CS614B F07


General Information





Here is the summary of grading criteria. Details will be discussed in class.

  • 10% - Paper summaries
  • 5% - Critique I by Sep 30
  • 10% - Critique II by Nov 15
  • 15% - Paper presentations
  • 10% - Class participation
  • 50% - Project
Final letter grades will be based on the relative distribution of total scores and not on any preset numerical grade.


Paper summaries

Students are expected to read papers before coming to class. They should write a half-page summary for every paper and include a list of 2-3 questions. This summary must be turned in at the beginning of every class.


Students will write two critiques during the semester. The first one will be for any paper that was discussed in class before September 30. The second one will take the form of a creative survey using three related papers that were presented in class.

Paper presentations and class participation

Several papers will be made available on RamCT. These papers will be selected from top journals and conferences. The papers will be discussed in class and a student will lead the discussion. Other students must also participate in the discussion.


The project has four parts:

  • 3% Proposal writeup (Oct 10)
  • 3% Proposal presentation (same week)
  • 40% Term paper (last week of classes)
  • 4% Project presentation (last week of classes and finals week)

Last updated: May 17, 2007