Classification of Computer Science ResearchThis is intended to be sarcastic.
Security: The art of thinking about unsolvable problems.
Theory: The art of creating unsolvable problems.
Systems: The continuous re-implementation of ideas that appeared in 1950's.
Compilers: The science of arguing that every thing is
either NP-complete or undecidable, and showing that neither
Artificial Intelligence: A
line of research whose existence is motivated and justified by the
failure of natural intelligence, or the lack thereof.
Networking: An excuse for doing research in security.
Computer Architecture: The only successful branch of computer
science research, although it has nothing to do with
science, or research.
Graphics: Drawing pots and kettles on computer screens.
Databases: A research topic that was resolved in the 60's.
Parallel Processing: This is what you claim to be doing when you
want the government to spend a lot of money to
HCI: A philosopher in front of a Mac.
Geometric Modelling: That's what people who get tired of theory move to . They then retire.