Junior Year at USC: Looking Forward

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Now that the summer is over and school is back in full swing I’m starting to get the hang of the new semester. My semester is going to be extremely busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m finally getting deep into the Computer Science curriculum and I really feel like I’m learning meaningful, interesting things. My Software …

Looking to next year

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Amazingly, we are already in the second half of this semester and it’s getting to be time to plan out next semesters schedule. I’ll be sad to see this one go because I’m really enjoying my classes but I think next semester could be even better. I’m currently signed up for four classes, EE 201, CSCI 270, CSCI 201 and …

Don’t know how to program? No biggie.

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Having talked to many potential computer scientists since the fall, I’ve come to realize many share a concern over their qualifications when it comes to Computer Science.  I don’t see it as much with other majors, since an Aerospace Engineering applicant knows that most other students won’t have worked with a space shuttle yet.  But aspiring computer scientists realize that …

On the National News!

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15 minutes of fame?  Try 3 seconds- that’s all I got when I appeared in a NBC segment on cyber security. But heck, I’m gonna milk it for all it’s worth. The clip, which I’ve embedded below, highlights our country’s need for cyber security experts, and it makes a great point.  It’s all the rage now to make different appliances …

Understanding CompSci: Learning a new language

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A lot of times, new computer science students want to know what programming languages they can expect to use in their classes.  Java? C++?  Python?  People can tend to feel like there must be some single language they must know in order to learn computer science and make it in industry.  Many young programmers believe that computer science is about …

Spring 2013: Time Management Edition

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It’s always nice getting a good, month long break between semesters in order to recharge.  I definitely enjoyed myself, and watched what was probably and exorbitant amount of sports.  But this semester, I’m hitting the ground running, with a packed schedule and a lot of important goals to accomplish! I’m taking 5 classes, and I’ll elaborate a little on what …

Semester Recap

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Wow, time really flies! This semester was a blur of fun weekend trips, nerve-wrecking game days, and fun classes full of group projects. As it comes to a close, I am proud to say that I am finally done with my LAST final presentation leaving a mere two finals to take before Winter vacation begins. For one of my most …

My Major: Computer Engineering/Computer Science

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Here at USC, I study Computer Engineering/Computer Science (CECS), a major that entails both software (Computer Science) and hardware (Electrical Engineering classes focusing on Digital Logic/Computer Architecture).  The is that a CECS can go into either hardware or software, and that it is important to know the needs of a software designer to be an effective hardware engineer and vice-versa. …

My Major: Computer Science

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According to the Viterbi Admissions site, Computer scientists and computer engineers design and implement efficient software and hardware solutions to computer-solvable problems. which sounds about right to me. But in my own words, Computer Science is applying computational tools and logic to solve problems, With a huge emphasis on logic. That’s really what drew me to Computer Science. I had …