begin writing your program or thesis. How to Write Your Program Presumably you have a thesis topic, and it is time to start developing a program that will implement or demonstrate your ideas about this topic.
You have learned how to write programs in previous courses, but usually the program you will write for your thesis is more involved than other programs you have written. Thus, it is important to use good software engineering techniques. Write a Requirements Document The requirements document explains what your program is to do.
Often the requirements will be quite vague. Abstractly, the answer is very simple: Your software will operate on some data and derive computed data. The requirements document will clearly state what the input data and output data will be. Write Specification and Design Documents The specification document explains what the requirements are, but more precisely than the requirements document itself.and computer simulations in the field have dominate d, with few successful demonstrations of swarm -intelligent robotic systems.
In this thesis, a study of intelligent foraging behavior via . A thesis proposal must be written and approved in the first term you enroll for thesis credit. A thesis committee consisting of at least three faculty members, two in Computer Science and one in an outside department, must be selected during your second thesis term.
In-depth research and a master's thesis by Seidenberg master's students. Computer science department Master Thesis in Computer Science Conducted at The Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Micro-electronics This report is the result of a master thesis research training prepared at The LIRMM(The Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and.
This thesis is particularly concerned with the use of periodic Gaussian processes for long term forecasting of the periodic systems. MacKay  has proposed a periodic kernel, which is capable of capturing the periodicity of the patterns.
In this work, we refer to it as the standard periodic kernel. Masters students who will defend a Masters Thesis or a Masters Project must submit a committee approval form to the CSE Department at least two weeks prior to the defense itself. Approval by the CSE Department of the committee composition as declared on that form is a prerequisite to successful completion of the student's masters degree.