From the course catalog:

Reading, discussion and presentation of research papers in an area of computer science. Each student will write a survey paper and must regularly attend the Computer Science Colloquium.

Meetings and Readings

Week Monday (PO-01) Wednesday (PO-02) Reading Presenters (PO-01) Presenters (PO-02)
1 08-24 08-26 Planning
2 08-31 09-02 Producing Wrong Data Without Doing Anything Obviously Wrong! Addy Daniel
3 09-07 09-09 The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work Emma, Jenna Jack
4 09-14 09-16 Software Aspects of Strategic Defense Systems, Unfalsifiability of Security Claims Maddy Jorge A.
5 09-21 09-23 Runaway Feedback Loops in Predictive Policing Jenna, Ruben Jorge R.
6 09-28 09-30 Obfuscation of Executable Code to Improve Resistance to Static Disassembly Douglas
7 10-05 10-07 Automated Inference on Criminality using Face Images and revision with response Addy Jorge A.
8 10-12 10-14 Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile Maddy, Ruben Adam
9 10-19 10-21 Encore: Lightweight Measurement of Web Censorship with Cross-Origin Requests Georgia, Emma Daniel
10 10-26 10-28 AUTOMAN: A Platform for Integrating Human-Based and Digital Computation Marcel Jack
11 11-02 11-04 On The Limits of Steganography Georgia Adam
12 11-09 11-11 Software Engineering Code of Ethics, Menlo Report Companion Marcel
13 11-16 11-18 Toward a Critical Technical Practice: Lessons Learned in Trying to Reform AI Douglas
14 11-23 Quietly lying on the floor in the dark

NB that the links are to local copies of the paper. Searching the title will find you official versions.

Course information

See the central CS 190 website for more information about senior projects, the LaTeX exercise, and the deadlines for survey paper.


If you don’t turn in a final paper, you won’t get any credit for the survey paper milestones, putting you at risk of failing the course.