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Fairly quiet weekend - I went through the Web Accessibility… - John C. Kirk

Jul. 14th, 2003

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Fairly quiet weekend - I went through the Web Accessibility Guidelines, and overhauled my website. Soon I'll actually add some new content, rather than just meta-data :) Although I am planning to do semantic web markup at some point (relevant to PhD plans)...

I've just got some more detailed exam results from Kings. I've passed all 8 exams on my first attempt, and got a >70% average, so that puts me on course for the Distinction. It's now just dependent on how well my project goes.

Algorithm Design and Analysis: 67%
Algorithmic Graph Theory: 82%
Cryptography and Information Security: 73%
Data Structures and their Implementation: 100%
Parallel and Distributed Algorithms: 72%
Randomised Algorithms: 62%
Text Searching and Processing: 70%
Advanced Research Topics: 60%

Average: 73.25%

So, some were better than expected, and some were worse. I was only expecting to scrape a pass on Randomised Algorithms (about 50%), so 62% was better than expected. On the other hand, I thought I'd got about 97% on Graph Theory, so that's a bit lower (but still a decent mark). Anyway, I got one perfect score, and I'm happy with the overall result.

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From:rileen
Date:July 14th, 2003 09:34 am (UTC)

Congratulation

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100 in DSI - wow :-) !!

I got 72% overall, hope to secure the distinction after the project. But i don't know whether it's too low to land the departmental bursary.
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From:johnckirk
Date:July 14th, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)

Re: Congratulation

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Thanks, and I'm glad you got the high average too. Presumably that means you passed "Randomised Algorithms", so hopefully that means that all 3 of us did. Is the bursary some kind of cash prize, or is it a grant for PhD funding that's based on this year? As I recall, there's a prize for whoever comes top in the year overall (out of the MSc in Advanced Computing), and a prize for whoever does the best project. Manal got the "overall best student" prize last year.
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From:rileen
Date:July 14th, 2003 09:55 am (UTC)

Ph.D funding

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Randomized Algos was actually one of my better subjects :-)

The bursary's for Ph.D funding - they release a few every year, so if a few of us from the M.Sc apply, the ones who've done better might stand a better chance, presumably. Do you know how the rest of the class has done?
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From:johnckirk
Date:July 14th, 2003 09:57 am (UTC)

Re: Ph.D funding

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I don't know about anyone else in the class - I just got my results over the web, rather than going into college, and I haven't swapped emails with anyone else.
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From:rileen
Date:July 14th, 2003 10:01 am (UTC)
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Guess we'll get to know a bit over the next few days.
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