Independent Study

Pursuing an independent study program is a great way to explore a topic of particular interest while earning academic credit.

The best way to arrange an independent study is to begin talking to professors who study topics about which you’re interested in learning more. Once you have found a professor to work with and have decided on a topic, submit an independent study application to the department so that you can receive credit for the course. Computer Science majors are required to take three additional 1-unit CMSC electives at the 300 level. Without departmental approval, no more than one of these courses can be an Independent Study course.

Below is a list of recent independent study courses and mentors.

Spring 2022

Title

Faculty

Security Seminar

Doug Szajda

Sensing Framework & Data Collection

Shweta Ware

Web Scraping & Data Visualization

Yucong Jiang, Mmachi Obiorah

Understanding the Reasoning Underlying Deep Learning Models for Image and Voice Classification

Doug Szajda

Data Capture: Dax & PowerBi

William Prior

Music Programming and Analysis

Yucong Jiang

Argumentative Structures and Perceived Helpfulness

Jon Park

Fall 2021

Title

Faculty

Understanding the Reasoning Underlying Deep Learning Models for Image and Voice Classification

Doug Szajda

Security Research Seminar

Doug Szajda

Framework Smartphone Sensing

Shweta Ware

Argumentative Structures

Jon Park

Spring 2021

Title

Faculty

Security Seminar

Doug Szajda

Robotic Motion Planning

Jory Denny

Argument Mining

Jon Park

Automated Fact-Checking

Jon Park

Modeling Opioids

Shweta Ware, Joanna Wares

Explanation Methods VPS ML Models

Doug Szajda

Adversarial Examples for VPS ML Models

Doug Szajda

Liver Allocation Project

Prateek Bhakta

Fall 2020

Title

Faculty

Robotic Motion Planning

Jory Denny

Modeling Opioids

Joanna Wares, Shweta Ware

Automated Fact-Checking

Jon Park, Taylor Arnold

Argument Mining

Jon Park

Explanation Methods VPS ML Models

Jon Park

Adversarial Examples for VPS ML Models

Jon Park

Security Seminar

Doug Szajda

Liver Donatn Simlatn & Optm

Prateek Bhakta

Argument Mining

Jon Park

Liver Allocation Project

Prateek Bhakta