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202001051
Research Project Core
Course info
Course module202001051
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeFinal project Bachelor
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr.ing. Y. Huang
E-mailyanqiu.huang@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
PreviousNext 5
Examiner
dr. D. Babushkina
Examiner
dr. S. Bayhan
Examiner
N. Bouali
Contactperson for the course
dr.ir. A. Chiumento
Examiner
dr.ir. A. Chiumento
Academic year2022
Starting block
1B/  2B
RemarksPart of module 12 TCS/BIT
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISNo
Aims
During the module students will touch upon several typical aspects of performing research in Information Technology (IT). Students will learn how to perform scientific research on a given problem and how to evaluate the quality and relevance of their research. This includes identifying a valid research topic, writing a research proposal, performing the research, evaluate and reflect on the research quality, and presenting the results.

Research component
The Research Project module is organized as a typical research conference: the Twente Student Conference on IT (TScIT). The conference has several tracks all related to information technologies. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to students working in different areas of IT to come together, discuss, and exchange their expertise and knowledge related to various aspects of modern Information Technologies.
 
During the module several tutorials will be given on research oriented topics (e.g. information retrieval, performing research, scientific writing, presentation).

Reflection component
Reflection II is a mini-course on the ethics and philosophy of information and communications technology (ICT). In a series of lectures, we address such questions as: What are some of the ethical dimensions of ICT? What, if anything, is wrong with violations of privacy? Why are people worried about algorithms and bias? Does automation in the workplace change who is responsible for what? Is AI possible, and if so, will robots outcompete humans when it comes to jobs? What are some of the professional codes that govern ICT research and business?
 
At the end of Reflection, students will:
  • be familiar with some of the ethical and philosophical dimensions of technology
  • understand how ICT influences moral values, user well-being and social change
  • be able to critically think and argue about the ethics and philosophy of ICT research, engineering, and design
  • understand how technologies relate to core ethical values, such as wellbeing and autonomy
  • know some of the fundamental debates about the nature of technology, computing, and information
Content
Students will have to go through a standard research trajectory, starting from identifying a research topic (within a certain domain), writing a research proposal, performing the research, and presenting the results (in a paper and a presentation)
 
Two important deliverables are needed:
  • Research proposal. As a first step towards carrying out a research project each student has to write a research proposal highlighting the context, problem statement, importance, state of the art, methodology, expected results and planning. A draft proposal will be reviewed by the corresponding track chair and peer-students.
  • Research paper. Upon acceptance of the proposal each student will perform the proposed research. The results of the research will be described in a scientific paper following the submission guidelines of the conference. The paper will be reviewed by student peers as well as the track organizers.
Submission and review of proposals and papers will be managed through an online conference paper management system. All accepted papers will be made available on the Conference website, and will be presented at the conference.

FAQ
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Assumed previous knowledge
Mandatory:
Mandatory modules B1 + B2 + elective module
Module
Module 12
Participating study
Bachelor Technical Computer Science
Participating study
Bachelor Business & IT
Required materials
-
Recommended materials
-
Instructional modes
Lecture
Presence dutyYes

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance

Tutorial/Track meeting
Presence dutyYes

Tests
Research Component

Remark
Report + Presentation

Reflection Component

Remark
Reports

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