2010 AMSC 607 /CMSC 764 Term Project Information
The purpose is for you to become an expert on one of the
papers in the list posted on October 12. You will experiment with the
algorithm discussed in the paper, or illustrate the theory
described there, and identify open questions that could be
the topic of further research. Optionally, you will present
the paper to the class, instead of taking the final exam.
For your project,
choose a paper from the list below and study it, reading
background papers as necessary.
You may choose to do Part 1 only, for 100 points.
In this case you will also take a final exam.
You may choose to do both Part 1 and Part 2, for 200 points.
In this case you need not take the final exam.
Doing only Part 2 is not an option.
Deadlines and points:
What to submit for Part 1:
Your project must have these components:
How to submit:
Submit Part 1 by e-mail.
I'll acknowledge your submission by e-mail after I have successfully
extracted the files.
Some questions that will be asked while evaluating Part 1:
Lateness or plagiarism puts you in danger of failing the course.
If you use someone's ideas, cite the source.
If you use a direct quote, use quotation marks and cite the
source. And don't expect a good grade on a project that is
mostly someone else's work.
A note on software:
There are several Matlab packages available on the web for
various types of constrained optimization problems.
If Mathworks does not supply software for your problem,
I advise you to find a package from the web
and modify it (if necessary) for your purposes
rather than writing one from scratch.
If you choose a 200 point project, then you will also give a
half-hour talk (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions)
explaining the contents of your paper.
Email me your slides (pdf) before your presentation.
I will assign time slots in order, Dec 9, Dec 7, Dec 2, Nov 30,
Nov 23, unless you have a specific request for an early date.
Your grade will be based on the clarity and quality of
your slides and your oral presentation, including how well your
fellow students understand what you say.
Choose a paper from this list: