The CS300 seminar is offered to incoming first year students in the Autumn quarter. The seminar gives CS faculty the opportunity to speak for 45 minutes about their research. The idea is to allow the new CS PhD students the chance to learn about the professor's areas of research before permanently aligning.
For First year CS PhD students it is required that you attend 2/3 of the seminars. To record your attendance at the seminars please go to: http://cs.stanford.edu/webdb/cs300 and log in using your CS ID and password.