Final Project

As part of the class requirements, you will work on a final project. There are two types of projects:

You may work on the project in pairs, and this is especially encouraged if you are choosing to work on a research project. The length of the final report is expected to be 5-10 pages (yet we will be flexible as long as the length is reasonable and the project adheres to the spirit of these guidelines). Try to take this project as opportunity to practice good writing.

The project consists of the following milestones:

  1. Project proposal: A short description (1-2 paragraphs) of the topic that you choose to work on. For a summary, it can be a description of a problem and which results you are planning to present. For research, it can include the problem you are planning to work on, and potentially the first research direction you are planning to try. Due date: Monday, October 29 at 11:59 PM.

  2. Project checkpoint: A draft of 50% of the final report (mostly the introduction). The goal here is to give you feedback on the progress so far and make sure you are on the right track. Due date: Wednesday, November 28 at 11:59 PM.

  3. In-class presentation: The last meeting of class (Thursday, December 6) will be devoted to project presentations. For more details, see the Piazza post.

  4. The final report is due Thursday, December 13 at 11:59 PM.

All can be submitted via Gradescope or by email to the TA.

List of Suggested Papers

We created a list of suggestions for papers you may pick for the project. The list will be updated over time (also indicating papers that have already been claimed by other students). You are not limited to this list and are encouraged to look up more papers that match your interests.