CS 581, Project Proposals

There are two types of projects in this class: survey papers and research papers. In general, research papers require much more interaction with me (in advance of starting) than survey papers, because setting up a research project that can be successful in a short time period is difficult.

In both cases, please expect that your plan will change through our discussions. You are not expected to know all the answers to these questions now -- but fleshing out your ideas in writing and then discussing with me will help you come up with a feasible and still interesting project!

Instructions for survey papers

Research project

Finally, in preparing to do your course project, bear in mind that writing quality is part of the evaluation. I have assembled some materials about writing at this page. Most likely the place to start is the General writing guidelines for reports.