Ioan Raicu

Illinois Institute of Technology

Argonne National Laboratory

CS695: Doctoral Seminar

Semester: Spring 2012
Lecture Time: Wednesday, 1:50PM - 3:05PM
Lecture Location: Stuart Building 238
Office Hours Time: By Appointment
Office Hours Location: Stuart Building 237D
Professor: Dr. Ioan Raicu (
Syllabus: PDF

Course Description
This course is required for all PhD students in computer science, and will expose the students to presentations from senior people in computer science from industry, government labs, and academia. The course will involve outside invited speakers, written summaries of presentations, and short oral presentations by the students. To submit your seminar summaries, please click here. This form must be completed for each seminar, within 12 hours of the seminar. Late submissions will be penalized 25% for every 24 hour period they are late. Submissions will not be accepted after 3.5 days as the penalties will make the submission be worth 0 points. 


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Each student is required to make a 10 minute presentation (+2 min Q&A); this is worth 10% of your overall grade. The schedule below will be used:

April 25th, 2012 (SB 238, 1:50PM - 3:10PM):

  • Elhadi, Haithum H.

  • Gan, Lin

  • He, Jun

  • Krieder, Scott J.

  • Wang, Li

  • Ma, Di

May 1st, 2012 (SB 238, 10:30AM - 12:30PM):

  • Qiao, Kan

  • Sadooghi, Iman

  • Shin, Junghwan

  • Tang, Shaojie

  • Wang, Ke

  • Ma, Chao

  • Wang, Zhu

  • Yu, Li

  • Zhao, Dongfang

  • Zhou, Zhou

Required Texts

PhD student

Mailing lists
There is a course mailing list; you can send mail to the list by sending email to Please see for more information about the course mailing list.

Grading Policies:
• Attendance: 50%
• Participation: Questions during presentations: 20%
• Participation: Summary write-ups for presentations: 20%
• Presentation: 10%


Talks Schedule