Scientific Methodology for Computer Science

The course aims to develop skills for the elaboration of articles and scientific projects in Computer Science. Thus, it is important that the student is aware of the importance of the main elements related to the research, since the choice of subject, problem definition, literature review, research execution to the writing process. Summary: (i) research preparation; (ii) literature review; (iii) citations; (iv) scientific writing; (v) graphs, figures and tables; (vi) presentations; (vii) mathematics formalization and algorithms; (viii) experimental evaluation planning and hypothesis formulation; (ix) research execution; (x) plagiarism, (xi) written in English.

  1. Justin Zobel. Writing for Computer Science. Springer, New York, NY, 3rd ed. 2014 edition, February 2015.
  2. Raul Wazlawick. Metodologia de Pesquisa para Ciência da Computação. Elsevier, edic~ao: 2 edition, September 2014.
  3. Hilary Glasman-Deal. Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English. Imperial College Press, London; Hackensack, NJ, 1 edition, December 2009.

This course is regularly offered twice a year at CEFET/RJ for undergraduate students (DEPIN).

Slides and schedule available at Moodle.


About Eduardo Ogasawara
I am a Professor of the Computer Science Department of the Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro (CEFET / RJ) since 2010. I hold a PhD in Systems Engineering and Computer Science at COPPE / UFRJ. Between 2000 and 2007 I worked in the Information Technology (IT) field where I acquired extensive experience in workflows and project management. I have solid background in the Databases and my primary interest is Data Science. He currently studies space-time series, parallel and distributed processing, and data preprocessing methods. I am a member of the IEEE, ACM, INNS, and SBC. Throughout my career I have been presenting consistent number of published articles and projects approved by the funding agencies, such as CNPq and FAPERJ. I am also reviewer of several international journals, such as VLDB Journal, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing and The Journal of Systems and Software. Currently, I am heading the Post-Graduate Program in Computer Science (PPCIC) of CEFET / RJ.

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