|Aug 31||Problem Set 0||Take Home||Solutions|
30 minutes (20 min + 10 min for discussion)
Send Dan the slides no later than 2 days before the presentation (if you are presenting on Tuesday.Thursday, send the slides to us by Sunday/Tuesday evening)
You will be asked to grade the presentation of all other students.
There will be 4 critical reading essays.
Tentative deadlines for the fours critical reviews are:
Please send the reviews to Dan and Shyam by email whenever you want. Make sure you send all four essays before the deadline listed above. Ensure the email has the subject:
CIS700 Review #k, studentid
You are encouraged to read more papers from the list, and follow up on the references in the papers listed (in some cases, you will have to do it in order to understand the paper).
In addition to get you better acquainted with key ideas and applications, the goal is to train you in reading a research paper both quickly and effectively.
We allocate each student a budget of four days worth of late submission for the entire semester. Late submissions made after you have exhausted your budget will not be graded and you shall receive a zero. For instance, if you submitted Review 1 one day after the deadline, and Review 2 three days after the deadline, then you cannot make any more late submissions.
There are two types of critical reviews; three of the four will be short reviews, and the fourth one will be a longer critical review.
Your essay should not exceed 2 pages (1 is ideal). Spend only 1-2 paragraphs introducing the problem and the approach taken. The rest of your writing should be devoted to critic, where you can address any issue you feel is important in the context of this paper. Examples might be:
One of the critical reviews will longer, almost like a paper. In this case your essay should not exceed 10 pages but needs to be at least 5 pages long. As described above, the point is not to tell me what the paper is about – spend only only 1-2 paragraphs introducing the problem and the approach taken in the paper. Instead, try to extend the paper in some way. Suggest a variation of the model, combine it with another model, analyze it in some way or, otherwise, say something interesting about it. You can also do some experiments with your extensions of the model if this is your preferred choice. Note that this essay could take you a lot more time to complete than the other three, so please plan accordingly.
You need to submit a project proposal describing in 1-3 pages the following,
You should strive to make the project interesting. The project proposal should serve as a skeletal version of the final project report, and also help you identify what you will need to do.
The final report should be 5-6 pages in 11pt font. Try to make it look like a published article. You can download the latex format files from here (or any other conference).
Below are some guidelines on how to structure your report (these are just guidelines, feel free to restructure to suit your project’s needs)
Try to make it clear what parts of the work are presentation of known work, what is given a new look by your presentation and what is novel in your view of the problem.