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Association for Computing Machinery at the University of South Carolina

Fly Over Comp Sci

ACM Discord

Justin Baum

ACM will be hosting its first talk of the 2020 Fall Semester. In a new twist we will be conducting our meeting online, and click here to join us on Discord.

We will have a few moments to welcome all of the new members and then we will enter a deep dive into the field of Computer Science in general. Some of the topics covered are:

  • A short discussion on what we would do differently as an incoming student, and general good tips

  • Origins and Pioneers of Computer Science

  • Theoretical Computer Science

    • Computation
    • Complexity
    • Algorithms
    • Information Theory - Computer Engineering
    • Computers
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming Languages and Compilers
    • Artificial Intelligence
  • Application

    • GOFAI Good Old Fashioned AI
    • Neural Networks
    • Computer Graphics
      • Ray tracing
      • Path tracing
      • Rasterization
    • Supercomputing

The great thing about this talk is we will only be diving into each topic for 2-3 minutes, as almost every one of these topics can be a talk in themselves. Feel free to chime in with prior experience or thoughts throughout the talk. We look forward to seeing you!

Update: the slides will be here!