General Info

CPSC 502: Research Project - General Information


Jörg Denzinger
Email: Phone: (403) 220-5574
Office: ICT 752 Office hours: to be determined; by appointment is always a possibility
Lectures: none


Mar. 31, 2009:     We will use the following procedure to schedule the final presentations of the students:
Each student should discuss with his/her supervisor at which of the time slots given below student and supervisor are available for the presentation. The student then sends to the instructor (crossposted to the supervisor) an email indicating at least 3 possible time slots and their ranking. The instructor will then schedule the presentations taking the ranking into account and resolving conflicts based on FIFO.
Available time slots (start times):
Apr. 14: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
Apr. 15: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Apr. 17: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
Sept. 11, 2008:     The Registrar asked me to remind all of you that you already have to register now for the continuation of this class in Winter (i.e. for CPSC 502 B). You must be registered for 502 B before September 19, otherwise they will throw you out of 502 altogether!
Aug. 18, 2008:     There will be one initial meeting of all students with the instructor on Monday, September 8, at 10:00 in ICT 618B.
Aug. 5, 2008:     The other pages for the course are now available. See the links to the left.
Jun. 18, 2008:     Course web site started, only registration information available at this moment.

Description of the course

A substantial research project under the guidance of a faculty member. A report must be written and presented on completion of the course.

  • 502.01. Research Project in Computer Science
  • 502.02. Research Project in Algorithms and Complexity Theory
  • 502.03. Research Project in Computer Graphics
  • 502.04. Research Project in Information Security
  • 502.05. Research Project in Scientific Computation
  • 502.06. Research Project in Software Engineering

Consent of the Department.

If you are in a concentration that requires from you a 502 course different from 502.01, make sure that you inform the instructor about what decimalized variant of 502 you want to register for.

How to register

Since the prerequisite of this course is consent of the Department, people interested in taking the course cannot directly register in PeopleSoft. To deal with this, we would like to ask students to follow the following procedure:

  1. Find a supervisor for your research project and discuss with him or her the research project you want to do over fall and winter.
  2. Send the instructor an email, crossposted to your supervisor, in which you state that you want to do 502 (and what variant of it, if not 502.01), who you are (i.e. we need to be able to identify you for PeopleSoft), who your supervisor is and what project you agreed on (title plus one or two sentences describing what you want to look into).
  3. We will check that you fulfill all the requirements and if yes indicate to PeopleSoft that you are allowed to register. We will then send you an email asking you to register via PeopleSoft (or tell you if there is a problem).
  4. After registering make sure that PeopleSoft has your current email address, so that we can inform you about future steps. Information about these future steps will also appear on this page under News.

Last Change: 31/3/2009