The goal of the project is to learn a new area related to the class material by reading a few research papers, and writing a report surveying the area and outlining interesting research directions. Students must form teams of 2-3 students, decide on a topic and a list of papers, and submit a one-page project proposal by Nov 20 by email to the instructors. On the scheduled final exam date of Dec 11, each team must submit a project report of up to 10 pages.
Students will be graded on the proposal and the report, with the former worth 5% of the course grade, and the latter worth 35%.
Students may consult with the instructor for help in forming project teams, selecting a suitable project topic, and selecting a suitable set of research papers. Students are encouraged to choose a topic related to their own research interests, and/or a topic which sparks their interest from reading through the required and supplementary course readings.