Coursework is intended to give students
experience in all of the major skills
necessary for a successful research
career. Each student has a a quarter-long
research project, which can be in small
groups. In addition to pursuing research, each
week one student presents a recent paper to
the class. Every student reads the paper before
it is presented.
Research projects last over the entire
quarter. Students who took CS244E may
continue their project from that
class. Students who do not have an ongoing
research project should talk with the
instructors in the first week to discuss and
decide on their project. There are four
major milestones in the project:
Students will join the professors in reading
and reviewing assignment 2, focusing on constructive
feedback to the authors.
- a short presentation to the class mid-quarter
on the problem and approach,
- a 3-4 paper describing the problem and
approach due mid-quarter,
- a short presentation to the class at the
end of the quarter showing results
- a 6-10 page paper in conference proceedings
format describing the project results.
The class will meet once weekly, on
Thursdays. In the class meeting, a student in
the class presents that week's paper. The
intention is that this presentation is not
solely a factual presention of the paper, but
also a student's interpretation and opinions
of the work. For example, the presentation can
consider prior and later work. The goal is
that the presenting student reads the paper
very deeply and places it in the context of
the broader wireless research literature, and
presents his or her own thoughts. Students
who are not presenting also read the paper; class
is an open discussion.
The Tuesday class meeting is usually
reserved for the presenting student to meet
with the instructors, to go over the
presentation and receive some feedback.
Course grades will be split evenly between
participation in class
(presentation, discussion) and the final project.