Computer Science 435
Each student or pair of students
will do a final project of his/her or
their choosing related to
the material of the course.
Proposal due 5:00pm Monday, Mar. 5, 2012:
Email a paragraph describing
project to Prof. LaPaugh. Include
detail as possible. Prof. LaPaugh will reply with any
concerns about the content or scope of the project.
Progress report between April 9 and April 13:
with Professor LaPaugh to discuss your progress on your
Expect to spend about 15 minutes discussing your
date. You will not give a formal
presentation, but you
should prepare slides (about 8
to 12) that summarize any
architecture, or experiments you are developing for the
project. Email these to Professor LaPaugh ahead of your
After spring break, you will be able to sign up for your
using OIT's office
hours scheduling system WASS.
of appointment blocks is announced (watch Piazza).
To use WASS, log in and click the "Make an Appointment"
menu button. Search for the calendar under
name "LaPaugh" or NetId "aslp" entitled LaPaugh course
Once the calendar is found, click
If you have conflicts with all available times, email
do not use the calendar
entitled Advising calendar for
Project Report due 5:00 pm Dean's Date, Tuesday May 15, 2012:You are required to submit a final report that describes your project. This must include the statement of the topic and the goals of the project, your methodology and the results. If it is an experimental project, you need to describe what was implemented, the major implementation decisions, how you designed the experiments, and the experimental results. If you developed a system or tool, you may not have experiments per se, but you must describe how you are evaluating the project and the outcome. You should also relate your work to other work on the problem. Your code should be in an appendix or posted on a Web page with the URL provided (Web posting is preferred). If your project is a theoretical study, you need to describe the problem, review what was known about the problem before your analysis, and give the details and the results of your theoretical analysis. If your project is a literature-based project, you need to describe the major issues under study, summarize the major techniques and the theoretical and/or experimental results presented in the literature and critically analyze the results. For any type of project, be sure to include a bibliography of all the sources you used.
These topics are fairly
broad and need further refinement based on students'
interests. Students are
encouraged to suggest other project topics based on their
own interests. Check back
for updates and additions.