CMSC724: Database Management Systems
Prof. Amol Deshpande;
CSIC 1121; Mon-Wed 3:30pm-4:45pm
CritiquesThis is a research-oriented class and hence the main work in this class is independently reading and evaluating research papers in the field of databases. For each class, there will be one or two assigned papers, that you have to read before the class.
For each class, two of you will be responsible for preparing a summary and a list of discussion points about both the assigned papers (this can include praising specific things you liked about the paper, complaints about the approach/methodology etc., potential future directions, why the paper may or may not be relevant today, etc). These summaries need to be sent to me by Friday evening of the week prior, so I have enough time to put together the summaries. Everyone else must post a response to this summary by
I will circulate a sign-up sheet to sign up for doing these discussion points later (when the class enrollment stabilizes).
All submissions are through Piazza.
Programming AssignmentsThere will be several programming assignments.
Writen AssignmentsThe tentative plan is a three written assignments. We may revise depending on how things go in the early assignments.
Each assignment worth 5 points.
The first written assignment focuses on the background readings, and is posted below.
You can submit using the submit server (preferred) or you can submit a hard copy before the deadline (you can slide it under my office door if I am not there).
Class ProjectThe project will be a mini research project that will be conducted by groups. More details would be posted shortly.