15-859(A) Projects and Presentations

One of the course requirements is to do a project or presentation. Here is some more information on what is expected, and some ideas to get you started.

These should be done in groups of 2. You will read one or more papers and produce two things: a class presentation, and a 5-page class handout on the topic. You can have one person do the presentation and one person do the handout, or split both 50/50. The topic should be chosen in consultation with the instructor.
These can be done individually or in groups of 2. A project might involve conducting an experiment or thinking about a theoretical problem, or trying to relate two problems. The end result should be a 5-10 page report, and if you wish, a 5-10 minute presentation.

Presentation Ideas

Here are a few ideas for possible presentations. You might also want to take a look at recent COLT proceedings.

Project Ideas

Avrim Blum
Last modified: Tue Mar 02 09:14:40 Eastern Standard Time 2004