2010 AMSC/CMSC 660 Term Project Information
Suppose that you are the instructor for 660. Write a case study
for the class that solves an interesting application problem,
using one or more of the algorithms studied this semester.
Also write a solution for the case study, including well-documented
Deadlines and points:
Model your project on the Case Study chapters in the textbook,
the corresponding chapters in the solution manual, and
the software provided with it.
A case study should typically have 4-5 challenges.
The project should include:
How to get started:
Each person is required to have a unique project, so
send me your idea by email, and I will add it to the list
of claimed topics on this page.
If you don't have any ideas, let's talk.
What to submit for the project:
How to submit:
Submit your project by e-mail. The legitimate time stamp on the
e-mail will determine whether the project is on-time or late.
I will acknowledge receipt of your project
as soon as I have saved the attachment to your email.
Some questions that will be asked while evaluating a project:
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 formatting:
The format for your project does not need to be the same as the
homeworks that I have given you, but here is a Latex template
(which uses the class file found here ) and the resulting pdf output,
in case you find it useful.
A note on accessing journals over the internet at UMD:
If you can't think of a topic, here are some ideas to consider:
Projects chosen by other students this semester and in previous
Your project must be different from
all of these, so either pick a different topic or
check with me to make sure that your ideas are
sufficiently different from what these students did.
Topics chosen this semester: