For your final project, you need to pose a question, design a
framework in which to answer the question, conduct the research, and
write up your experience and results. There will be five deliverables
for this project which will count toward your final project grade: a
project proposal (5%), a research plan (10%), a midterm project status
presentation (5%), an in-class presentation (20%), and a final report
(60%). You are encouraged to schedule periodic project status
meetings with the instructor.
- Project proposal due 1/29
Your project proposal should clearly state the goals of your project
and the research question you are investigating. Describe why you
think the project you are proposing is interesting and important.
List the names and UNIs of all team members who are involved in the
- Project research plan due 2/5
Your research plan should include (1) related work that shows you have
enough background in the area to know that you are not simply
reproducing someone else's work, (2) hypotheses about the conclusions
you expect to draw from the work, (3) experimental setup which
describes what experiments you plan to conduct and how you plan to do
your measurements, (4) a description of hardware and software you will
need for your work so that we can make sure we have it available, and
(5) a detailed schedule for your work including dates and milestones.
For app development projects, your schedule must accommodate a successful
submission of the app to the appropriate application store and this
will be one criteria on which the success of your project will be judged.
- Project status presentations on 3/12
Each group should present a 10 minute talk with slides regarding their
project. The talk should include motivation for the work, a summary of the
key research idea, current implementation status, and any preliminary
results. Groups should provide hardcopies of their slides for the
- Project presentations on 4/23
Each group will give a presentation on their project in class.
Presentations should be 20 minutes. Groups should provide
hardcopies of their slides for the instructor.
- Final report due 5/6
The final report is a research paper. Reports should be roughly 10-20
pages in length, including graphs, diagrams, and citations. Reports
should not be more than 20 pages. Report format should be the same
as that of the extended abstract, double column, single space, 10 pt font,
and 1 inch margins. You should complete the writing
early enough that you have time to reread your work and critique it
with the same rigor that you applied in reviewing other papers for the
course. There should be a complete description of experimental results
with all support measurements and data.
You should be honest and state shortcomings in your work.
You should discuss future work and possible follow-on projects.