Assignment 3: Advanced Topics (Reading)

Your task for this assignment is to read a paper from the reading list and submit a paper review (in pdf). Most of the papers are from recent conferences and are related to the topics (and classic algorithms) we covered in class. You can also suggest papers on your own (in which case please send me your suggestions for approval).

Please be prepared to present the paper in class.   I will assign paper presentations based on the topic choices of the class.     

Each review should be around 1 page with the following format:

Summary (one paragraph): A summary of the main problem that the paper is addressing, the main approach the paper is taking, and the key contributions of the paper. 

Strong points: At least two points on strengths of the paper or things that you found intersting about the paper (e.g., an interesting and novel formulation of the problem, a novel approach, a non-obvious pitfall, a neat trick that could be used in your research, a good experiment design, a good dataset for future use, etc).
S1 (one paragraph) ...
S2 (one paragraph) ...

Weak points: At least two points on weakness/limitations of the paper or things that you could improve about the paper (e.g. an alternative approach, a different argument, a strong assumption that could be relaxed, a new setting the approach may be applied, etc).
W1 (one paragraph) ...
W2 (one paragraph) ...

Please refer to here for resources on how to read and review papers and how to give a talk.