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This page lists the committees within the CS department, along with their duties and the members for the current 2009-2010 academic year.

ADMISSIONS

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This page lists the committees within the CS department, along with their duties and the members for the current 2011-2012 academic year. Note that the descriptions of duties haven't been updated. -- JonathanGordon - 2011-12-08

Admissions

  Each grad student performs three main tasks in support of the admissions process, providing relevant feedback from each:
  • review applications
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  • participate in phone interviews with foreign candidates.
This committee is open to students who have completed their first year. It requires very little to none of your time in the fall, but is very time-consuming in the spring.
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Current Members:
  • Hemayet (czar)
  • Qi
  • Medhi
  • Bin Bao
  • Tivadar
  • Naushad
  • Adam

CLEANUP: LAB

Maintain reasonable lab maintenance schedule, especially just prior to faculty/student candidate visits. This assignment takes very little time; ten minutes of picking up a week is probably sufficient to keep things looking nicely.

Current Members:

  • Ding (czar)
  • Marzieh Bazrafshan (1st year)
  • Xu Han (1st year)
Previous Members:
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Current Members :
  • Naushad UzZaman (czar)
  • Konstantinos Menychtas
  • Tivadar Papai
 
  • Chetan Bhole
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  • Licheng Fang
  • Adam Sadilek
  • Li Lu

Bulletin Boards

 
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COMPREHENSIVES/GRAD CURRICULUM

Each grad student reviews the comprehensive questions from multiple areas and provides feedback on difficulty and relevance. This committee is available to anyone who has passed all of their comprehensive exams. Since COMPS is under debate, this committee currently merges with Grad Curriculum committee.

Previous Faculty members

  • Lane Hemaspaandra (chair)
  • Chris Brown
  • Chen Ding
  • Dan Gildea
Current members
  • Daphne (czar)
  • Satyaki
  • Nicholas
Previous members
  • Ashwin Lall (czar)
  • Satyaki Mahalanabis
  • Hemayat Hossain
  • Hao Zhang

UNDERGRAD CURRICULUM

Identify and discuss issues involved with undergraduate curriculum.

Faculty members

  • Ted Pawlicki (chair)
  • Chris Brown
  • Chen Ding
  • Lane Hemaspaandra
  • Len Schubert
Current Members
  • David Rim (czar)
  • Daphne
  • Nicholas
Previous Members
  • Piotr Faliszewski (czar)
  • Daphne Liu
  • Phil Michalak
  • Ben Van Durme

GOG REPRESENTATIVE

  • Attend GOG meetings.
  • Optionally participate in a GOG committee.
  • Distribute GOG publications (work with staff on this).
  • Communicate with University on behalf of CS graduates.
Current Member: Paul Ardis

Previous Member: Carlos Gomez

GRADUATE REPRESENTATIVE

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The bulletin board committee sets and enforces the BulletinBoardRules
 
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Acts as a liason between the graduate students and faculty. Attends faculty meetings and provides relevant feedback to graduate students. This is an elected position, the election for which takes place at the end of the summer. Any student who has successfully defended their thesis proposal is eligible to be the graduate representative.
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Current Members :
  • Bin Bao (czar)
  • Syed Ashker Mujib

Lab

 
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Current rep: Xiao
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The main tasks would be to help with equipment & space planning and acquisition. Attend lab committee meetings and provide feedback to student body. Act as liaison to staff for grad concerns regarding hardware/software. Oversee the use of the shared /usr/grads/ file space and policies for its use.
 
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Previous rep: Ben
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Faculty Members:
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Current Members:
  • Jonathan Gordon (czar)
  • Hongzhou Zhao

Snack Bar/Entertainment

  • Check the lounge stock status regularly (once for week).
  • Restock when necessary taking care of maintaining an inventory and tracking the expenses.
  • Maintain the lounge machine (configuration, patches, etc.)
  • Provide food for and clean after happy hour.
  • Periodically ask for feedback from the lounge users to renew the items available and/or improve the service.
  • Keep in order the shelves and the refrigerator in the lounge.
  • This job takes about two hours every few weeks.
Current Members :
  • Walter Lasecki (czar)
  • Stan Park
  • Kyle Liddell
  • Jansen Orfan
  • Syed Ashker Mujib
  • Yi Chu

Event/Social Activity Coordinate

 
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LAB

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Coordinate with staff on all sorts of social events such as picnic, party, open house etc..
 
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The main tasks would be to help with equipment & space planning and acquisition. Attend lab committee meetings and provide feedback to student body. Act as liaison to staff for grad concerns regarding hardware/software. Oversee the use of the shared /usr/grads/ file space and policies for its use.
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Current Members :
  • Mehdi Hafezi Manshadi (czar)
  • Kate Lang
  • Anna Loparev
  • Shantonu Hossain
  • Jansen Orfan

Photo Board/Publicity

 
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Faculty member
  • Kai Shen (chair)
  • George Ferguson
  • Dan Gildea
  • Chris Pal
  • Randal Nelson
Current Members
  • Xiaoming (Czar)
  • Amal
Previous Members
  • Michael Spear
  • Kirk Kelsey
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Place pictures of new students/faculty/staff on the photo board, and remove photos of people who are no longer part of the department. This is basically a one-time job which should be completed as early as possible in the fall semester, preferably by the time the state of the department talk is given. It should take no more than a few hours to complete.
 
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PHOTO BOARD/PUBLICITY

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Place pictures of new students/faculty/staff on the photo board, and remove photos of people who are no longer part of the department. This is basically a one-time job which should be completed as early as possible in the fall semester, preferably by the time the state of the department talk is given. It should take no more than a few hours to complete.
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  • Daphne Liu (czar)
  • Andrew Reinders

Grad. Curriculum

 
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Current Member: David Rim
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Previous Member:: Chetan Bhole
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Faculty Members:
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Current members
  • Qi Ge (czar)
  • Elif Eyigoz
  • Tongxin Bai
  • Luke Dalessandro
  • Curtis Menton

Grad. Representative

 
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PUBLICATION

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Acts as a liason between the graduate students and faculty. Attends faculty meetings and provides relevant feedback to graduate students. This is an elected position, the election for which takes place at the end of the summer. Any student who has successfully defended their thesis proposal is eligible to be the graduate representative.
 
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Work with staff to collect recent publication of grads/faculty/researchers, help distribute external publication.
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Current rep: Amal Fahad
 
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Current Member:
  • Chetan (Czar)
  • Luke
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GOG Representative

  • Attend GOG meetings.
  • Optionally participate in a GOG committee.
  • Distribute GOG publications (work with staff on this).
  • Communicate with University on behalf of CS graduates.
Current Member:
 
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RECRUITING

Faculty members
  • Henry Kautz (chair)
  • Sandhya Dwarkadas
  • Randal Nelson
Current Members:
  • Katie Lang (czar)
  • Marzieh Bazrafshan (1st year)
  • Julia Ferraioli (1st year)
  • Kurtis (1st year)
Previous Members:
  • Matt Post (czar)
  • Naushad UzZaman
  • Tivadar Papai
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  • Erin Lee Brady (czar)
  • Carolyn Keenan

Cleanup: Kitchen

 
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RECYCLING

  • Make sure that the recycling bins do not fill to overflowing.
  • Return the refundable recyclables for a refund and properly dispose of non-refundable recyclables.
  • The small bins have non-refundable items which can be put out in the blue recycling bins to be collected by your disposal company.
  • This assignment takes an hour or so every three or four weeks.
Current Members:
  • Hongzhou (Czar)
  • Arrvindh
  • James (Stan)
  • Li Lu (1st year)
Previous Members:
  • Nick Morsillo
  • Chuangpeng Li

REFRIGERATOR

  • Remove food that has been in the refrigerator for too long.
  • Clean refrigerator shelves on some reasonable schedule or in the case of leaking containers.
  • Defines and enforces a labeling scheme for anything refrigerated.
  • The refrigerator should be cleaned once a month, and takes about a half an hour.
Current Members:
  • Yi Chu (czar)
  • Ding
  • Satyaki
  • Chetan
  • Tagyoung
  • Xiaoya
  • Julia Ferraioli (1st year)
  • Xu Han (1st year)
Previous Members:
  • Satyaki Mahalanabis (czar)
  • Rongrong Zhong
  • Kostas Menychtas
  • Xiaoming Gu
  • Yi Chu
  • Bin Bao
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General maintenance of kitchen appearance: including but not limited to periodically cleaning the counters and microwave ovens. The custodial staff only cleans the floors and empties the trash, so anything else you see you should clean. Its especially important to clean before and after faculty/student candidate visits.
 
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SNACK-BAR/ENTERTAINMENT

  • Check the lounge stock status regularly (once for week).
  • Restock when necessary taking care of maintaining an inventory and tracking the expenses.
  • Maintain the lounge machine (configuration, patches, etc.)
  • Provide food for and clean after happy hour.
  • Periodically ask for feedback from the lounge users to renew the items available and/or improve the service.
  • Keep in order the shelves and the refrigerator in the lounge.
  • This job takes about two hours every few weeks.
 Current Members:
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  • Arrvindh Shriraman
  • Rongrong (Czar & Treasurer)
  • Katie
  • Licheng
  • Li Lu (1st year)
  • Kurtis (1st year)
  • Kyle (IT support, database update & snack machine maintenance)
Previous Members:
  • Luke Dalessandro (czar)
  • Arrvindh Shriraman
  • Stan Park

CLEANUP: LOUNGE

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  • Kate Lang (czar)
  • Scott Ames
  • Carolyn Keenan
  • Hao Luo
  • Rahmnan Lavaee Mashhadi
  • Ian Perera
  • Iftekhar Naim
  • Shantonu Hossain
  • Ryan Yates
  • Young Chol Song
  • Phyo Thiha
  • Andrew Reinders
  • Lingxiang Xiang
  • Tiantong Yu
  • Yu Zhong
  • Yang Yang
  • Liang Xian
  • Ravi Teja Koganti

Cleanup: Lounge

 
  • General maintenance of lounge appearance.
  • Clean beforer faculty/student candidate visits or grad meetings with visiting speakers.
  • "Prune" the magazine collection (keeping only the most recent issues of each).
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  • Not responsible for cleaning before/after happy hour or receptions.
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  • Not responsible for cleaning before/after happy hour or receptions.
 Current Members:
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  • Tagyoung (czar)
  • Matt
  • Bin Wei
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  • Stan Park (czar)
 
  • Jonathan Gordon
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  • Elif
  • Zhuan Chen (1st year)
  • Youngchol Song (1st year)
Previous Members:
  • Kirk Kelsey (czar)
  • Jonathan Gordon

CLEANUP: KITCHEN

General maintenance of kitchen appearance: including but not limited to periodically cleaning the counters and microwave ovens. The custodial staff only cleans the floors and empties the trash, so anything else you see you should clean. Its especially important to clean before and after faculty/student candidate visits.

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  • Xiaoya Xiang
  • Phyo Thiha
  • Marzieh Bazrafshan
  • Walter Lasecki

Cleanup: Lab

 
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Current Members:
  • Jame Park (czar)
  • Ross
  • Tongxin Bai
  • Bin Wei
  • Yi Chu
  • Hongzhou
  • Xiaoya
  • Xiaoming
Previous Members:
  • Ding Liu (czar)
  • Tagyoung Chung
  • Tongxin Bai
  • Qi Ge
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Maintain reasonable lab maintenance schedule, especially just prior to faculty/student candidate visits. This assignment takes very little time; ten minutes of picking up a week is probably sufficient to keep things looking nicely.
 
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STUDENT TRANSITION:

  • Maintain the new student transition webpage(s).
  • Contact new students and welcome them to the area.
  • Pick out of town students w/o vehicle up from airport upon arrival, transport them to their housing arrangments.
  • Provide information about everyday living (housing, banking, public transportation), all the things you would have liked to know your first week in Rochester.
 Current Members:
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  • Elif (Czar)
  • Ross Messing
  • Kostas
Previous Members:
  • Ross Messing
  • Virendre Marathe

Bulletin Boards

The bulletin board committee sets and enforces the BulletinBoardRules

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  • Yi Chu (czar)
  • Elif Eyigoz

Cleanup: Mail Room

 
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WEB

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  • Anna Loparev (czar)
  • Ryan Yates
  • Ian Perera
  • Young Chol Song

Web

  The responsibilities of the web committee are to:
  • Maintain/update/administer department homepage.
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  • Referee web page ownership.
  • Consider web server configuration issues.
Faculty members
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  • George Ferguson
  • Henry Kautz
  • Daniel Stefankovic
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 Current Members
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  • Licheng (czar)
  • Luke
  • Jonathan Gordon
Previous Members
  • Sam Shaojun Zhao (czar)
  • Fabrizio Morbini
  • Amal Fahad
  • Jonathan Gordon
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  • Erin Lee Brady
  • Adam Purtee
  • Lingxiang Xiang

Undergrad. Curriculum

 
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EVENT Coordinate

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Identify and discuss issues involved with undergraduate curriculum.
 
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Coordinate with staff on all sorts of social events such as picnic, party, open house etc..
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Faculty members
  • ???
Current Members
  • Satyaki Mahalanabis (czar)
  • Scott Ames
  • Yu Zhong

Publication

Work with staff to collect recent publication of grads/faculty/researchers, help distribute external publication.

  Current Member:
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  • Rongrong (Czar)
  • Kostas
  • Matt
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  • Hongzhou Zhao (czar)
  • Curtis Menton
  • Xiaoming Gu

Student Transition

  • Maintain the new student transition webpage(s).
  • Contact new students and welcome them to the area.
  • Pick out of town students w/o vehicle up from airport upon arrival, transport them to their housing arrangments.
  • Provide information about everyday living (housing, banking, public transportation), all the things you would have liked to know your first week in Rochester.
Current Members:
  • Xiaoya Xiang (czar)
  • Hongzhou Zhao
  • Shantonu Hossain
  • Zhuan Chen
  • Brandon Shroyer
  • Bin Bao

Recycling

  • Make sure that the recycling bins do not fill to overflowing.
  • Return the refundable recyclables for a refund and properly dispose of non-refundable recyclables.
  • The small bins have non-refundable items which can be put out in the blue recycling bins to be collected by your disposal company.
  • This assignment takes an hour or so every three or four weeks.
Current Members:
  • Tagyoung Chung (czar)
  • Iftekhar Naim
  • Zhuan Chen
  • Hao Luo
  • Rahman Lavaee Mashhadi
  • Tiantong Yu

Recruiting

Faculty members
  • ???
Current Members:
  • Adam Purtee (czar)
  • Tagyoung Chung
  • Ryan Yates
  • Marzieh Bazrafshan
  • Brandon Shroyer
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