CSE Grad Handbook - Resources
6 - Resources
6.1 Benton Hall
Entrance to Benton Hall outside of normal working hours requires a Miami ID card to swipe the black box outside of the door. At times, entrance to certain floors and/or certain labs within Benton will also require an ID. See the CSE department administrator in the CSE office (205 Benton) to gain ID access.
6.2 Graduate Study Room and Graduate Assistant Offices
Graduate students holding Graduate assistantships will be assigned a desk with a desktop computer in one of two graduate student office suites; Benton 200 or Benton 214. Students who have successfully defended their thesis proposals may be assigned a desk if there are additional desks left. Seats are assigned once a year, in August, by the graduate director. Students may apply to the graduate director if they need to be moved. Entrance to the graduate student office suites is via an RFID embedded in University ID cards.
6.3 Computing Accounts
6.3.1 College of Engineering and Computing Local Area Network
Personal computers in Benton and Garland Halls are networked using an Ethernet local area network (LAN) as well as Wi-Fi. Software is available for both Windows and Mac OSX for use on these machines. Graduate students will be assigned individual login ids and networked file space. This LAN is interconnected to the Miami University campus network (MUNet).
6.3.2 College of Engineering and Computing Linux Systems
The College Engineering and Computing maintains a number of multi-user or server computers running versions of Linux. Accounts are assigned upon request or for certain classes. To obtain a personal account contact the CEC Director of Computer Labs.
Computer science books are housed in the B.E.S.T. Science Library in Laws Hall. Many materials, including the ACM and IEEE digital libraries, may be accessed online though the library web site: http://www.lib.MiamiOH.edu
6.5 Web Pages of Interest
Several web pages should be of special interest to you. These are:
|Miami’s student/faculty/staff web portal
|Engineering & Computing home page
|Comp. Sci. & Software Engineering home page
|MCSC Program Page
6.6 Resources for “All But Thesis” Students
Students are not entitled to any Miami University resources unless they are enrolled at the University, or during the summer when they were enrolled the previous spring. In particular, non-enrolled students may not:
- Use University computer systems or lab spaces
- Use the University library
- Present a thesis proposal
- Give a thesis defense
See also the “Research Phase Continuous Enrollment Policy” section above.