CSci 8363 -- Fall 2019 -- Semester Plan
Plan for the semester and initial list of proposed papers.
- CSci 8363 - Mon Wed 4-5:15 in Keller 3-115. (no UNITE).
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- Students are to present [at least] one or two research
or tutorial papers during the course of the
semester, by rotation.
Talks should highlight the main points, and summarize the theoretical and
experimental results present in the paper being presented. For very
theoretically technical papers, you should at least be able to explain what
the main results are and what they mean, even if the detailed derivations are
too complex for a short presentation.
Long papers may be split up into parts presented separately (e.g.,
basic results/algorithms and examples/applications).
- The papers listed here are a mix of historical foundational papers, recent
papers showing variations on the original ideas or how the abstract methods
have been applied to specific applications. Students should either select
from among these papers, or may select another similar relevant paper after
checking with first with the instructor.
Submit a weekly synopsis of each week's material, with your own reactions.
This should be limited to a paragraph or two pointing out what the main
take-away message you got out of each lecture.
- Also submit as separate item some comments on how the lecture
was presented, to be passed on to the speaker (without attribution).
- Develop and carry out a research project based on one or more recent
research papers devoted to topics studied in this class.
A research project can be a literature survey, an experimental study of some
methods proposed in a paper or of an application of one of the methods studied
in this class. To give an approximate scale of the effort required, you
should expect to devote about 50 hours of time during the course of the
semester. In about 3 weeks, you should submit a 1 page description of
your proposed project.
- Write a 10-15 page report on your research project at a level that would
be appropriate for publication in a workshop or conference.
- Give a short presentation on your project during the last 2 weeks of the
Your project will count toward the Project Requirements for a Plan C MS degree
in Computer Science.
- All submissions should be via
- The final grade will be derived from
- Presentation of Research Paper in class [c. 40%]
- Synopses submitted weekly [c. 10%]
- Project (including the proposal, the short presentation, and mainly the written report) [c. 50%]
See list of slots to fill. You should select a slot from
here and a paper from this list of papers.
If you choose a survey or a review paper, or one before 2014, you should be prepared to present it
in September or early October. You may also select a related paper not list here with instructor prior approval.