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Colloquium listening guide


Welcome to

IFSC 7103 Research Applications, Fall 2012

Fridays, 2:00-2:50 p.m. in EIT 217

Course web site is available at:


Daniel Berleant

Dept. of Information Science

EIT 562


Syllabus and Course Information


Prerequisite: Graduate standing. One-credit course introducing students to examples of research, professional experiences, and advice, provided mostly by faculty involved in the Integrated Computing and the Engineering Science and Systems doctoral programs.


MAIN LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1.      Decide what research programs at the university they would be most interested in participating in and what research programs they would be less interested in participating in.

2.      Decide what professors they would be most interested in working with.

3.      Watch out for pitfalls that can occur as someone pursues a PhD.



We will be using mostly online resources and colloquium lectures as resources for this course to supplement information provided during class sessions.



The following schedule is subject to updates depending on faculty availability. As time allows, HW1 results will be discussed each time.


F 2:00-2:50 8/24

Dr. Chia-Chu Chang

Department of Computer Science


F 2:00-2:50 8/31

Dr. John Talburt

Department of Information Science


F 2:00-2:50 9/7

Dr. Fani Milanova

Department of Computer Science


F 2:00-2:50 9/14

Dr. Edi Tudoreanu

Information Sci. (pri.), Systems Eng. (sec.)

F 2:00-2:50 9/21

Dr. Hussain Al-Rizzo

Department of Systems Engineering


F 2:00-2:50 9/28

Dr. Gary Anderson

Department of Systems Engineering


F 2:00-2:50 10/5

Dr. Xiaowei Xu

Department of Information Science


F 2:00-2:50 10/12

Dr. Keith Bush

Department of Computer Science


F 2:00-2:50 10/19

Dr. Ningning Wu

Department of Information Science

Incoming Integrated Computing coordinator

F 2:00-2:50 10/26

Dr. Yupo Chan

Department of Systems Engineering


F 2:00-2:50 11/2

Dr. Kenji Yoshigoe

Department of Computer Science

Outgoing Integrated Computing coordinator

F 2:00-2:50 11/9

Dr. Radu Babiceanu

Department of Systems Engineering

Engineering Science and Systems Coordinator

F 2:00-2:50 11/16

Robots I



F 2:00-2:50 11/23

Thanksgiving Break

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F 2:00-2:50 11/30

Dr. Robert Belford

Department of Chemistry


F 2:00-2:50 12/7

Robots II





Each item below will be scored on a scale from 50% (the minimum) to 100% (the maximum):





Introduction: Civility is the art of treating others, as well as ourselves, with respect, dignity, and care. Civility is apparent when we are sensitive to the impact that our communications, practices and behaviors have on others, and when we acknowledge each person's self-worth and unique contributions to the community as a whole. Individuals who repeatedly disrupt the civility of the classroom learning experience will be subject to the classroom disruption policy described at


Students with Disabilities:

Your success in this class is important to me, and it is the policy and practice of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to create inclusive learning environments consistent with federal and state law. If you have a documented disability (or need to have a disability documented), and need an accommodation, please contact me privately as soon as possible, so that we can discuss with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) how to meet your specific needs and the requirements of the course. The DRC offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process among you, your instructor(s) and the DRC. Thus, if you have a disability, please contact me and/or the DRC, at 501-569-3143 (V/TTY) or 501-683-7629 (VP). For more information, please visit the DRC website at


*Xor refers to “exclusive or,” which means “one or the other, but not both”