On-line Resources for CSC 200
- The Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM). The premier professional association for
Computer Scientists. A principal publisher of technical
magazines and journals, and sponsor of technical conferences.
- The Computer Society of the
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers. The other main CS professional
society, publisher of (non-commercial) CS magazines and
journals, and sponsor of technical conferences.
The Computing Research Association. A
consortium of CS/CE Ph.D.-granting institutions and leading
research labs. Promotes the welfare of the computing research
community, including issues of professional development, federal and
industrial funding, and workforce diversity. This site is
worth exploring. Among many other things, it includes
News. CRA's quarterly newsletter. An excellent
source of information on current trends and issues on the
administrative/political/funding side of computing research.
The annual Taulbee
Survey on the enrollment, production, and employment of
CS and CE Ph.Ds., including salary and demographic data.
An extensive list of job
postings in Computer Science (mostly, but not entirely,
at the Ph.D. level). This is the most comprehensive list of
CS departments looking for new faculty members. Can be fun
to browse if you're curious about who's expanding in what
The Committee on the
Status of Women in Computing Research. A very active
group that conducts studies, publishes resources, and organizes
conferences and professional development seminars. See for
example the following:
in Computer Science”.
Written mainly for a high-school audience, but
interesting and well done.
Distributed Mentor Project. Provides summer
research opportunities for undergraduate women under
the supervision of faculty or industrial mentors.
CREW program (Collaborative Research Experience for
Women in Undergraduate Computer Science and
Engineering). Provides logistical and financial support
for teams of female undergraduates pursuing CS
- The 2004 Grace Murray
Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, to be held October
6-9, 2004, in Chicago, IL. The four previous Hopper
Celebrations have been, by all accounts, incredible bonding
experiences. The URCS department has a tradition of sending
representatives. Funding may be available; talk to the
professor or the department chair if you're interested.
- CiteSeer. The #1 on-line
source of bibliographic data in Computer Science. Employs
sophisticated web crawlers to find new papers, parse their reference
lists, and integrate into the existing database. A technical tour
de force. Will perform backward and forward bibliographic
searches (“tell me who cited this”). Often has links to
on-line source for papers, in a variety of formats. Warning:
because much of the data on this site is automatically generated, it
has a lot of typos. Double-check anything you find here.
- Michael Ley's Computer
Science Bibliography at the University of Trier in Germany.
Fewer features than CiteSeer, but maintained by hand, and thus much
less buggy. An astonishing public service.
Voyager catalog. Includes subscriptions to magazines and
journals in the the ACM and IEEE digital
libraries. You can also access the ACM library directly if you are
connecting from a UR IP address. Also check out the Computer Science resources page.
Papers on Computer Security, recommended by Liudy Bukys
Stefan Savage, David Wetherall, Anna Karlin and Tom Anderson, Practical
Network Support for IP Traceback, Proceedings of the 2000 ACM
SIGCOMM Conference, pp. 295-306, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2000.
David Moore, Colleen Shannon, Geoffrey Voelker and Stefan Savage, Internet
Quarantine: Requirements for Containing Self-Propagating Code,
Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Infocom Conference, San Francisco, CA,
Hao Chen, Drew Dean, and David Wagner, Model
checking one million lines of C code, Proceedings of the 11th Annual
Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, CA,
Silvio Micali, Ronald L. Rivest, Micropayments
Revisited, Proceedings of the Cryptographer's Track at the RSA
Conference 2002, Bart Preneel (ed.), Springer Verlag CT-RSA 2002, LNCS
2271, pages 149–163.
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