CSE 8317: Course Project

Prof. Jeff Tian (tian@engr.smu.edu)

Project assignment

You project is the most important part of your CSE 8317. It demonstrates your mastery of the course material and application of newly acquired knowledge/skills in solving a practical problem or in conducting individual research on a selected topic. It will consist of the following parts: The details are given below.

Acceptable types of projects

The project will of two generic types:

Special notes about team project:

Students may form a team to do a application-type project if it is of a larger scale/scope that requires team effort (must be well justified). However, if one chooses to write a term paper, it should be an individual effort.

Project Proposal

You project proposal should be around 3-5 double spaced pages in length, and should include the following information: In case of a group project (application project only, not term paper), please also provide information regarding roles and responsibilities.

Project presentation

To be given in one of the last three classes (4/17/13, 4/24/13, 5/1/13).

I have included a link in BlackBoard for you to upload your presentation documents if you elect to do so (in other words, the submission of presentation material is optional, but the presentation itself is required).

Project report

A project report or term paper should be around 15 double-spaced pages in length, and clearly and comprehensively describes the background, problem, strategy, activities, results, result analysis, lessons learned, followup actions, and summary/conclusions. A high level summary or an abstract should also be included at the beginning of your report.

For term papers, please also include, in the appendix, the titles and abstracts of the papers your covered in detail. In additional, if the paper(s) was not publicly available (e.g., internal reports), you need to include a copy of the paper(s) with your report. These documents are not counted in the 15-page limit.

Prepared by Jeff Tian (tian@engr.smu.edu).
Posted: Jan. 30, 2013. Last update: Jan. 30, 2013.

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