595J: From PhD to Hired: Improve Your Research Presentation Skills

The goal of this seminar is to help senior PhD students prepare for the job application process, whether it’s in academia or industry. The seminar will go over the writing, speaking, and interview skills you need to prepare a stellar job application package. More specifically, we will discuss how to give great job talks (online or in-person) and write good research statements. We will also talk about what to look for in a potential workplace, what sorts of questions to ask during your interview, how to negotiate and more.

CMPSC 595J: Sustainable Food Systems Seminar

CS 595J will be taught concurrently with Bren School's ESM 595AL
An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on sustainable food systems research from a variety of disciplinary and cross-cutting perspectives. Students critically read papers prior to the bi-weekly seminar and engage actively with the speaker. Speakers rotate each meeting of the class and include UCSB faculty, other UC faculty (remote seminars), and senior PhD students.

CMPSC 292G: Topics in Quantum Cryptography

This course will revolve around the following topics: (1) quantum attacks against classical cryptographic primitives, (2) new cryptographic tools using quantum tools and, (3) performing quantum computations securely. Prerequisites: (1) Basic familiarity with cryptographic and quantum concepts, (2) Mathematical maturity (ability to understand and debug proofs) and, (3) Solid background in linear algebra. Course evaluation: One or two assignments along with a research project.

CMPSC 292F: Combinatorial Methods and Algorithms

This graduate course will cover topics in discrete mathematical methods and combinatorics with applications to the solution of problems in computer science. We will consider topics in classical combinatorial methods and algorithms for selected problems in Algorithmic graph theory, classes of trees, enumeration methods, Lagrange inversion, number theory and primality testing, dynamic and fractional programming, FFT, Markov chains and random generation.