CMSC 724 Spring 2014
CMSC 724 Spring 2014
This course covers advanced topics in Database Management systems, with a blend of influential and ongoing research.
We will cover some of the seminal papers in the area and more recent work.
The load of the course is mostly on reading
(~60 papers in total or 2-3 papers per class).
Students are expected to read and have a good understanding of the presented papers ahead of the lecture time.
After the first 2 or 3 weeks, two or three students will carry out the lecture and lead the paper presentation
in class on slides that will be provided to the whole class ahead of time.
Students will be welcomed to modify and/or extend the provided slides with their own material.
The students who will be doing the presentation will be randomly selected at the beginning of the class.
Thus, all students will have to be prepared for the material of the day for each and every lecture
of the semester. This novel method will help in the discussion and evaluation of the covered material.
CMSC 424 or equivalent.
CLASS & OFFICE HOURS
TuTh 3:30pm - 4:45pm, Room
Office hours: Wed 1-2 pm or by appointment
Office AVW 3235, Tel. 405-2687
Udayan Khurana Email:
SYLLABUS & SCHEDULE
Papers and Slides to be covered
Possible Project Topics
REQUIREMENTS & GRADING
Class Preparation & Attendance 40%, Project 30%, and Final exam 30%.
Details and project topics
will be found in this link
TEXT BOOK There is no text for the course. All the material required for the class will be
made available on the class web page.
EXCUSED ABSENSES DUE TO ILLNESS
Students claiming a excused absence must apply in writing and furnish
documentary support (such as from a health care professional who treated the
student) for any assertion that the absence qualifies as an excused absence. The
support should explicitly indicate the dates or times the student was
incapacitated due to illness. Self-documentation of illness is not itself
sufficient support to excuse the absence. An instructor is not under obligation
to offer a substitute assignment or to give a student a make-up assessment
unless the failure to perform was due to an excused absence. An excused absence
for an individual typically does not translate into an extension for team
deliverables on a project.
Any student eligible for and requesting reasonable academic accommodations due
to a disability is requested to provide, to the instructor in office hours, a
letter of accommodation from the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS)
within the first two weeks of the semester.