Paper Guidelines: Detailed guidelines on the paper submission can be found here. Here's a summary: Due 1/10 by noon as a PDF to cs266-reviews@eecs. Paper length no more than 10 pages (not including bibliography), at least 10 point font, single spaced. Focus on readability and clearly laying out what you did for the project and what your results were. Several suggestiongs on how to do that are given in the guidelines, but I will also try and get written feedback to all of you.
Also in your email include the abstract in ascii text for the final projects webpage.
Lecture presentations: I'd like to put up all the lecture presentations from class. If you have not sent me yours, please do so asap (ppt/pdf or txt). Do not worry about editting - they will be kept behind the password section.
Evaluations: If you did not get a chance to fill out a evaluation form, or would like to say more, you can find the form here. You can drop it off in my mailbox in the second floor lounge. These evals are very helpful in improving the course, and I appreciate your input.
The goal of the update is to report your progress so far on achieving your milestones, to bring up issues/problems that you are experiencing, as well as to inform your classmates what you are upto. So this update will have three parts:(1) Send me an email update in (ascii text to cs266-reviews@eecs). You should recieve an email with the format (2) In class be ready to give a 2 minute description of what you are doing and how its going (3) Set a time to meet with me.
Submit a (<) 3-page proposal on your class project. Your proposal should contain (1) A succinct description of the problem/project you are investigating and its significance (2) A description of background/related work (3) A plan of execution along with a list of 2 week milestones (4) A short bibliography (5) One sentence about where you'd eventually like to go with this project.
In setting a plan and milestones, keep a couple of points in mind. First you should feel free to set milestones that come with the caveat "if all goes well upto this point". Second, make sure that you build in evaluation points into your milestones - how will you evaluate success at intermediate steps? Also for joint person projects, give some indication (and thought) as to who will be doing which parts.
Submit your proposal (preferably pdf) via email to cs266-reviews@eecs.