- Students must complete a class project either individually or in groups of size 2.
- Projects can focus on developing new theory/algorithms, or on implementing/adapting known algorithms to a real application setting.
- You can choose your own projects.
- At any stage of the semester, you are welcome to discuss with others as well as with the instructors.
Total: 40 points
- 5 points each for submitting the project proposal and mid-term report on time.
- 10 points for presentation
- 20 points for final report
Sep 29: Choose a team and project idea
By this date, you are expected to
- know who your team members are, and
- have a rough idea of what project you are working on.
I expect you to email the instructors at least once before this about your choice.
Oct 13: Project Proposal
1-4 page write-up (ideally in LaTeX) describing the project. It should contain the following:
- At least one paragraph on why the problem is important (motivation).
- A formulation of the problem, and how you will evaluate its “success”.
- Define your notion of privacy or fairness
- Define what “utility” means
- Formally state assumptions
- What datasets are you going to use
- Initial literature review testifying that the problem is not already solved (need not be detailed).
- Preliminary ideas on your approach to solving the problem.
- Preliminary ideas of which datasets/experiments/theorems …
Nov 3: Mid-project report
2-3 page report on the progress. By now you should have a good literature review of related work, a good plan of attack and you must know which datasets you are running experiments on, or which theorems you are attempting to prove.
Dec 13: Final presentations
Each team is expected to create a 5-10 minute video explaining their research project.
Dec 13: Final Report
Submit final report (6-10 page conference style paper).
Never copy a sentence or a paragraph word-to-word from any source. This is plagiarism. If you ever need to quote a sentence from another source, always put it within quotations marks and appropriately cite the source.