Final projectΒΆ

  • [Sept 26]: Project pre-proposal
    • Talk: 5 min (but no evaluation)
    • Slides: 2 + 5 slides (PDF slides)
      • 1: title & name page
      • 1: your background and interests
      • 5: Rough proposal (area of interest)
      • So, ~45 sec for each page
      • Email your slides to the instructor
    • Find our teammate (team size should be <= 2)
  • [Early Oct]: Brainstorming sessions
    • One slot per team
  • [Oct 17, 22]: Proposal
    • 10 min presentation (w/ your laptop) + 5 min of Q&A
    • Try to answer following questions:
      • (motivation) What problems are you going to tackle?
      • (motivation) Why does it matter?
      • (motivation) Who should care about?
      • (approach) Are there any past research on this problem?
      • (approach) What is your approach then?
      • (approach) How is your approach different from the past research?
      • (plan/checklist) What is your plan/timeline, given the course deadline?
      • (evaluation) How can you demonstrate your approach works as intended?
    • During presentation, your classmates will evaluate the proposal and plan.
    • Day 1:
      • Groups TBA
    • Day 2:
      • Groups TBA
  • [Nov 26, Dec 3]: Presentation days
    • 15 min presentation (w/ your laptop) + 3min questions
    • TIME IS STRICT. PLEASE REHEARSE
    • Answer the following questions:
      • (motivation) What problem(s) did you tackle?
      • (motivation) Why does it matter?
      • (approach) What is your approach?
      • (approach) How is your approach different from the past research?
      • (plan/checklist) What is your plan/timeline, given the course deadline?
      • (evaluation/results) What did you find? This should be ~ 8-10min of your presentation. Focus on characterization of the data and results as well as what surprised you.
      • (retrospective) How was it different / harder than expected? What would do you different?
      • (subsequent work) What else will be done between now and the final report?
      • Tips on giving a good academic talk,
    • Day 1:
      • Groups announced via email / Piazza
    • Day 2:
      • Groups announced via email / Piazza
  • [Dec 9]: Final report write-up
    • Final submission by Dec 9 9pm (strict)
      • Report: no longer than 10 pages
      • Demo: screenshot or video (optional)
      • Structure of the paper should be a workshop or conference paper.
      • Use of LaTeX is strongly encouraged. I suggest using the usenix style file
      • You should answer the questions outlined in the presentation and proposal at a minimum. More depth is expected.
      • Be sure to carefully outline your methodology to the point where others could replicate.
      • Carefully describe your dataset.
      • A related work section is expected.