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|Office:||S&T II 355, 993-1654, fax: 993-1638|
|Class Hours:||Wed 4:30 - 7:10, FAB B108|
|Prerequisite:||SWE 642 or POI|
|Office Hours:||Anytime electronically, T 1:30 - 3:00, or by appointment|
|Learning:||What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you -- it's like the difference between romantic love and an arranged marriage.|
|- Terrence Rafferty|
I. (15%) Class participation is required. All students are expected energetically participate in the discussions. Each PhD student is requried to lead the discussion of one paper during the semester. You can choose which paper and sign up by sending me an email the day before we will discuss the paper (or earlier).
II. (35%) Each student will submit a short (about one page) summary of one half of the papers, excluding the first three for day one of class. You can choose which papers. The summaries are due before class on the day they are discussed and should be submitted via the online form. The summaries should: (1) describe the subject in general terms, (2) summarize and critique the major results, (3) discuss applications of the ideas (if appropriate), (4) and critique the presentation of the paper.
III. (50%) Each student will either build a semester project or write a research paper. The instructor will suggest a number of projects in the first or second week of class. Project students may select from among those selected or propose a different project. At the end of the semester, project students will demo their projects to the class and submit a short description of the project with design and user documentation. The project option is primarily intended for MS students.
Research students will carry out a small research project, write a paper, and make a 30 minute presentation at the end of the semester. You could write a review of the current research in one problem area, propose a new technique to solve a current problem, or carry out empirical work involving an implementation and detailed documentation. We will spend time in class discussing writing and presentations.