This seminar is for students interested in the area of theoretical computer science who want to deepen their knowledge of the field in a more independent way than offered by lectures. In particular, this seminar is aimed at students who might be interested in writing a Master's Thesis in the area of theoretical computer science.
For a successful Master's Thesis as a research level work, a student needs the following three ingredients.
- Knowledge of the field.
- Ability to solve problems in uncertain and changing environments.
- Ability to analyze and understand the relevant literature.
The first ingredient is taught in lectures; the second in project seminars and bachelor/master projects. The third is covered by seminars. In this seminar the students can chose from a wide variety of topics.
At the first meeting of this course all involved teachers of the course briefly present their area(s) of expertise. Then all students have one week to talk with any teacher they want to discuss a suitable topic/paper to be presented by the student. Thus, each topic will be decided by the student with guidance by a teacher.