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I'm about to start my AQA EPQ - which is a 5000 word essay and presentation on a topic of your choice; I was looking for topics in which to research and report on. I believe this question is often asked by many university and sixth form students because often, chosen questions can lead to to many 'dead-ends'.

I want to be able to go into depth with the topic and write-up a detailed report with a strong over-all conclusion.

What topics within computer science are considered good topics to research and report on.

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closed as not constructive by Thomas Owens, GSto, Oded, Mark Trapp Sep 19 '11 at 17:44

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cstheory.stackexchange.com would be a better place for this. –  JB King Sep 19 '11 at 17:40

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Computer Science (Theory)

  • Machine Learning & Logic Programming
  • Parallel Processing and Multi-core CPUs (for example, Intel Project in Israel)
  • Security and cryptography
  • Human–computer interaction (HCI)
  • Biometrics
  • Computer Network Protocols and Routers (especially Cisco Singapore research labs)

Computer Industry

only Web Technologies (don't know about others)

  • Cloud Computing and Cloud based deployments
  • Scalability
  • NoSQL and Polyglot persistence
  • Social Web & Web
  • C++0x
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A note about Security and Cryptography: Some advanced algorithms are making progress, not everything. Some freaky stuff you can't even imagine. A few months back, I heard some guys claimed they broke RSA by controlling the voltage supply attached to the system. –  c0da Sep 19 '11 at 17:44

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